Spook/Hoorah! Admirer wrote:
I hate to say it, but if you think of it more as an action movie (where factual information and the best likelihoods aren't much of a concern) then it's easier to dismiss any qualms or questions you might have. I think in the film, we're led to believe that Nero left Spock Prime there to see the destruction of his planet and that's all we're supposed to focus on. ST09 is basically an action movie with some sci-fi elements.
Which really is most Trek movies in general. I mean hell, TWOK had a device that created a livable planet from a rock and First Contact was Star Trek with zombies.