Set Harth wrote:
Cinema Geekly wrote:
It just didn't seem to fit well with what Starfleet people would normally do.
"You can't escape your going to die, but we will help you"
"I don't want your help"
"Okay, shoot them then".
Yeah, I don't think we've ever seen Starfleet personnel behave that way before.
Well if we have, I'm afraid the following isn't it.
"Give me your hand!"
"I... have had... enough of you!!!"
In your example the Klingon was actively trying to take Prime Kirk with him to their deaths (he had even said as much while Kirk was reasoning with him earlier) whereas Nero was not even capable of hurting nuKirk (unless his plan was to keep him talking long enough for the black hole to get them all!
). In short you are left trying to equate "self defence" with "murder".