Re: Figured it out! Post your STID theories here
I'm not giving it a high probability of happening, 20 percent, tops, but I can't get it out of my head that Kirk dies at the end of the movie. Scenes in the teasers and spoilers from the clips shown in Brazil added to my feeling that it could happen. Still, it's just a guess based on piecing together circumstantial observations.
We all know the scene in the trailer where Spock and someone in a black shirt are touching hands through a sheet of glass much like Kirk and Spock did in TWOK. A lot of speculation said because of the black shirt, it's most likely Harrison, and Spock is attempting some kind of mind meld through the glass of the brig. But hand to hand is not how a mind meld is done, and certainly not with the Vulcan salute.
So, here's the part about putting two and two together and probably getting five.
-- First, the idea of the needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few was introduced by Spock in the first nine minutes, just as it was introduced early in TWOK. In this movie, I can't believe they'd just decide it was "cute" for Spock to say that, and leave that idea hanging without it portending something later in the movie, just as it did in TWOK.
-- Second, a clip in the new teaser shows Kirk and Scotty running through a corridor during a red alert. It's quite possible that bit is during the five minute clip shown in Brazil where Kirk and Scotty go to engineering to try to stabilize (save) the Enterprise. What caught my eye about that is Kirk is wearing only his black shirt, and Scotty is wearing the uniform he has on in the teasers where he's obviously observing something deeply disturbing to him.
-- Third, sacrifice seems to be a theme in the movie. Clarke's character sacrifices both his reputation and his life for his daughter; Harrison seems willing to sacrifice himself for a cause; Spock is willing to sacrifice himself rather than possibly break the PD. So, what's Kirk's sacrifice? Is he willing to make a sacrifice for his "family?"
-- Fourth, OK, Kirk's death would be a big thing. So why show the hands between the glass clip as a possible giveaway? Don't know, other than it's possible they think few would believe it's Kirk, anyway. Or they just want people to think it could be.
Like I said, I'm more than likely wrong, but I can't shake the feeling it could
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. -- Mark Twain
Last edited by Franklin; March 14 2013 at 06:50 PM.