STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]
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April 23 2013, 05:11 PM
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]
My Name Is Legion wrote:
Spock Prime appears on the view screen. Young Spock asks if, in his travels, they ever encountered a character called Khan? Spock Prime replies that Spock knows he swore he would never reveal details of their lives, but Khan was the most dangerous foe they ever faced and would kill them all without a thought. Spock asks whether they were able to defeat him and Spock Prime replies, "at great cost".
Ok, wait a minute. That was NOT the Khan that the crew encountered in Space Seed. He was just someone who wanted nothing to do with Earth since the people of Earth didn't want him as ruler, and all he wanted was to start his own world. He took control of the Enterprise after realizing that Kirk knew who he was and was obviously going to bring him and his people back to Earth to be sentenced or taken away somewhere as evidenced by Khan being locked in his quarters. While Khan did threaten to kill Kirk if the crew didn't join him, it was hardly done without thought since he resorted to "If anyone joins me, ANYONE, I'll let him live."
It was only after being left on a the planet that literally turned to hell for 15 years that caused Khan to lose his mind and swear vengeance on Kirk. THAT is the Khan who killed without thought. Spock Prime should not be referring to this Khan as that since his people are still alive and that there is still a chance for the crew to reason with him. Space Seed did after all end on a note where Kirk and Khan had respect for one another.
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