Therin of Andor wrote:
It just makes it seem like the writers can't come up with iconic phrases on their own.
Honestly, if Orci & Kurtzman avoided all TOS catchphrases, people would say, "They missed a perfect opportunity to throw in some TOS catchphrases here."
That's completely different.
Perhaps people might reflect on that later, but nobody is going to be taken out of the movie by the lack
of cribbed lines and scenes from a different movie, which is one of the big complaints about this film.