Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
One question, though: At one point, Kirk and McCoy are running from the aliens and Kirk suddenly slaps a tapestry with alien-looking writing on it, on a tree. Why does he do this? To slow the aliens down?
According to the novel it was a religious scroll Kirk stole from a temple near the base of the volcano. He used it to lure them away from their village which was getting pulverized by volcanic debris.
"I had no idea you were so... formidable. " - Anan 7 to James T. Kirk, A Taste of Armageddon