Re: Star Trek Into Darkness and the 4th wall
I just thought it was a Tex Avery-style exercise in seeing how far something could be extended and still keep the audience engaged. Also (unlike the "How it should have ended" clips) to do it without calling attention to the gag in advance.
"It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with
confidence, stands a good chance to deceive." — Mark Twain