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Old June 14 2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Humor in STID (spoilers if you haven't seen it, yet)

Humor within the story is a big part of all good "Star Trek". There was plenty in STID. What were the best lines? Which moments didn't work that well? Anything better than "I like this ship! Y'know. It's exciting!"

I liked two moments in particular.

-- This bit was neat because it involved Khan. Kirk and Khan are in the airlock waiting to be shot out into space. Scotty tells Kirk that what they're about to try is going to be "like jumping out of a moving car, off a bridge, and into your shotglass." Kirk responds rather dryly that he's done that before and looks at Khan. Khan gives him a WTF look, and Kirk tries to explain himself. The stare Khan/Cumberbatch gives Kirk as Kirk goes from conversational to embarrassed to finally realizing he should just shut up is great.

-- Kirk ordering McCoy to stop the metaphors was also very nice. An homage to when McCoy would finally go too far and Kirk snaps at him.
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Old June 14 2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Re: Humor in STID (spoilers if you haven't seen it, yet)

Scotty's line about the ridiculousness of hiding a starship on the bottom of an ocean - a perfect troll.
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Old June 14 2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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"Are you giving me attitude, Spock?"

"I am expressing multiple attitudes simultaneously."

"Get out."


Snarky Spock rules.
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Old June 14 2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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Re: Humor in STID (spoilers if you haven't seen it, yet)

Starting from the beginning, as all the natives were on their knees to the graven image drawn in the sand their Leader stood tall, watching as the Enterprise speeds away. His look conveyed to me a sense of understanding that this is no god but a construct of some sort.

This left me pondering the question, under the PD, which is a worse consequence; the tribe thinking it was a god or the leader thinking it wasn't? Brilliant!
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Old June 14 2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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"I consider that an apology. And I'll consider that apology."
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Old June 14 2013, 09:40 PM   #6
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Starting from the beginning, as all the natives were on their knees to the graven image drawn in the sand, their Leader stood tall, watching as the Enterprise speeds away. His look conveyed to me a sense of understanding that this is no god but a construct of some sort.

This left me pondering the question, under the PD, which is a worse consequence; the tribe thinking it was a god or the leader thinking it wasn't? Brilliant!
I liked how he just dropped the sacred scroll to look at the Enterprise - throwing out the old stuff for the rebootReligion.
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Old June 14 2013, 10:14 PM   #7
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Re: Humor in STID (spoilers if you haven't seen it, yet)

Spock being miffed at the idea of another science officer.
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Old June 14 2013, 11:22 PM   #8
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Sorry Franklin, missed you were asking for the humorous moments...

Kirk on Spock/Uhura's argument; You two are fighting... how does that even work?!

Is that right, did I get the quote correct? Anyway, I thought it was a funny line.
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Old June 14 2013, 11:25 PM   #9
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Re: Humor in STID (spoilers if you haven't seen it, yet)

When Kirk asked Uhura if her and Spock will be okay working together on the away mission, and she says angrily says "We will," after which Spock waits a beat, turns, and delivers a deadpan "Unclear."
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Old June 15 2013, 12:09 AM   #10
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Re: Humor in STID (spoilers if you haven't seen it, yet)

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Sorry Franklin, missed you were asking for the humorous moments...

Kirk on Spock/Uhura's argument; You two are fighting... how does that even work?!

Is that right, did I get the quote correct? Anyway, I thought it was a funny line.
It's funny in the irony of it. The fact that this "primitive" person whose people had just barely invented the wheel could look at the Enterprise and have an inkling of anything other than seeing a god is a clever moment. An example of Starfleet sanctimony in action. (You're too dumb to figure out what just happend.) It was clever. And clever things can make a person smirk, which is close to laughing and humorous.

As far as the turbolift scene goes, yeah, it was like Kirk and Uhura had a shared moment about Spock in the turbolift. You could hear another woman deliver the line just like Kirk did (wait women talking about men is in another thread.) When Kirk exited and asked Spock if his ears were burning, I think that got the loudest laugh from my wife.

My youngest daughter thought it was very funny when Scotty told Kirk, "I'm running," on the Vengeance. Laughed out loud both times she saw it.
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Old June 15 2013, 08:09 PM   #11
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Re: Humor in STID (spoilers if you haven't seen it, yet)

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Sorry Franklin, missed you were asking for the humorous moments...

Kirk on Spock/Uhura's argument; You two are fighting... how does that even work?!

Is that right, did I get the quote correct? Anyway, I thought it was a funny line.
IIRC... Kirk says "Are you two fighting? My God, what's that even like?"
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Old June 15 2013, 08:50 PM   #12
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Re: Humor in STID (spoilers if you haven't seen it, yet)

There were two lines in the film that I felt the most humor from. Both delivered by McCoy;

Kirk wakes up from being dead with a start.
McCoy: Don't be so melodramatic. You were barely dead.
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McCoy: Are you feeling homicidal, power-mad, or despotic?
Kirk: No more than usual.
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Old June 15 2013, 08:54 PM   #13
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Re: Humor in STID (spoilers if you haven't seen it, yet)

King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
"Are you giving me attitude, Spock?"

"I am expressing multiple attitudes simultaneously."

"Get out."


Snarky Spock rules.
That whole exchange is gold.

"I am Vulcan, sir. We embrace technicality."

The humor in STID is a lot better all around than ST'09 – almost all of it comes from character, without the dumb "fat hands"-style slapstick.

The conversation between Kirk and Spock just before the ill-fated briefing is another great moment. It's really funny, but it also sets up the gulf between their mindsets about family and duty, material that pays off in Kirk's death scene.
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Old June 16 2013, 03:53 PM   #14
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Spock, on his game, is a master of the zinger.
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Old June 16 2013, 05:20 PM   #15
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I admit, the quick line from Kirk about "Are your ears burning?" to Spock was pretty good...

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