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Old March 24 2010, 04:03 AM   #1
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Why didn't Nero just destroy the star that went nova?

After reading the Nero miniseries, that question came to me. Why not just go destroy the star that went nova, thereby ensuring that it doesn't destroy Romulus? I know the real world answer is that it wouldn't be much of a movie then, but it seems it would have been a lot easier than trying to destroy the Federation knowing that the star would go nova again anyway.
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Old March 24 2010, 04:12 AM   #2
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Re: Why didn't Nero just destroy the star that went nova?

Who says he wasn't planning to?
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Old March 24 2010, 04:15 AM   #3
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Re: Why didn't Nero just destroy the star that went nova?

I have only read the Countdown series (and seen the movie), but IMO Nero became insane somewhere along the way. (Revenge has a way of doing that to people over time.) This is the only way to explain his irrational behavior. Nero's, "Don't tell me it didn't happen! I saw it happen!!" appears to prove this theory.
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Old March 24 2010, 06:38 AM   #4
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Re: Why didn't Nero just destroy the star that went nova?

I would have made that star my frist stop... then killing the people that didn't help, thus insuring more "land" for the empire
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Old March 24 2010, 01:05 PM   #5
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Re: Why didn't Nero just destroy the star that went nova?

Nero's motivations don't make sense in the movie alone, and that comic only confuses matters more.
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Old March 24 2010, 08:36 PM   #6
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Re: Why didn't Nero just destroy the star that went nova?

He has over 100 years to destroy the star. Why make it a priority?

As for his motivation. His wife is dead, his planet destroyed and he's trapped over a 100 years in the past in an alternate reality. And it's all Spock's fault. Seems to be more than enough motivation to me.
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Old March 25 2010, 12:47 AM   #7
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Re: Why didn't Nero just destroy the star that went nova?

He even says in the film that his intent is not merely to prevent the destruction of Romulus, but also to destroy the Federation.
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Old March 25 2010, 01:32 AM   #8
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Re: Why didn't Nero just destroy the star that went nova?

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He has over 100 years to destroy the star. Why make it a priority?

As for his motivation. His wife is dead, his planet destroyed and he's trapped over a 100 years in the past in an alternate reality. And it's all Spock's fault. Seems to be more than enough motivation to me.
Sure he has motivation, just the motivation makes no sense.
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Old March 25 2010, 01:38 AM   #9
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Re: Why didn't Nero just destroy the star that went nova?

Seem to be "sensible" when Khan had it. (Dead wife, destroyed planet, marooned) In what way does Nero or Khan for that matter, seeking revenge against the man and people who in his mind killed his wife and destroyed his home, not make sense?
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Old March 25 2010, 01:49 AM   #10
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Seem to be "sensible" when Khan had it. (Dead wife, destroyed planet, marooned) In what way does Nero or Khan for that matter, seeking revenge against the man and people who in his mind killed his wife and destroyed his home, not make sense?
Because we like Khan and not Nero. Aren't we a bunch with our double standards?
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Old March 25 2010, 01:50 AM   #11
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Re: Why didn't Nero just destroy the star that went nova?

Of course, we're also trying to ascribe "sensible" motives to someone who's clearly not entirely sensible by the time we're introduced to him.

Why not ask why Khan was stupid enough to go into the Mutara Nebula when he was throwing away every single advantage Reliant had over the Enterprise?
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Old March 25 2010, 01:52 AM   #12
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Why not ask why Khan was stupid enough to go into the Mutara Nebula when he was throwing away every single advantage Reliant had over the Enterprise?
Because the Mutara Nebula battle is Teh Epic and therefore should not be questioned.

Anyone who disagrees is wrong.
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Old March 25 2010, 02:02 AM   #13
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The Wormhole wrote: View Post
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Seem to be "sensible" when Khan had it. (Dead wife, destroyed planet, marooned) In what way does Nero or Khan for that matter, seeking revenge against the man and people who in his mind killed his wife and destroyed his home, not make sense?
Because we like Khan and not Nero. Aren't we a bunch with our double standards?
Forgot I was dealing with Star Trek fans.
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Old March 25 2010, 02:21 AM   #14
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Re: Why didn't Nero just destroy the star that went nova?

It happens to the best of us.
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Old March 25 2010, 02:52 AM   #15
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Seem to be "sensible" when Khan had it. (Dead wife, destroyed planet, marooned) In what way does Nero or Khan for that matter, seeking revenge against the man and people who in his mind killed his wife and destroyed his home, not make sense?
Haven't watched TWOK in a while so I'll take your word for it.
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