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Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

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Old December 8 2012, 07:15 PM   #1
Cumberbatch is Tracey

Guys havenīt you figured it out yet? Itīs not Khan. Itīs not Gary Mitchell. And itīs definitely not Garth of Izar.

The baddie is Captain Ronald Tracey from The Omega Glory. First of all, Khan isnīt shooting at klingons in the trailer, but Kohms. So itīs a reimagining of that episode.

At the beginning of the movie, Spock and Tracy go to Omega IV to stop the war between Yangs and Kohms. But Spock loses contact with Tracey, and has to beam back up to the Enterprise alone.

But Tracey isnīt dead and he hires a gang of Kohms to join him on his mad quest to conquer Earth. Thatīs why he says "I have returned" and then the phrase "You thought your world was safe" is really about that Starfleet has forgotten its roots, and isnīt following its constitution.

The scene with lots of people in San Fransisco is really a political meeting where future leftists have gathered to protest and join Traceyīs movement.

But luckily Kirk and Spock save lots of Yangs before Omega IV explodes (the volcano scenes), and go back to Earth with them. The only problem is that the Yangs canīt fly a starship so they crash the ship in the Bay area.

And you know what the ending will be...yes, Kirk reading the constitution of the Federation, which is the same as the US constitution.

So the movie is a big metaphor about the current state of civil rights.
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Old December 8 2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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Re: Cumberbatch is Tracey

Okay, I think we've reached the " ... And The Villain Is _________"™ saturation point, if not already blown past it. Parody is fine, but so also is knowing when not to take the joke out for another lap (See: Item 3 here.)

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