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Old December 22 2012, 04:16 AM   #1
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The ring

Anybody have any thoughts as to why somebody is dropping what looks like a ring into a liquid filled glass in the second trailer?

I can't see any significant markings on the ring.
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Old December 22 2012, 04:42 AM   #2
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Re: The ring

Grup wrote: View Post
I can't see any significant markings on the ring.
There is an inscription in Black Speech, and translated it reads:

One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

...oops, sorry -- Wrong board. I was looking for the Fellowship of the Ring board. Nevermind.


As for the scene you are talking about from the Star Trek Trailer, it looks like Noel Clarke's character who is doing the ring-dropping.
And, no -- I don't see anything special about the ring, either.
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Old December 22 2012, 04:55 AM   #3
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Re: The ring

Jackson_Roykirk wrote: View Post
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I can't see any significant markings on the ring.
There is an inscription in Black Speech, and translated it reads:

One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

...oops, sorry -- Wrong board. I was looking for the Fellowship of the Ring board. Nevermind.

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Old December 22 2012, 05:05 AM   #4
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Re: The ring

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Anybody have any thoughts as to why somebody is dropping what looks like a ring into a liquid filled glass in the second trailer?

I can't see any significant markings on the ring.
There was some speculation in the "2-Minute Trailer" thread which offers a possible explanation.

The ring visible in those screencaps does appear to closely resemble the one seen here, which was supposed to be a replica of the ring worn by Chris Pine's Kirk in the first movie.

Edit:

Still trying to locate a shot of Pine wearing ring, but here you can see Pike's hand with what appears to be a very similar ring. [Edit, again: a thread found at another board does not name Kirk, but says that Pike, Scotty and McCoy can all be seen wearing these in the first movie.]
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Old December 22 2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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Jackson_Roykirk wrote: View Post
There is an inscription in Black Speech, and translated it reads:

One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

...oops, sorry -- Wrong board.
Actually, it reads:

Drop this in your drink and you will stay above the table.
But if the drink you drink is green, then 'ole Scotty's able.
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Old December 22 2012, 10:44 AM   #6
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I assumed it was his academy graduation ring, and he either did it to symbolize his betrayal of Starfleet (akin to Next Gen's badge/pip removal) or maybe it was a dissolvable drug he'd brought in disguised as his ring?

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Old December 22 2012, 04:06 PM   #7
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I assumed it was his academy graduation ring, and he either did it to symbolize his betrayal of Starfleet...
Ahhh. Very Good.

He may be saying to himself:

"Sure -- I saved
but at what cost to everyone else?"
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Old December 22 2012, 04:31 PM   #8
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I agree that he realizes he's messed up, big time. He's been crying, so he's obviously an emotional mess. He's slumped over the glass. It could be it's vodka (or gin, keeping with the London theme) and he threw back a couple or three before breaking down and dunking his ring.

What will you do for your family? The implication is that directly references Kirk, but it applies here, too. (And my guess is it also applies to Harrison's motives.)
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Old December 22 2012, 08:45 PM   #9
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Interesting.

Am I correct in that I remember reading that Roddenberry didn't want jewelery worn in TOS. The exception being a ring worn by DeForest. I believe there was an exception made for this. (A little off topic I know)
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Old December 23 2012, 02:12 AM   #10
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Interesting.

Am I correct in that I remember reading that Roddenberry didn't want jewelery worn in TOS. The exception being a ring worn by DeForest. I believe there was an exception made for this. (A little off topic I know)
I doubt it, all the women in TOS wore earrings.
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Old December 23 2012, 02:32 AM   #11
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If I had to guess?

Harrison offers to save his daughter, but in turn wants him to do something for him in his capacity as a Starfleet officer. Even though he's destroyed by the thought of doing it (it's either something harmful or something he knows will allow others to do harm), he does it because his daughter is more important to him than his Starfleet career. Hence the boozing, crying, and symbolic ring drop.
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Old December 23 2012, 04:35 AM   #12
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Re: The ring

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Interesting.

Am I correct in that I remember reading that Roddenberry didn't want jewelery worn in TOS. The exception being a ring worn by DeForest. I believe there was an exception made for this. (A little off topic I know)
I doubt it, all the women in TOS wore earrings.
In "Way to Eden" the hippie men wear earrings and jewelry, too.
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Old December 23 2012, 06:16 AM   #13
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http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=133976

This is what I was thinking of concerning DeForests ring.
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Old December 23 2012, 06:46 AM   #14
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Pretty certain it'll be revealed to be his starfleet grad ring and over much internal turmoil he symbolically tosses it away to take khan (john) up on his offer to help save his daughters life at the cost of betraying earth and his soul
Maybe he gives khan some sort of computer virus to disable the orbiting starships/defenses ect
I would wager Noel's character is some sort of starfleet computer whiz or something of that nature
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