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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old December 15 2014, 12:46 AM   #1
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Trek movies calling back to other Trek movies

I recently saw this exchange in another thread:

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Regarding Scotty's off quoted multiplication factor of 4 and indeed his reputation as a "miracle worker", was it mentioned or even referenced at all before Star Trek 3?
Nope.

It's just like that "the needs of the many" thing: it was used in a movie, and then never went away. I'm actually surprised that "don't call me tiny" wasn't referenced again, too!
This made me realize that there were a lot of instances of the Trek movies referencing the previous movies, rather than the series, probably because they were more recent in memory to casual fans. So I thought it might be cool to create a list of times where the movies called back to themselves (I know that some of these were referenced in subsequent series as well, but I thought it'd be simpler to keep it confined to the films).

Here's what I came up with off the top of my head:

-"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." (Established in TWOK, brought back in TSFS & TVH)
-The Kobayashi Maru test (Established in TWOK, referenced in TUC and ST '09)
-Scotty referred to as "The Miracle Worker" (Established in TSFS, referenced in TVH)
-Romulan Ale (Established in TWOK & referenced in TUC & NEM; in TOS, it was usually Saurian Brandy)
-"You lied." "I exaggerated." (Established in TWOK, called back to several times within TUC)

Can anyone think of any more?
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Old December 15 2014, 08:39 PM   #2
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Re: Trek movies calling back to other Trek movies

Kirks glasses that McCoy bought him in TWOK making an appearance in TVH.
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Old December 15 2014, 09:26 PM   #3
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Re: Trek movies calling back to other Trek movies

David Marcus' death in The Search for Spock is referenced in The Undiscovered Country.
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Old December 15 2014, 10:41 PM   #4
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I was thinking more lines of dialogue than plot elements, folks. Obviously, when you're doing a sequel, it's natural to repeat some stuff from the previous movies.
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Old December 16 2014, 04:14 AM   #5
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I always got a vague feeling that one of Kirk's lines in Rura Penthe during St:6 harkened back to his cryptic reflection on the cliff climbing scene in ST:5

Undiscovered Country wrote:
Bones: Three months till retirement. What a way to finish

Kirk: We're not finished
Final Frontier wrote:
Kirk: I've always known... I'll die alone
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Old December 16 2014, 07:51 AM   #6
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Talking about referencing earlier Trek, in Star Trek V, Kirk states that he had a brother once and I was all set for him to mention his real brother but, instead, he says that it's Spock. I was very disappointed with that.
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Old December 16 2014, 09:53 AM   #7
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Wasn't there a piece of Dialoge in Undiscovered Country like this:

Kirk: Once Again we've saved civilization as we know it

McCoy: And this time they're not going to Prosecute
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Old December 16 2014, 12:34 PM   #8
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Kirks glasses that McCoy bought him in TWOK making an appearance in TVH.
Yes what an amzing collection of things noticed in this thread!
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Old December 17 2014, 06:51 PM   #9
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Wasn't there a piece of Dialoge in Undiscovered Country like this:

Kirk: Once Again we've saved civilization as we know it

McCoy: And this time they're not going to Prosecute
Well, then McCoy actually does hearken back to the series by teasing Spock about "Having feelings".
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Old December 17 2014, 08:30 PM   #10
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Mojochi wrote: View Post
I always got a vague feeling that one of Kirk's lines in Rura Penthe during St:6 harkened back to his cryptic reflection on the cliff climbing scene in ST:5

Undiscovered Country wrote:
Bones: Three months till retirement. What a way to finish

Kirk: We're not finished
Final Frontier wrote:
Kirk: I've always known... I'll die alone
You mean when a 55 year old William Shatner was freeclimbing El Capitian?

I know Shatner wanted himself to look like the ubermench, but jeez you think he'd know the line where it was just ridiculous to show the feat he was doing. Why not just strap him in a harness and have him tow an aircraft carrier while jogging by the sea. It has about the same amount of realism of him free climbing El Cap.
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Old December 17 2014, 08:36 PM   #11
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Well Zefram Cochrane did say "So you're on some kind of Star Trek" in First Contact.

I'd say that pretty much references everything that has ever been associated with the Star Trek franchise.
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Old December 17 2014, 08:55 PM   #12
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I know Shatner wanted himself to look like the ubermench, but jeez you think he'd know the line where it was just ridiculous to show the feat he was doing. Why not just strap him in a harness and have him tow an aircraft carrier while jogging by the sea. It has about the same amount of realism of him free climbing El Cap.
How about the deleted GEN scene of an even older Kirk orbital skydiving?
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Old December 18 2014, 01:33 AM   #13
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-The Kobayashi Maru test (Established in TWOK, referenced in TUC and ST '09)
It was also referenced in TSFS in Kirk's communicator code:

"Unit 2, this is Unit 1. The Kobayashi Maru has set sail for the Promised Land."
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Old December 18 2014, 04:07 AM   #14
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You mean when a 55 year old William Shatner was freeclimbing El Capitian?
There probably are a few 55 year old freeclimbers around. They probably don't have a jet-boot Spock around to catch them if they fall.
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Old December 18 2014, 07:05 AM   #15
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You mean when a 55 year old William Shatner was freeclimbing El Capitian?
There probably are a few 55 year old freeclimbers around. They probably don't have a jet-boot Spock around to catch them if they fall.
I thought I did, but it turned out to be a homeless man on rollerskates.
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