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Old May 10 2009, 06:08 AM   #1
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What were we wrong about?

Now that we've seen the movie it's time to key in on what rumors/theories about the plot we heard and/or made up that we were way off-base with. For example, I thought the whole thrust of the movie was that Nero came back in time to ruin Kirks' life by killing his father for some reason or another. That was totally off. Nero pretty much never knew George Kirk was on the Kelvin, that was just dumb luck. Also, I remember hearing some crazy initial rumor about the Ferengi being involved and an opening scene with the Grand Nagus and a time ship. So what other rumors/plot points can you guys remember over the last year that turned out to be totally wrong?
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Old May 10 2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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Re: What were we wrong about?

The jellyfish being a 'timeship'
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Old May 10 2009, 12:23 PM   #3
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Re: What were we wrong about?

People were insisting that:

Nero deliberately traveled back in time.

Spock Prime deliberately traveled back in time to stop Nero.

The film would flop.
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Old May 10 2009, 12:32 PM   #4
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Re: What were we wrong about?

One that came to mind right now is many people saying how this was not Spock prime in this picture, looked nothing like him and was probably Sarek and even that the people who made the card had most likely made a mistake


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Old May 10 2009, 01:09 PM   #5
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Re: What were we wrong about?

Salvor, you know why people thought this was a mistake and it was Sarek? (I was one of them, by the way) Because of Spock's uniform. I thought this was a scene fairly early on in the film at the Academy, before the Enterprise and I couldn't see any way how they could meet on Earth and so early. Shows you how you can make all the wrong connections because of a costume.

By the way, is this even supposed to be an Academy uniform? Or rather Starfleet's dress uniform?
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Old May 10 2009, 01:46 PM   #6
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Re: What were we wrong about?

Eddie Roth wrote: View Post
By the way, is this even supposed to be an Academy uniform? Or rather Starfleet's dress uniform?
The way they used it, I think it's the uniform for Academy instructors.
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Old May 10 2009, 01:52 PM   #7
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Re: What were we wrong about?

I got the impression it was Starfleet's equivalent of a 'Service Dress Uniform' while the standard primary coloured shirts were 'BDUs' or a specifically shipboard duty uniform. The difference between this and this for the 23rd Century.

As for what we got wrong - the early and most persistent rumours that Nero's target was Kirk turned out to be dead wrong - Nero has certainly heard of Kirk and his reputation, but his getting involved was, to all intents and purposes, coincidental - Nero's connection is with Spock. Oh, and SPOCK WAS NOT CONSTANTLY SHOUTING!
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Old May 10 2009, 01:58 PM   #8
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Re: What were we wrong about?

He shouted often enough. He even yelled. And he sneered. And glared.

That's even better, wouldn't you agree?
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Old May 10 2009, 02:04 PM   #9
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I also was surprised that the time travel wasn't deliberate.

I didn't read spoilers much , but I'd heard or assumed that Kirk snuck (is that a word?) onto the Enterprise with no formal Starfleet least in the movie he got 3 years under his belt.
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