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Old May 11 2009, 09:57 AM   #31
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Re: "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero"

I LOVED THIS LINE.

It was funny.

It really showed Nero was a normal dude.. a miner... and not the usual Trek villian.
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Old May 11 2009, 10:11 AM   #32
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It fit perfectly.

He wasn't a military man. He wasn't on a military vessel. He had no military training. He was just a pissed-off miner who's had over twenty-five years to stew. To him it was more of a casual phone call than an attempt to open talks with an enemy vessel... and that's exactly how it came across.
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Old May 11 2009, 10:15 AM   #33
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I liked it. It was like a sinister Facebook greeting.
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Old May 11 2009, 10:26 AM   #34
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I like the phone call analogy. It makes a load of sense if you see it that way.

It made the man so real, so consistent.
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Old May 11 2009, 11:36 AM   #35
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I don't think it was out of character at all. He was mocking pike by not giving him military courtesy and using Pike's first name instead of title.

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Old May 11 2009, 11:36 AM   #36
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I thought it was great! Made me chuckle
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Old May 11 2009, 12:13 PM   #37
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Revised below. (Sorry.)

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Old May 11 2009, 12:16 PM   #38
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I thought it sounded like "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero... Welcome to the weekly AA meeting."
That's exactly what is sounded like!

I laughed. His delivery was not like the same old wooden delivery you come to expect when mortal enemies meet for the first time over the viewing screen.
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Old May 11 2009, 12:24 PM   #39
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Did anyone else burst out laughing at Eric Bana's delivery of that line. (in a good way)

Nero says it with the tone you would expect someone at a company picnic to introduce themselves, "Hey Christopher! I'm Nero. I work in accounting."

I don't know, I just loved that delivery. For some reason it just stuck out to me.
Nope, totally destroyed any potential sense of menace or threat Nero might have had. I actually found myself thinking it must be a gag-reel clip that somehow accidentally got spliced into the movie...

I mean, I like the idea that he's a blue-collar guy who just wants to talk man to man with no pretension, but his tone of voice is too sarcastically bright and chirpy for that.
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Old May 11 2009, 12:31 PM   #40
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Makes him interesting and different. Not all people who're about to fry your arse have to be self-absorbed, pompous, monologue uttering teh evulz. He was a man who has nothing to lose and absolutely no respect for military protocol.
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Old May 11 2009, 12:35 PM   #41
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I think it would have been better if he delivered his lines as Poida.
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Old May 11 2009, 12:36 PM   #42
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Pissed off miner, is this a stab at us all being pissed off at bankers...

Hello Fred (the shred)... Stabbed in the Chest!!!!
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Old May 11 2009, 12:55 PM   #43
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It fit perfectly.

He wasn't a military man. He wasn't on a military vessel. He had no military training. He was just a pissed-off miner who's had over twenty-five years to stew. To him it was more of a casual phone call than an attempt to open talks with an enemy vessel... and that's exactly how it came across.
YES, and more: As a Romulan, he might be significantly older than Pike or any other human he would come across, for that matter. And, as you mentioned, he had 25 years to sit and wait. I'm a bit concerned about what he was doing in that time (like, does it have anything to do with why the Klingons have "warbirds") but I'll bet a good part of it was spent researching the command crew of the NCC-1701 - maybe, although not necessarily for the validity of what I'm putting forward, even including holodeck time. He spoke to Pike like that because he felt like he knew him.
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Old May 11 2009, 01:22 PM   #44
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I thought he was mocking human language. The same way that someone might condescend to a southerner by going out of his way to drawl a "y'all"
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Old May 11 2009, 01:40 PM   #45
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I did think it was pretty funny. Nero seemed to be laid back about things when they were going according to plan. He only got nasty when it started falling apart.
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