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Old May 14 2009, 06:24 PM   #76
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Re: "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero"

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I loved Nero.

Me too!

And like someone stated above, it's nice to see an antagonist who doesn't make long, boring and megalomaniac speeches, or coughs up half-baked philosophies.
Then we have something in common.

But yes, finally a character who's just your regular guy, turned into a villain.
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Old May 14 2009, 06:31 PM   #77
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Oh I loved it. Here is the Rommie who just tore the fleet to shreads & you here 'Hello!", then 'Hi Christopher I'm Nero' in this calm voice that to me said 'I could kick your ass, but not yet.
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Old May 14 2009, 07:00 PM   #78
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i too noticed it but thought it seemed out of place. i think "greeting pike" or earthling but "hi christopher" sounded to informal like something you'd say to someone at happy hour. i think the romulans sounded a bit too non-alien as if they were NY tuff guys with their overcoats.
Ummmm...sorry...but that was a GOOD thing. Far better than the oofish dudes with oversized shoulder pads...and LESS nerdy looking too...

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Old May 30 2010, 12:18 AM   #79
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It always makes me laugh, too. As others have said it sounds like someone greeting an old friend and catches you off-guard as one is used to all the formal protocal.

I never got the impression Nero was talking "down" to Pike. I just always thought Nero was simply being "funny", to amuse himself perhaps, as he knew he completely controled the engagment.

But that line always sticks out for me just because, as so many have said, it seems so "out of place". That's what makes it great.

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Old May 30 2010, 12:21 AM   #80
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Wow, old thread!

But I loved it too. I took it as a condescending/smart ass type of remark.
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Old May 30 2010, 12:04 PM   #81
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Totally out of character and shouldn't have made it into the movie.
Nonsense...Nero wasn't in the military...he's not hailing the Enterprise as a commander of a warship, but he DOES have contempt for the ability of Starfleet to counter the Narada.

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Old May 30 2010, 12:35 PM   #82
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I just realized, in Doctor Who, the Doctor does the informal greeting very often when he meets an alien menace, partly because it instantly disarms them long enough for him to talk. Apparently it can work both ways, for heroes and villains.
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Old May 30 2010, 04:26 PM   #83
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It was perfectly delivered. Nero wasn't a military person, he was an everyman who happened to have gone through hell. He wasn't going to care about military politeness.
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Old May 30 2010, 07:10 PM   #84
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The line didn't make me laugh or anything, but given Nero's character and how much the movie differed from previous trek films, I can't really think of a better substitute for it.
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Old May 30 2010, 07:56 PM   #85
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Nero: How are you, gentleman! All your Red Matter are belong to us. Vulcan is on its way to destruction...
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Old May 30 2010, 08:40 PM   #86
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The line didn't make me laugh or anything, but given Nero's character and how much the movie differed from previous trek films, I can't really think of a better substitute for it.
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Nero: How are you, gentleman! All your Red Matter are belong to us. Vulcan is on its way to destruction...
Okay, well we certainly have a contender
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Old May 30 2010, 09:44 PM   #87
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One of the few things I genuinely enjoyed about the movie. Made me chuckle--which was totally unexpected, all things considered.
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Old May 30 2010, 10:53 PM   #88
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The writers probably thought it was cool to have Nero sound like an ordinary person rather than a mwahahaha supervillain, but the problem is, Romulans are aliens, and not very well-defined aliens either. There's a perpetual problem of them not coming off convincingly as aliens.

I loved Trek XI but the biggest problem for me was the Rommies - they seemed less alien than ever, and I just didn't buy that they were anything other than humans with funny ears and tattoos.

Really, the first thing that Trek needs to do at this point is to use a movie, or movies, to develop a unique character to the Romulans (a process that I wanted Trek XI to at least start), along the lines of the Cardies, Klingons and Vulcans. After they're rock-solid as aliens, then the writers can start having fun by "humanizing" them.
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Old May 30 2010, 11:17 PM   #89
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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.
Yep. My favorite bit in Bana's performance. Made me wish he'd had more screentime. "Quirky supervillain out for revenge" was/would have been pretty fresh.
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Old May 31 2010, 05:59 PM   #90
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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.
Villains who try to be 'cool' and 'stylish' tend to call the heroes by their full names. A particular villain that comes to mind is 'Milo' from 'The Last Boy Scout.'

As for Nero delivering that line? It made him more chilling, because you knew something was going to happen....especially with Robau going over to his ship all alone.

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