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Old June 1 2010, 04:51 PM   #91
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Re: "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero"

I also denotes lack of any respect. His ship had just pretty much whipped up on the Kelven. His way of saying "I've got you by the balls, you're just a name from history that I have no attachment too".

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Old June 1 2010, 06:29 PM   #92
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I love both the line and how its delivered. Always makes me smile for some reason.

One, I like the casualness of the villain, he's at ease and perfectly sure of his cause.

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Old June 2 2010, 07:43 PM   #93
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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 June 3 2010, 09:03 AM   #94
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I thought it was hilarious.
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Old June 3 2010, 09:16 AM   #95
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I reckon a poll would give it a massive thumbs up. It was perfectly in tone with the whole movie.
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Old June 3 2010, 10:01 AM   #96
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It's my favorite line in the entire movie...it's perfectly in character and delivered fantastically by Eric Bana. Indeed I believe as others have stated that Nero addressed Pike by his first name to mock him and out of disrespect. I also had a theory (although not canon) since Star Trek Countdown showed Nero conducting an extensive history of Enterprise's captains he probably felt like he knew Pike so he greeted him by his first name.
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Old June 3 2010, 08:30 PM   #97
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It soundded patently like a pandering to young people for whom casual is right and good, like Jim's hair on "The Office," and untucked button-down shirts.

We're all casuals now, so Nero sounds hip. But it sounded like some of the out-of-place cute lines in the TNG movies, esp. from Data: "Lock and load." Or, "Yes!!" when the ENT blows something up (can't remember what). The obviously "cool" line of the movie, if ya know what I mean.

Like it if you like it, I'm just offering my opinion, since I think that's what the OP asked.
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Old June 4 2010, 10:05 AM   #98
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It soundded patently like a pandering to young people for whom casual is right and good, like Jim's hair on "The Office," and untucked button-down shirts.

We're all casuals now, so Nero sounds hip. But it sounded like some of the out-of-place cute lines in the TNG movies, esp. from Data: "Lock and load." Or, "Yes!!" when the ENT blows something up (can't remember what). The obviously "cool" line of the movie, if ya know what I mean.

Like it if you like it, I'm just offering my opinion, since I think that's what the OP asked.

So you would have preferred Nero behave and talk with the Queen's English and mannerisms?

That kind of formality causes Trek to be very stale and it has little to do with pandering (its only pandering when "I don't like it") but rather setting an organic tone for the story.

Why should a civilian such as Nero act with military formality?

I'm being somewhat rhetorical - Trek as a franchise has blurred the lines between civil and military and we expect (wrongly) everyone in the universe to act like StarFleet recruits.

Its actually more out of place for him to address Pike, or anyone else in some formal manner. He's a miner/pirate not an ambassador from the empire.
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Old June 4 2010, 01:39 PM   #99
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Loved it. I laughed out loud. Nero was clearly being completely condescending, and disrespecting Pike's authority. It's a perfectly villainous thing to do!
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Old June 5 2010, 12:11 AM   #100
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I reckon a poll would give it a massive thumbs up. It was perfectly in tone with the whole movie.
The line (and Bana) gets a wonderful reaction - I saw it at least six times at the cinema here in Australia.

My favourite reaction, though, was the Aussie family in front of me at one screening. The Dad said to his wife, as they began leaving during the closing credits, "That was great. I thought that Eric Bana was supposed to be in this movie?"
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Old June 5 2010, 12:26 AM   #101
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Re: "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero"

I may have said it previously somewhere in this old thread, but for me, the idea was that Nero greeted people in a way that was a bit off putting because Nero himself was off putting. He was unbalanced. He delivered the line with the type of tone that suggested he was one of those nice guys who just one day went and shot 20 people in a mall.

I thought the delivery was perfect for that kind of tone.
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Old June 5 2010, 01:39 AM   #102
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Like it if you like it, I'm just offering my opinion, since I think that's what the OP asked.

So you would have preferred Nero behave and talk with the Queen's English and mannerisms?
I think I would have preferred a line that didn't seem so obviously "cool" and took me out of my suspension of disbelief.

I would have actually preferred no "evil villain bent on vengeance b/c of a killed wife," but we often don't get what we prefer.

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Old June 5 2010, 02:33 PM   #103
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It sounded warm and chilling at the same time. Which was extra chilling.
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Old June 5 2010, 03:28 PM   #104
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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.
I loved it. Totally different from previous Treks, usually introductions were always so formal. This time, it seemed so informal it was laughable. I liked it when he would respond with just "Hello". This has got to be one of the best Trek films to date (besides TWOK )
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Old June 6 2010, 04:48 AM   #105
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I loved it.
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