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Old May 24 2009, 03:50 AM   #1
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The boy Kirk passed in the Corvette

The one he was yelling at as he flew by in the Corvette...who was he?
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Old May 24 2009, 03:51 AM   #2
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Re: The boy Kirk passed in the Corvette

His name was Johnny and that is all we know for sure.
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Old May 24 2009, 03:51 AM   #3
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Re: The boy Kirk passed in the Corvette

He was supposed to be Kirk's brother, George. But the changed it to Kirk yelling the name "Johnny". Rather disappointing.
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Old May 24 2009, 03:58 AM   #4
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Yeah, I'm not really sure why they decided not to make him George Jr.
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Old May 24 2009, 04:00 AM   #5
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no that would of made the movie way too cerebral thus less enjoyable.
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Old May 24 2009, 04:12 AM   #6
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I think making it Johnny instead of Georgie makes more sense since they deleted the scene with Kirk's Stepdad. The novel - not canon - keeps him as George Jr. It also says that James T. Kirk was a rather straightlaced kid that never caused problems up until then.
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Old May 24 2009, 07:08 AM   #7
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Re: The boy Kirk passed in the Corvette

I saw George, Jr., again tonight, and it kinda grieves me they cut him out. I wish there were a way to put him back. Loved George, Sr.
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Old May 24 2009, 07:27 AM   #8
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I dunno but I liked the vet!!
would have been cooler with a 70' hemi Cuda
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Old May 24 2009, 07:39 AM   #9
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Re: The boy Kirk passed in the Corvette

I saw it again tonight and made sure to pay close attention. It really sounded to me like he said "Georgie."

I don't know why they changed it. It makes that whole corvette scene even more pointless and irrelevant than it already is. And why even bother having some kid trying to "get away" if it's not supposed to be Sam?
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Old May 24 2009, 07:53 AM   #10
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I saw it again tonight and made sure to pay close attention. It really sounded to me like he said "Georgie."

I don't know why they changed it. It makes that whole corvette scene even more pointless and irrelevant than it already is. And why even bother having some kid trying to "get away" if it's not supposed to be Sam?
I just looked it up kirk said "hey johnny"
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Old May 24 2009, 08:15 AM   #11
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The actor is also listed as "Johnny" in the credits.
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Old May 24 2009, 08:15 AM   #12
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If they mentioned that it was Kirk's brother, it would've been confusing, as we saw his ma and pa on the Kelvin with Jim being born...people would wonder where this older brother (not much older, so maybe 4 or 5 whenthe Kelvin got it) was the whole time.
By the way...where was he?
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Old May 24 2009, 08:22 AM   #13
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If they mentioned that it was Kirk's brother, it would've been confusing, as we saw his ma and pa on the Kelvin with Jim being born...people would wonder where this older brother (not much older, so maybe 4 or 5 whenthe Kelvin got it) was the whole time.
By the way...where was he?
Probably with Grandpa Jim or Grandpa Tiberius while Mom and Dad were out on ship duty - isn't Kirk's Mom supposed to be an officer as well?

Anyway, I definitely heard 'hey, Johnny' when James stole the car. I'm going to choose to interpret that 'Johnny' is used as a slang term in the twenty-third century, and that it's still George Jr. there, not some random hitchhiking kid he knows. That's my story, I'm sticking to it.
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Old May 24 2009, 08:43 AM   #14
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Anyway, I definitely heard 'hey, Johnny' when James stole the car. I'm going to choose to interpret that 'Johnny' is used as a slang term in the twenty-third century, and that it's still George Jr. there, not some random hitchhiking kid he knows. That's my story, I'm sticking to it.
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Old May 24 2009, 08:52 AM   #15
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Re: The boy Kirk passed in the Corvette

I just saw it again tonight too, and he definitely says "Johnny". Shame, I would have liked some acknowledgement of George Kirk Jr. as well. I presume they cut all references to him to help cement Jim Kirk's character as a rebellious loner, which is probably easier for audiences to swallow if he appears to be an only child.
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