Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by brian577, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 1999
    Location:
    Switzerland
    Some people actually think that the first WTC plane was a hologram.
     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Location:
    #istandwithcbs
    That's from the Countdown comic prequel to the movie, which STO uses as backstory.
     
  3. Franklin

    Franklin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Location:
    Captain's chair of the USS Franklin
    As a character, he was inarguably a weak villain. But he was the type of villain this story needed. In a way (just in a way) he was a MacGuffin. He was just the excuse for all the action. He was a one-dimensional pissed off guy with a big gun and he had to be stopped. But while he had to be stopped, the real goal of the movie was the bring the original seven together on the Enterprise.
    Now, a villain like him in a movie where the seven are a crew and more established (like in "Into Darkness") would be indeed terrible. I'll bet credits to navy beans we don't have to worry about that, though.

    Well, it's the storytelling decision they made, and we have to live with it. Still, if someone wrote an "imaginary tale" of unification (like the DC Comics "imaginary stories"), I'm sure it would have its buyers.
     
  4. Tosk

    Tosk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2001
    Location:
    On the run.
    Or maybe this is the one thing that will finally bring about the reunifcation? There must be millions of Romulans off-world by the time Romulus was destroyed, so maybe they decide to make Vulcan their new "home planet".
     
  5. Set Harth

    Set Harth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    Morrowind
    Path to 2409 describes the empire trying to decide on a new capital from among their remaining worlds.
     
  6. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Location:
    Star Trekkin Across the universe.
    Which they already settled on its just weirdly in federation space apparently, honestly I blame the map for that one.

    They also have a new group led by a member of the reunification movement who have also settled on a new planet after the Empire goes civil warish later in the game, really nice guy and really nice new planet you get to help them settle into.
     
  7. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Location:
    T'Girl
    The plot definitely would have made more sense if the Federation actually was the cause of the star blowing up and the death of the miner's families. Something like Starfleet was trying to stabilize a star inside the Empire and it went all wrong.

    I'll take that bet. For the movie's villain, we're going to get yet another mentally unbalanced individual, who blames the Federation for something that happen to him, and feels justified in seeking some form of revenge.

    Of course if that not essentially the (tired old) plot of the next movie, I'll apologize.

    :)
     
  8. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Location:
    #istandwithcbs
    I've listened to a bit of it. 47:35 is then the Abrams stuff comes up, and it's about the Countdown comic. The guy says the original script for Countdown killed Worf, Picard and Riker and destroyed Earth, and it was them (Cryptic) saying how badly it would screw up their story for STO that got it changed.

    The stuff about the novels (which comes up earlier) is basically the guy being suprised that CBS has allowed the novels to make the big changes in the Trekverse that they have, and him speculating that they might not care or read them because they wouldn't ever allow STO to make similar changes.
     
  9. Jeyl

    Jeyl Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Location:
    Asheville, NC
    What does that have to do with Earth?

    And weren't the Romulans depicted as a society that lives off of conflict? After all, the whole entire point of Balance of Terror was to spark another war between the Federation and the Romulans.

    So Nero's idea of Romulus being free of the Federation is actually counter productive.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    Out of my brain on the 5:15
    Nero isn't in the Romulan power structure. His ideas would be different than the Praetor, the Senate or a military commander. His ideas about the UFP would be shaped by Romulan propaganda.
     
  11. thumbtack

    thumbtack Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Ankh-Morpork

    FTFY
     
  12. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Location:
    #istandwithcbs
    Because Earth is the captial of the Federation. And believing the Federation deliberately allowed Romulus to be destroyed, of course he'd want to strike against it.
    IIRC, the Romulan Commander did not want war, he was just following the orders of the Praetor. Nero was out for personal vengeance after his wife, unborn child and entire world was obliterated. Different people, different circumstances.
     
  13. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    If you really want a firestorm, say the Iconians also influenced section 31 for a long time.

    After all, isn't it odd how Praxis went up, and later the supernova that wiped out Romulus? A one-two punch that dealt with the Federation's worst neighbors

    Rather convienant.
     
  14. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Location:
    Terra Inlandia
    From dialogue:

    Nero makes a point of disassociating himself from the Romulan leadership. He is not known to have been part of the Romulan military or official structure at any time previously and—even if it wasn't always so—he now considers himself and his crew to be outside of (and separate from) that society.
     
  15. Set Harth

    Set Harth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    Morrowind
    That would make sense?
     
  16. nightwind1

    nightwind1 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Location:
    Des Moines, IA
    :wtf:

    Really?

    Worse that Gorgan, the Friendly Angel?

    Worse than "God" from TFF?

    Worse than Armus, the living oil slick :rolleyes: that killed Tasha Yar?

    Worse than the Wadi from "Move Along Home"?

    Worse than Ronin from "Sub Rosa"?

    Worse than the Pakleds?

    Worse than Shinzon?

    Uummmm..... no. Just... no.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2013
  17. Set Harth

    Set Harth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    Morrowind
    "God" was in TFF, not TVH.
     
  18. nightwind1

    nightwind1 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Location:
    Des Moines, IA
    Duuhhh... oops. :lol:

    Fixed.
     
  19. BillJ

    BillJ Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    alt.nerd.obsessive.pic
    I loved Armus!
     
  20. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Actually yes. To all of them. Nero is that bad.
     

Share This Page