Abrams wanted to blow up more than Romulus

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

  1. SeerSGB

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    Well it's been used as a plot point in alt/future timeline stories since at least TNG. It's just a thing to do when you're trying to showing how bad bad has got for our heroes. Hell, Enterprise (not to bash on Enterprise) actually went full on Death Star.
     
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  2. siskokid888

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    I think it was pretty well established that Nero was batshiat insane, so trying to apply logic to his actions is not going to be fruitful. As for the actor's performance, thats up to individual taste.
     
  3. SeerSGB

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    Bingo. I think the actor did fine for what it was: A rage filled, erratic, nut case out just to hurt people. There was no revenge, no justice, no evil, it was just pure on rage, hate, and I'm going to make you hurt like I'm hurt. It was animal, to use a term.

    As for the logic of nuking Earth/The Federation. About a logical as the Borg Queen going after Earth or Shinzon going after the Earth. Or: It's Star Trek, out of millions of worlds, Earth and humanity are special little snowflakes that everyone likes to pick on.
     
  4. Lt. Cheka Wey

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    Even if he was about to calm down after a while i doubt Rura Penthe improved his mental state.

    Sorry its my first post.
     
  5. The Mirrorball Man

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    And your third!
     
  6. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Welcome to the board. Since these all seem to be saying the same thing, why don't I just delete the extra ones?
     
  7. publiusr

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    I think some wanted a more Roddy McDowell kind of evil voice--Derick Jacobi sounds a lot similar

    I wanted to see the shining ones that shed Armus--hey, maybe it was the Q itself.

    That all struck me as unlike Trek. Gene R was a materialist for the most part (even if he believed in some psychic powers, and allowed for some weirdness)--that was almost a Conan-in-Space Chronicles of Riddick kind of thing--which I do like.

    Was it Howard who wrote about the evil star Yamil Zacra?
     
  8. M'Sharak

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    Clark Ashton Smith, I think.