Better Explanation For Praxis?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by USS Triumphant, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The comics would have us believe that Khan and a team were sent to sabotage Praxis by Admiral Marcus. But doesn't it make more sense to think that the destruction of the Klingon fleet by the Narada in the previous movie caused the Klingons to ramp up construction of new ships, which in turn accelerated the strip-mining that caused Praxis to go boom later in the original timeline?
     
  2. Smellmet

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    Either explanation is fine for me to be honest. Sending terrorist to destroy a key energy facility of your main enemy is hardly the stuff of fantasy is it?
     
  3. USS Triumphant

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    No. But even if that were the case, it's just a little too coincidental that KHAN would have been the one responsible for that mission. Far more likely, it seems to me, that his connection to Admiral Marcus would have been the reason he would have *heard about it*, and known that Chronos was both A. an enemy of the Federation and B. in chaos, so, a pretty good hideout for someone up things Starfleet wouldn't approve of.

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OneDegreeOfSeparation
     
  4. The Wormhole

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    On the other hand, Nero's presence is already being used too much as a convenient hand wave excuse to explain any inconsistency in the Abramsverse. So it's nice to see they're branching out to other excuses.
     
  5. Photoman15

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    Come on. If you're going to blow up an enemy supply station (Praxis), you gotta send in The USS Stalag with Col. Robert Hogan commanding his crew. That's what they did. Blow up fuel depots, weapons facilities. They were the best at this job.
     
  6. R. Star

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    Well either way you cut it a whole planet blowing up due to poor safety regulations or terrorism is just a bit silly.
     
  7. M'Sharak

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    Praxis facility: **BOOOOM!**
    Commandant K'LinQ: Hogannnnn!! :klingon:
    Col. Robert Hogan: Whaaat?! :D
     
  8. OpenMaw

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  9. publiusr

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    Reagan was behind one of the largest non-nuclear explosions at a Russian Gas storage facility--the real Praxis
    http://www.gasandoil.com/news/russia/b7b8ebc0d36995b21f5fb46bff86b757

    It gets worse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods
    http://indrus.in/articles/2012/05/12/did_sabotage_crash_the_sukhoi_superjet_15732.html

    I think Praxis is also a name for more scholarly books, like Springer Verlag
     
  10. USS Triumphant

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    It isn't a planet. It's a moon. :p
     
  11. Nebusj

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    Later this week it's an asteroid belt.
     
  12. The Wormhole

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    Are we sure Nero's presence didn't turn it into a planet?

    For that matter, what is Pluto's status in the Abramsverse?
     
  13. R. Star

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    It's no moon, it's a space station. A section 31 project called a Death Star. ;)
     
  14. Sigokat

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    No. Its too big to be a space station. :)
     
  15. Balrog

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    I've got a bad feeling about this...
     
  16. King Daniel Beyond

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    Although I'm no fan of the IDW comics, Khan having previously worked on Kronos and Praxis makes sense. In the movie he fled somewhere he'd been before.

    It also ties in neatly with the "Praxxis Project" leaked Section 31 memo PDF put out shortly before the movie.