Cupcake (spoilers)

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by FlyingLemons, May 9, 2009.

  1. Aragorn

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    The new altered timeline could have Finnegan's parents moving to the States and raising him there. Thus no Irish accent.
     
  2. DeafPoet

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    Cupcake was a total prick but he wasn't nearly as annoying as Finnegan. So he wasn't the same guy.

    Wasn't he, Jimmy boy?
     
  3. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    It seems as if this version of Kirk had a habit of looking for fights in bars that may have made him less of a push-over by the time he got to the Academy - at a considerably older age than in oldTrek, of course.

    Which sort of answers the plausibility question - Finnegan as he existed in oldTrek probably had graduated the Academy before PineKirk arrived.

    Still, I think the idea has charm.
     
  4. Borgminister

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    Yeah, I do too--but the accent was sorely needed to reinforce that impression.
     
  5. nx1701g

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    ^ Maybe, maybe not.

    Sorry I have to be evil. Nature... :devil:
     
  6. The Wormhole

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    Oh please. Finnegan was a character of depth and complexity. Cupcake was a brute thug. There's no similarity at all.
     
  7. Chess Piece Face

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    It would be cute if Cupcake was Finnegan...however, it would also be cool if Cupcake was a creation of this movie. Let's let some new things be just that - NEW THINGS.
     
  8. Jeri

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    I like it! A Finnegan analog.
     
  9. USS Triumphant

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    I agree.

    That said, this guy reminded me not at all of Finnegan - but he did remind me a lot of someone else: The guard that called Sulu "Tiny" in Star Trek III.
     
  10. cooleddie74

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    I don't think he's supposed to be Finnegan, or else the name would have been used to refer to him. Besides, he doesn't have an Irish brogue or look remotely like the old actor.
     
  11. Trekker4747

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    He didn't act, look or sound like Finnegan in any way whatsoever.

    Finnegan was a lanky, loud-mouthed, abnoxious, douche. "Cupcake" was just a thugish redshirt.

    Now, I might buy that the hitchiker Kirk passes on the Iowa road was spposed to be Finnegan. (His lankyness and overall look was Finnegan-esqe.)
     
  12. Brent

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    Being a redshirt, Cupcake won't last long on the Enterprise
     
  13. Trekker4747

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    He'll be winked out of exsistance for laghing at Charlie for getting his ass handed to him while wrestling Kirk, who's sucking in his gut.
     
  14. The

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    Totally. Plus, he could easily work as a Finnegan analogue (as was mentioned by Jeri). In this new timeline, he is the type of thorn in Kirk's side that Finnegan would have been in another, albeit their methods differ greatly.

    Still, I think it would be very, very interesting if they were to develop Cupcake and Kirk's relationship in the next one to one of mutual respect. I have no problem with them adding an entirely new character to the original Star Trek crew. Kind of like what O'Brien was for the TNG crew. Who is chief of security for Kirk's ship (besides Kirk himself, I mean)? I think Cupcake should be the acting Security/Red Shirt Chief who lives through every movie....until the last one! Ha!

    Come on: Security Chief Cupcake, Red Shirt Prime! Who's with me? :lol: :techman:
     
  15. Chess Piece Face

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    Sounds great to me. It would also show that they all have grown as people, if Kirk embraced Cupcake and then counted on him during missions, etc.
     
  16. Tom

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    Question is, what happened to cupcake when Kirk officialy took over, I bet kirk has him scrubing tolets on the ship now! LOL
     
  17. cooleddie74

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    Cupcake has to clean up after Chekov's hair product.
     
  18. Trekker4747

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    Re: Cupcake = Finnegan?

    He's winked out of exsistance when Charlie X comes aboard.

    ;)
     
  19. gastrof

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    What of Cupcake?

    I just thought of "Cupcake".

    I wonder how he's doing now that Kirk's the Captain of the Enterprise...

    Figure someone's gonna be wanting a transfer REAL quick? :D

    EDIT:
    Someone suggested this the other day... I wonder if we see him again his last name will be revealed to be "Finnegan"? Heh heh heh...
     
  20. cubbie

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    Re: What of Cupcake?

    Nah, Cupcake is off enjoying himself in the ships gallery. There are rumors he's covered in frosting.

    He may be crusty on the outside, but he's a big softie on the inside, where it counts.