Details of 9 Minute Preview Revealed *SPOILERS*

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Gojira, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Franklin

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    But it does beg the question, "Why?" Especially when there are shuttles for traveling down to a planet. It just seems "awkward," too. Parking a starship in the ocean? The Federation obviously needs to invest more in developing a cloaking device.
    Oh well. It is what it is. As long as we don't see Scotty looking out a window, seeing a fish swim by, and doing a double-take.

    More importantly, every report I've read so far about the nine minutes is very positive. The footage is said to look fantastic in IMAX 3D. I'm hooked. Big E underwater or not.
     
  2. bullethead

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    Yeah, especially since it doesn't seem like these natives have any sort of telescopes or whatever that would allow them to see the ship in orbit.
     
  3. SalvorHardin

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    Maybe the shuttle isn't good enough. Maybe they need the Enterprise & its instruments to be very close for whatever they are doing to that volcano to work.
    We'll have to wait and see the movie to know if it's just for coolness, if it's for plot or a combination of both.
     
  4. Tosk

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    Coolness is just fine by me so long as it's not idiotic. :)
     
  5. The Mirrorball Man

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    And the answer is: this is cinema and it's something we've never seen before.
     
  6. EyalM

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    I really like how this seems to link back to Pike's speech about starfleet being a "humanitarian armada" (or something to that affect), since they seem to be on a rescue mission on behalf of the natives.
    I also like how this throws to the garbage bin TNG's approach of "we must stand by while the pre-warp aliens are horribly killed due to the prime directive".
     
  7. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Detailed description of the trailer, with some dialogue, below:


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  8. SalvorHardin

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  9. MadMan1701A

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    So it's Khan, then? :)
     
  10. King Daniel Beyond

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    Wouldn't stopping the volcano from erupting and saving the primative natives be a prime directive violation?

    Not that that sort of thing has ever stopped Kirk before, of course:)
     
  11. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Kirk gets in some trouble with Pike for one thing that he does here.
     
  12. lurok

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    A fish would be stupid and predictable. It has to be a whale.
     
  13. JarodRussell

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    The Enterprise parked under water. :guffaw:


    If this were fan fic or tie in lit...
     
  14. Admiral Buzzkill

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    And so you learn the difference between them.
     
  15. DarthTom

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    It's interesting that on and off the "internets," there is so much controversy as to weather a star ship can go underwater. In the Voyager Episode Thirty Days, Paris takes the Delta Flyer underwater for a protracted period of time. So why couldn't another ship also go underwater?
     
  16. bullethead

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    Not just a whale, but a space whale.

    For bonus points, it detonates once the Enterprise is above the ocean's surface to make things look even cooler.
     
  17. JarodRussell

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    There might be a difference between a Delta Flyer and a big starship.


    But this is "a starship built on the ground???" 2.0, and the suggested solution there has been "it's on screen, it's canon, shut the fuck up". So I know already how this debate will end.
     
  18. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Because it was Voyager.
     
  19. EyalM

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    I think the enterprise is on a starfleet sanctioned mission, otherwise it wouldn't be there.

    I now suspect that if Cumberbatch does cause all the ships in orbit to fall down into the ocean, the enterprise will survive (or remain flight worthy) due to the modifications done for this mission.
     
  20. indranee

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    Do we know for sure the villain is canon? I mean, what if they are all fucking with us in terms of THAT info?