Into Darkness ties to Star Trek XIII?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by King Daniel Beyond, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    The point was for longtime fans to go "A-ha".
     
  2. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Commodore Commodore

    Uummm...

    Have we already forgotten the 'several' references to TWoK that have already appeared in some of the trailers...?
    (and other places)

    Hand-to-hand against the glass...
    Dr. Carol Marcus...
    and
    Apparently, some kind of Fancy Torpedo (Genesis???)...
    (I'm sure there's a few more that I've forgotten at the moment)

    ...and all this before the end credits even begin.

    Kinda silly to be arguing that past obscure references shouldn't be included at this point, I think.
     
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  3. WarpFactorZ

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    Actually, the reallly longtime fans said "Why is Delta Vega next to Vulcan?"
     
  4. CorporalClegg

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    It just scared the living daylights out of me.
     
  5. CorporalCaptain

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    Clearly, some really long-time Trek fans—who knows how many, but including fans of over forty years, such as me—really don't care if a planet named Delta Vega exists near or next to Vulcan in the nu-timeline.
     
  6. A Shiny Kaylee Christmas

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    It was a nice visual and worked well in the movie.
     
  7. King Daniel Beyond

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    And in the Prime timeline too - an Enterprise-E security officer mentioned spending time there in the novel Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony. Similarly, the Delta Vega at the edge of the galaxy is in the alternate reality also - Kirk and Spock stranded Gary Mitchell there in the comic adaptaion of "Where No Man Has Gone Before", as they did in The Original Series.
     
  8. Shaka Zulu

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    Not to forget new actors playing the same characters, most likely.
     
  9. CorporalCaptain

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    That's fine, too. Trust me, my head's not exploding. ;) Given the obsessiveness of Trek fans, dealing with the "issue" non-canonically, i.e. in the Lit, was a foregone conclusion.
     
  10. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Commodore Commodore

    We've got Cities all over the world that share names...

    Why can't a few planets do so as well?
     
  11. YellowSubmarine

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    The computer was largely unhelpful and didn't tell Kirk which Delta Vega he is on. I mean, come on, what would you do if your GPS told you you're in London without telling you which London? What if you were in the wrong continent? Or planet? Or galaxy? Or universe? Or multiverse?
     
  12. JoeZhang

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    Doubtful, they tend to sign people to at least three picture deals for this sort of thing.
     
  13. Set Harth

    Set Harth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    So Abrams can be wrong.

    If you're in Kentucky and you think you might be in England, you have bigger problems than a faulty GPS.
     
  14. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Commodore Commodore

    I've got family that lives in a rural part of Kentucky...
    I'm not so sure a few of their neighbors even know what a GPS is...
     
  15. LtChange

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    I don't think that Space Seed is reference here. The events in the new timeline could mean that Khan was discovered many years ago, maybe by April himself and recruited instead of fighting him. So Khan could be OK and explained OK, as his ship was out there in space all the time, not appeared just when Space Seed happen. I really think that if Harisson is Khan than he was found by April ...
     
  16. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Fan since '66 and I didn't really care.
     
  17. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Same here, '66 and not caring.
     
  18. Ovation

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    Since 73. Didn't care either.
     
  19. chardman

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    Ditto. As far as I'm concerned, "Delta Vega" is to outer space what "Springfield" is to virtually every state in the union.
     
  20. Franklin

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    Fan since 1972 (syndication baby). But I must be a bad fan, because "Delta Vega" from WNMHGB didn't even dawn on me at the time. Shame on me for not being pedantic.