The ring

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  1. Grup

    Grup Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Anybody have any thoughts as to why somebody is dropping what looks like a ring into a liquid filled glass in the second trailer?

    I can't see any significant markings on the ring.
     
  2. Jackson_Roykirk

    Jackson_Roykirk Commodore Commodore

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    There is an inscription in Black Speech, and translated it reads:

    One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
    One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

    ...oops, sorry -- Wrong board. I was looking for the Fellowship of the Ring board. Nevermind. :borg:


    As for the scene you are talking about from the Star Trek Trailer, it looks like Noel Clarke's character who is doing the ring-dropping.
    And, no -- I don't see anything special about the ring, either.
     
  3. Grup

    Grup Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    :lol:
     
  4. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    There was some speculation in the "2-Minute Trailer" thread which offers a possible explanation.

    The ring visible in those screencaps does appear to closely resemble the one seen here, which was supposed to be a replica of the ring worn by Chris Pine's Kirk in the first movie.

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    Still trying to locate a shot of Pine wearing ring, but here you can see Pike's hand with what appears to be a very similar ring. [Edit, again: a thread found at another board does not name Kirk, but says that Pike, Scotty and McCoy can all be seen wearing these in the first movie.]
     
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  5. Balrog

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    Actually, it reads:

    Drop this in your drink and you will stay above the table.
    But if the drink you drink is green, then 'ole Scotty's able.
     
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  7. Jackson_Roykirk

    Jackson_Roykirk Commodore Commodore

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    Ahhh. Very Good.

    He may be saying to himself:

    "Sure -- I saved
    my daughter,
    but at what cost to everyone else?"
     
  8. Franklin

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    I agree that he realizes he's messed up, big time. He's been crying, so he's obviously an emotional mess. He's slumped over the glass. It could be it's vodka (or gin, keeping with the London theme) and he threw back a couple or three before breaking down and dunking his ring.

    What will you do for your family? The implication is that directly references Kirk, but it applies here, too. (And my guess is it also applies to Harrison's motives.)
     
  9. Grup

    Grup Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Interesting.

    Am I correct in that I remember reading that Roddenberry didn't want jewelery worn in TOS. The exception being a ring worn by DeForest. I believe there was an exception made for this. (A little off topic I know):rolleyes:
     
  10. The Wormhole

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    I doubt it, all the women in TOS wore earrings.
     
  11. Tosk

    Tosk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If I had to guess?

    Harrison offers to save his daughter, but in turn wants him to do something for him in his capacity as a Starfleet officer. Even though he's destroyed by the thought of doing it (it's either something harmful or something he knows will allow others to do harm), he does it because his daughter is more important to him than his Starfleet career. Hence the boozing, crying, and symbolic ring drop.
     
  12. Sector 7

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    In "Way to Eden" the hippie men wear earrings and jewelry, too.
     
  13. Grup

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    Pretty certain it'll be revealed to be his starfleet grad ring and over much internal turmoil he symbolically tosses it away to take khan (john) up on his offer to help save his daughters life at the cost of betraying earth and his soul
    Maybe he gives khan some sort of computer virus to disable the orbiting starships/defenses ect
    I would wager Noel's character is some sort of starfleet computer whiz or something of that nature
     

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