Where did Spock go?

Discussion in 'Star Trek - Original Series' started by Warped9, May 16, 2010.

  1. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That is the way they set it up, isn't it?

    Golly, since the time travel rules are inconsistent across universes, that means Abrams' movie not only can't be in the same "universe" as Trek but not even within the same multiverse/totality-of-creation/everything-that-exists as the rest of Trek.

    Except that, you know, it's actually fiction and all of it can even exist right now, on soundstages in America on Earth within a fifty year period. :lol:
     
  2. barnaclelapse

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    ZzzzzzzzIdon'twannabeagoddamnprettyprincesszzzzzzzzz....
     
  3. TheBrew

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    I think the guy also inadvertently gives away his real name in his signature links.
     
  4. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Langy bans your IP if he notices you visiting more than a couple of times.

    Seriously.
     
  5. King Daniel Beyond

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    Lieutenant Kirk! Awesome find. It makes it a little more plausible that they'd promote a lieutenant to captain, especially one gifted (and presumably proven) enough to have already earned lieutenant stripes by his third year at the academy.
     
  6. The Mighty Monkey of Mim

    The Mighty Monkey of Mim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Pike field promoted him to lieutenant just before he left for the Narada, didn't he?
     
  7. Captain Robert April

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    Apparently JJ and his hacks think assignments in the military operate on the same principle as picking sides for dodge ball.
     
  8. King Daniel Beyond

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    He promoted him to first officer. No mention of rank, IIRC.

    Wasn't Kirk Prime a lieutenant (and instructor) at the academy? It's possible something similar was going on in the alternate universe.
     
  9. Captain Robert April

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    In the movie, he was a third year cadet on the verge of being put on academic suspension.

    Yeah, great first officer material there...
     
  10. Warped9

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    In the JJverse he's prime flag officer materiel. :lol:
     
  11. Gep Malakai

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    No big loss there. It shouldn't have surprised me, I suppose, that he would also be a racist nutbag in addition to the regular variety, but having discovered that, it does further reduce the temptation for a return visit.
     
  12. Dukhat

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    I love dodge ball. I have some great childhood memories of playing this game during recess in elementary school.

    Holy crap. I just went to that link you posted, Dennis. That guy is batshit nuts.
     
  13. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Abrams and company probably got their notions of Starfleet protocol and assignment policies from watching stuff like Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. They may even have watched "The Menagerie" - if you buy what happens in those stories, you'll figure that absolutely anything can be justified.
     
  14. 3D Master

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    Americans... need to play armor to play football, and then talk about dodging the ball. Only wimps play with armor and play dodge ball.

    With us, that game is called HIT ball. Because it's about hitting your oppents with the ball. You don't doge the ball, you catch the ball.

    ;)
     
  15. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Us? Wimps?

    Wimps get overrun in five days. :lol:
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    But he was just about to graduate. And since Kirk Prime graduated with the rank of Lieutenant, it is possible that nuKirk was just about to do the same. So Kirk (for most of the film) simply got the rank that he would have gotten anyway.
     
  17. A beaker full of death

    A beaker full of death Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Where's that coming from? Seems to me that in TOS Officers graduate the academy as ensigns, and those who then go on to command school come out as lieutenants.
    See, e.g., http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhGaUEWtUNU at 5:15
     
  18. Captain Robert April

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    Not if he's about to be suspended, he's not!

    TOS Kirk entered the Academy at 17, was a model student, and spent four years there; that's how he managed to graduate as a lieutenant (j.g.). (This is under the official assumption that his time on the Republic, referenced in "Court Marial", when he was explicitly described as an ensign, was his Academy training cruise just prior to graduation, and actions like catching that open circuit and saving the ship contributed to his attaining Lt.(j.g.) upon graduation.)

    JJ-Kirk didn't enter until he was in his early twenties and was a punk from Day One. Only in the JJverse would a troublemaker like that even graduate from the Academy, let alone at any rank higher than ensign.
     
  19. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Well, there's no question that Abrams's Trek doesn't improve on Star Trek's history of playing fast and loose with this kind of thing.

    Truth to tell this was the one thing about the movie that annoyed me somewhat (other folks are welcome to gnash their teeth over the use of a location for the engineering sets, thank you very much). Ultimately, though, I think it trivial next to all of the things the movie got right and did very, very well.
     
  20. Pauln6

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    This is what I dislike most about his rapid promotion. It pisses all over the hard work that original Kirk and other military officers go through to deserve their ranks.

    Very often 'heroes' in modern American movies are so objectionable that I'm rooting for the serial killers and NuKirk flirts dangerously close to this, although Pine is so sweet that he manages to deflect enough of the negativity to make NuKirk endearing. There is a whiff of Bush era politics about NuKirk - he is so sure he is right that he must act unilaterally and everybody else is just plain wrong.

    He should have been promoted to first officer and given a chance to mature before being placed in charge of 400+ lives with no safety net.
     

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