Favorite Opening Sequence? (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by BillJ, Sep 13, 2013.


Favorite Opening Sequence

Poll closed Sep 23, 2013.
  1. Kirk Sr. saving the Kelvin crew.

    33 vote(s)
  2. JT Kirk saving the Nibiru.

    9 vote(s)
  1. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Full of hot air.
    The opening sequence of ST09 is the best 12 minutes of Star Trek. Ever.
  2. Makarov

    Makarov Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 9, 2013
    I like the Into Darkness opening better, but, I have to choose 09 because Captain Robau is a bad ass.
  3. Lucky

    Lucky Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 20, 2004
    2009. It was very gripping and made me really care about Kirk's dad. Great performances by all involved.
  4. saddestmoon

    saddestmoon Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 21, 2009
    New Zealand
    09 Trek: George Kirk, USS Kelvin, Capt Robau, Narada, Nero, fricken lasers, explosions and stuff - awesome sauce!

    :techman: One of the best movie openings ever, IMO.
  5. Kpnuts

    Kpnuts Commodore Commodore

    Nov 25, 1999
    The drawing of the Enterprise, fading to the real one zooming along, cinema shaking as the ship jumps to warp, all with that beautiful nuTrek theme booming as the title card appears.... gave me goosebumps. The 09 intro, whilst excellent, didn't.
  6. Yanks

    Yanks Commodore Commodore

    Jul 6, 2011
    NX01 Bridge
    Kirk Sr. saving the Kelvin crew.

    Not even close. I would say it is by far the best opening sequence in all of trek, not just the 2 new ones.
  7. Khan444

    Khan444 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 16, 2013
    Kirk Sr sacrificing himself to save his wife, newborn son, and the crew of the Kelvin is BY FAR the greatest opening scene to ANY Star Trek movie, BAR NONE. It was just beautiful. Kirk saving the Nibiru people was very cool, and a terrific scene in its own right, but it was not even close to being as good. I also thought that Nemesis had an excellent opening scene, its a pity that the rest of the movie didn't live up to it.
  8. USSPhilippi

    USSPhilippi Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 23, 2004
    West Virginia
    ST09 is my favorite of the two, for spiritual reasons: "Greater love hath no man than this, than to lay down his life for his friends." We see Kirk Sr. do that at the very beginning of NuTrek. It's a lesson that Kirk Jr. really doesn't learn until the END of STID.
  9. Kelthaz

    Kelthaz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 28, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Into Darkness was great, but Star Trek 09 was good enough to revive my interest in a dead franchise. Star Trek 09 wins it.
  10. ComicGuy89

    ComicGuy89 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 8, 2013
    Both openings are terrific, but the 2009 one was more emotionally powerful. It's also nostalgic because it sold me on the idea that Abrams' Trek would work.

    STiD, on the other hand, was tremendously fun and very reminiscent of TOS when the team went on wacky adventures, only with a higher budget and higher stakes this time. I was concerned about STiD being a good movie too, but watching that first scene immediately reacquainted me with the movie and I sat relieved, thinking "This is Star Trek, alright!"