Bad Trekkie that I am I only watched Star Trek Beyond this afternoon when it came on Netflix today. I'm sorry but I can't wrap my head around what the hell is it with Star Trek movies and the bad guys motivation for doing what they do. The three worst examples are Nemesis, Star Trek Reboot and Star Trek Beyond, no ones motivation makes any sense AT ALL. Now I'll preface this by saying that I made snarky comments about Beyond thinking it would be bad, I was pleasantly surprised, it was actually OK, BUT again we go back to how the motivations of all these characters is extremely flawed. In Shinzons case, he was cloned by Romulans, sent to mines to die by Romulans, and then he turns around and wants to exterminate Earth? Ah.... What!? In Nero's case his wife was killed on Romulus and Spock tried to help but failed, sure I can see his anger clouding his judgment but matters are made worse by the deleted scene where they spent time in a Klingon prison camp, you'd think in all that time he'd realize from a rudimentary understanding of astrology would know that stopping a Supernova wasn't going to be a straightforward endeavor and why wasn't Romulus evacuated, did he think to ask that question, why wouldn't he simply go to Romulus, warn that a supernova would happen in the future, or go forward in time to before the Supernova and grab his wife? Then we get to Idris Elbas character in Beyond, what. the. fuck. So his motivation was, my ship was marooned on a planet, no one found me, therefore no one cares about me because I was a soldier and got given my own ship after wars ended, so I'll become a Jem Hadar looking monster, take control of... Whatever the hell those dudes were and proceed kill the fucking shit out of everyone in a Megacity because... Why again? These aren't nessecarily Movie breaking flaws, it just feels like shitty writing to me though, like just extremely shitty writing, surely there could be anything else you could write to have a bad guy have a more clear and realistic motivation. What are your thoughts?