Why is Captain Robau so popular?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Joby, May 13, 2009.

  1. McMenemy00

    McMenemy00 Ensign Red Shirt

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    Ass ramming usually does old boy.
     
  2. ITL

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    The man just looks the part.

    When someone says something like "Robau once made a Klingon crap his pants by simply resting his iron-clad and mighty testicles on said Klingon's forehead and declaring that he was now Robau's bitch and should fuck off to make some pie like the little bollockhead he is" it just. sounds. plausible.
     
  3. SpokOdo

    SpokOdo Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Well, I just got here and I think he's badass. And Faran usually gets stuck in terrorist roles, and here he was noble and heroic. It was very much in the spirit of the original series to have a multi-racial Starfleet. Good for him.
     
  4. Shatmandu

    Shatmandu Vice Admiral Admiral

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    This man speaks the truth.

    Robau would take that pussy Harriman from Generations and sell him into sexual slavery in Cambodia.

    Joe, live
     
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  5. triox

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    Robau knew he was likely to die, but he went anyway. That's a plus. And when he got there, he didn't beg or plead, he asked, 'what gives you the right?'
     
  6. FatherRob

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    PREACH! Preach it, Dale! PREACH!

    Rob+
     
  7. FatherRob

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    Well, it's not like he was given the chance to beg and plead. By the time the shock of the staff turning into a meat cleaver wore off, he was dead. I'll give Nero this... he's the fastest cardboard cutout I have ever seen.

    Rob+
     
  8. Jeri

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    I sure hope so. Kelvin stories would be great; neat ship, too.
     
  9. FatherRob

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    That was an alternate universe where the Feddies were being trounced by the Static Klingons.

    Unrelated to McMenemy's post, I too would love to see a series or miniseries about the Kelvin. I don't dislike Robau, I just don't feel we saw enough of him to get a good gauge.

    Rob+
     
  10. Professor Milquetoast

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    He flew straight into the maw of the beast without flinching, but you could tell he was absolutely petrified. That, to me, is the mark of a true hero.
     
  11. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Commodore

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    Agreed. Likewise, George Kirk. I loved that you could see on his face that he was terrified, but he flew that ship into the Narrada, anyway.

    My confusion about the Robau love genuinely came largely from the pre-release fervor over him. I can fully understand people's affection and respect for the character having now seen it.
     
  12. QuasarVM

    QuasarVM Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    He's popular cos he's BALD. BALD = BADASS!

    But, I'm not sure why he's so revered. I mean, he didn't even get a chance to even fight Nero. He just got stabbed in the chest with a Romulan trident...

    Not sure what's so badass about that...but that's just me.

    He should have at least gotten in some punches. Hell, Kirk got in more punches than Robau did.
     
  13. Trekwatcher

    Trekwatcher Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    I liked him as he seemed more like a real starfleet captain than anyone else in the rest of the movie. Seriously.
     
  14. trampledamage

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    There was an interview with someone long before the movie came out where they said that Robau wouldn't be the usual "idiot captain that Kirk is so much better than", that he'd be bad ass.

    The Robau love went from there up into the stratosphere because Faran Tahir just looks so cool :techman:

    To me, both Robau and Kirk Sr were awesome heroes - it's been talked about a lot in other threads that the Kelvin scenes were the best of the movie.
     
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  15. stonester1

    stonester1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Add me to the Kelvin love.

    Robau, BADASS.
     
  16. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

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    he really should've told Nero where to go and then blown his ship to kingdom come though.

    "negotiate a cease-fire?! YOU ATTACKED US!!!! DIE YOU POINTY-EARED BASTARD!"
     
  17. Jeri

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    So, how come we are not calling him "Pete" yet? In the novel, his name is Captain Pierre Robau.
     
  18. CommanderRaytas

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    He really is pretty hot, although I find Pike hotter. And I'm 26. I like them a bit older. :D


    On this board though, this badass thing came from one of the writers' comments about Robau being badass, I think.
     
  19. Jolantru

    Jolantru Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    He was cool in this movie, but he was a real jerk when he kidnapped Tony Stark in Iron Man.
     
  20. Morpheus 02

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    So is Faran Tahir aware fo these threads? I'd love to hear his response...and especially video if he were to go a to Trek convention.

    Where are most of the Robau-lovers from? Where would guys go to se ehim (seriously -- no exaggerations)?