reply to post by whatukno
The plot of the movie follows that the Narada is a mining ship. The design is far too foreboding to be a mining ship. It doesn't even flow with
traditional Romulan designs. It's frankly a big huge spiked crab claw with a chain drill.
I completely understand what you mean. But in this instance it helps to be a comic book fan as well as a Trekkie. IDW Publishing released a four
issue miniseries in the lead up to the release of the new film. The story? It shows the events leading up to the film, including how Nero and his
simple mining ship were transformed into a super-duper planet-killing machine. It also shows the logic behind 'red matter', and where it comes
from. I saw the film on Saturday, and, knowing the backstory, the one thing I was wondering through the first half was 'How are they going to
explain this?' I loved the movie, don't get me wrong, but the backstory as to how this all came about wasn't done justice by Spock Prime's short
flashback. The four issue miniseries was great, being set in the future that Nero came from, in the primary (is that a relevant term now?) Star Trek
universe. If you want a more thorough understanding of the events leading up to Nero running rampant in an alternate 'past', I heartily recommend
picking up the trade paperback.
I loved the new direction that the film took. The destruction of Vulcan really shocked me. Being that Vulcan was so prominent in the primary ST
universe in the Federation, it'll be interesting to see the direction the Federation will take in any subsequent sequels.
In regard to Kirk maybe utilising time travel to save his father, I think that the fact that Spock is there in a 'yoda type character' position
(nicely put, whoswatchinwho
) to warn of the timeline/alternate reality implications (he's stranded, his timeline essentially no longer exists),
time travel would be even more stringently policed, which is cool, because they could bring in the Temporal Enforcement Guys. I loved those guys,
they should have done a series based around them.
The Spock/Uhura relationship was well done, and frankly, I think that the Uhura role would have been a bit of a nothing role without it.
I really enjoyed this film, much more than the last two TNG films. Also, Nero and his crew didn't really remind me of the Remans from Nemesis. Nero
et al were just bald, tattooed Romulans (the comics explain the tattoos, as well). The Remans looked like rejected auditions from Nosferatu.
[edit on 25/5/2009 by Batmanatee]