> I was one of the three people who went to the first session (10:30a.m.
> 3D) this morning at the local multiples, with no real expectations, but
> was pleasantly surprised!!
I didn't go to one of the first sessions, but I did go on the Thursday
it came out (3D also -- my first 3D film). I, too, was pleasantly
> Several references to the original Trek (Leonard Nimoy as Original
> Spock, Khan and his band of supercharged Humans from 300 years ago, Dr
> Carol Marcus, Tribbels, one of the leads dying in the Enterprise's
> reactor room) but the storyline is, sort of, not dependant on any of
> these, just they all help.
I agree that the throwbacks to original Trek were nicely done, but I was
very disappointed that the 'death' scene didn't involve Kirk and Spock
saying "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or the
one." (Yes, I know that phrase appeared earlier in the film, but I was
> A couple of problems I noticed (I think) were:-
> a. At one stage the Enterprise is loaded with 36 Photon Torps but when
> the (semi-)bad guy asks Kirk how many photon Torps were loaded, Kirk
> looks at Spook who answers 72, with a bit of a grin his face which, to
> me, indicated he knew he was giving incorrect information. Although 72
> is used in the rest of the film.
This really frustrated me also. I thought it was a milestone that Spock
was prepared to lie for the benefit of the mission. Given that Spock had
repeated "Vulcans cannot lie" throughout the film.
> b. At one time, Kirk asks Scotty (who had resigned from Star Fleet
> during this film) to check out what is located at location nn.nn.43.nn
> but then actually checks location nn.nn.46.nn (I forget the actual
> location but remember the third couplets are different).
Didn't notice this.
> A bit of unbelievability(1) in the film is that whilst Scotty is
> checking out this location in a runabout, a fleet of runabouts shows up
> to enter the base located there, so Scotty just flies his eunabout into
> the fleet and enters the base!! How blind are these enemy pilots??
Agreed. This was rather unrealistic. I can cope with other improbable
circumstances (e.g., why is it that enemy ships are destroyed so easily
while the /Enterprise/ can sustain serious damage and still survive) but
this seems to me just as poor story writing.
While I am not convinced it was necessary, I thought Khan's crushing of
people's skulls aptly portrayed his rage, sociopathy and superiority.