But then the movie ended and everything was wrong and I bellowed dramatically.
|You ruined my life.|
The apperance of the Romulans only makes sense if you read the Countdown comic beforehand, explaining the the shaving and tattooing of their heads was ritualistic and done in mourning, and how they ended up being in the past in the first place. These are things it would have been nice to know beforehand.
First there are things that just bother me:
- Captain Pike never meets the fate shown in The Cage and The Menagerie, bothering me to no end. Instead, he convinces Kirk to join Starfleet and battles Romulans.
- Vulcan is destroyed. Everything we ever knew about Vulcan is gone. Amanda is dead.
- The size of the Enterprise. Suddenly, it is immense.
- Scotty is hanging out with some random alien at in outpost with "Spock Prime"
- Spock's personality.
- Spock's romance with Uhura goes against everything we know about how he functions and controls his emotions.
- Spock freaks out in anger on the bridge.
- Uhura orders a Cardassian drink, in a time before the Cardassians were introduced.
- The federation shouldn't know what Romulans look like yet, they didn't find out until later (Balance of Terror)
- Such a large percentage of Vulcans should not have been on Vulcan at the time it was "blown up", as they constantly have science vessels and federation vessels, and ambassadors of their own out in space!
- Red matter? Seriously?
- The plot relies on coincidences.
- Vulcan's sky is blue, instead of the red it should be.
- The Orion girl sharing Uhura's quarters. Orion slave girls were not liberated at the time.
|Nice, normal red Vulcan sky.|
|Strange, abnormal blue Vulcan sky.|
- Young Spock raises his left eyebrow, where as Nimoy always raised his right.
- Suddenly the stardate is merely the earth-year. (Kirk's birth:year 2233, stardate 2233.04)
- Nero is not a Romulan name.
- Chekov's birth, in the new movie, is 2241 instead of 2245
- The Klingon ships are called "Warbirds", repeating a mistake made in "Broken Bow".
The thing that bothered me most was the fact that the timeline had been changed, wiping out what happened in the episodes, changing cultures, etc. To this the producers replied that it did not change the timeline, but created an alternate reality. Ookay.
In the novelized version of the movie, Spock states when turning down the academy that he wishes to be the first Vulcan to enlist in Starfleet. Problem: T'Pol eventually enlisted in Starfleet long before Spock's time, and the time change didn't go back that far.
Conclusion: It was a great action movie. It was funny at times. It had an okay plot. However, for those who were expecting a legitimate Star Trek movie, there are just too many problems and holes. Also, that I have nothing better to do than point out flaws and annoyances.