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2nd Jan '18 5:25:01 AM lakingsif
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* SpaceIsolationHorror: Dr. 'Bones' [=McCoy=] has a healthy fear of this. He goes on a lengthy diatribe of how dangerous it is to fly around in spaceships like shuttles and what may happen if they malfunction, how alien diseases are horrifying and how space in general is a collection of DeathWorld s with an equally dangerous nothing in between them.
22nd Dec '17 11:48:24 PM DustSnitch
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* ApocalypseHow: In the future, a solar system is annihilated; [[spoiler:[[BadassGrandpa Spock Prime]] mentions a supernova that destroyed Romulus and Remus]]. In the present, planetary annihilation [[spoiler:happens to Vulcan and almost happens to Earth, courtesy of [[BigBad Nero]] and his Red Matter]]. It was stated that, if not dealt with, the end result of the future disaster could have resulted in galactic annihilation.

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* ApocalypseHow: In the future, a solar system is annihilated; [[spoiler:[[BadassGrandpa Spock Prime]] [[spoiler:Spock Prime mentions a supernova that destroyed Romulus and Remus]]. In the present, planetary annihilation [[spoiler:happens to Vulcan and almost happens to Earth, courtesy of [[BigBad Nero]] and his Red Matter]]. It was stated that, if not dealt with, the end result of the future disaster could have resulted in galactic annihilation.



* BadassGrandpa: Spock Prime, 157 years old and suffering unimaginable grief at the loss of his homeworld, still manages to keep it together enough to rescue Kirk from a giant ice monster and then put together a plan on the fly that saves Earth (and allows Kirk and the younger Spock to begin their bromance, to boot).



* MyFutureSelfAndMe: [[spoiler:[[TheSpock Spock]] and [[BadassGrandpa Spock Prime]]]] meet at the end of the film and they have a nice chat.

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* MyFutureSelfAndMe: [[spoiler:[[TheSpock Spock]] and [[BadassGrandpa Spock Prime]]]] Prime]] meet at the end of the film and they have a nice chat.



* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: [[spoiler:[[BadassGrandpa Spock Prime]]'s reason why he couldn't go to the ''Enterprise'' with Kirk, although he was ''implying'']]. As noted in AlternateContinuity, [[spoiler:Spock Prime can meet himself and not disappear from the timeline]], so this is an example of PlayingWithATrope.

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* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: [[spoiler:[[BadassGrandpa Spock Prime]]'s [[spoiler:Spock Prime's reason why he couldn't go to the ''Enterprise'' with Kirk, although he was ''implying'']]. As noted in AlternateContinuity, [[spoiler:Spock Prime can meet himself and not disappear from the timeline]], so this is an example of PlayingWithATrope.



* ObstructiveBureaucrat: As per the comic {{prequel}}, these on both Romulus and Vulcan are a major reason for the delays that led to [[spoiler:[[BadassGrandpa Spock Prime]]]] not being able to do his mission on time.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: As per the comic {{prequel}}, these on both Romulus and Vulcan are a major reason for the delays that led to [[spoiler:[[BadassGrandpa Spock Prime]]]] [[spoiler:Spock Prime]] not being able to do his mission on time.
8th Dec '17 10:30:50 AM WaterBlap
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TheFinalFrontier "Space... the final frontier."]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TheFinalFrontier "Space...[[caption-width-right:350:''"Space... the final frontier."]]'']]"'']]
9th Nov '17 10:43:59 AM Macsen
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:: And thus is born a great friendship and a famous nickname.

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:: ** And thus is born a great friendship and a famous nickname.
4th Nov '17 8:11:14 AM PaulA
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* AndStarring: "With Eric Bana And Leonard Nimoy".


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** One that is loaded and fired in a single scene: when Kirk lands on the drilling platform, he presses a button and his parachute is reeled in to his backpack. Shortly afterward, Sulu is left dangling over the side of the platform, held only by his parachute; he presses the corresponding button, and as the parachute is reeled in he is lifted up until he can get onto the platform.


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* GilliganCut: Before beaming Kirk and Spock onto the ''Nerada'', Scotty declares that if its layout makes any kind of sense, the area he's beaming them to is an isolated cargo area. Cut to Kirk and Spock materializing in the middle of the command deck.


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* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: The gravity readings when the Red Matter is activated on Vulcan, according to Chekov.


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* ScreamingBirth: Jim Kirk's birth at the beginning.


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* WhichMe: Near the end of the movie, Spock sees someone he thinks is his father, but it turns out on closer inspection to be his older self, who tells him, "I am not our father". He seems to be deliberately mixing his pronouns as a way of cluing Spock to his identity, as neither of them have any more pronoun trouble for the rest of the conversation.
4th Nov '17 7:52:42 AM PaulA
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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: When the baby Kirk is born, his parents discuss the name while PapaWolf is making his HeroicSacrifice. It ''really'' drives home the {{Tear Jerk|er}}ing poignancy of the scene in a way that more dramatic theatrics probably would not.

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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: When the baby Kirk is born, his parents discuss the name while PapaWolf is making his HeroicSacrifice. It ''really'' drives home the {{Tear Jerk|er}}ing poignancy of the scene in a way that more dramatic theatrics probably would not.
4th Nov '17 7:52:14 AM PaulA
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-->'''Kevin Murphy:''' And now the haunting, lyrical, kind of Samuel Barber-ish husband-killing theme. ''--Rifftrax''



--> '''Chester A. Bum:''' ''Live long and SUCK IT!!''
4th Nov '17 7:19:40 AM PaulA
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** This universe's version of Uhura, being a CunningLinguist, owes a bit to [[Series/StarTrekenterprise Hoshi Sato]], as well as to Nichelle Nichols creating the character as a linguist originally (even if she never really spoke any alien language in the show and actually used a dictionary to speak Klingon in one of the TOS movies).

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** This universe's version of Uhura, being a CunningLinguist, owes a bit to [[Series/StarTrekenterprise [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Hoshi Sato]], as well as to Nichelle Nichols creating the character as a linguist originally (even if she never really spoke any alien language in the show and actually used a dictionary to speak Klingon in one of the TOS movies).



** Young Kirk trashing his dad's antique corvette in Iowa while trying to evade a hoverbike cop in contrast to young Spock on a school day answering every single question given by a computer correctly.

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** Young Kirk trashing his dad's stepdad's antique corvette in Iowa while trying to evade a hoverbike cop in contrast to young Spock on a school day answering every single question given by a computer correctly.



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Heavily implied to be the case with George Kirk, judging by the ''Kelvin'' salt-shakers in the bar and Pike's gushing about how George Kirk was in his opinion, one of the finest Starfleet officers to have ever lived. While George's actions in saving the lives of everyone about the ''Kelvin'' and his [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]] were undoubtedly heroic, one does have to wonder how Pike managed to turn those 12 minutes into an in-depth dissertation? It's implied that part of Kirk's cynicism derives from living in the shadow of what he initially believed to be a over-glorified kamekaze run.
4th Nov '17 6:57:47 AM PaulA
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* CallForward: Commander Spock explains that the ''Kobayashi Maru'' test was a SecretTestOfCharacter to find out how a captain would act in the face of certain death. Captain Kirk faces near certain death in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. [[spoiler:Only Scotty rebooting the ''Vengeance'' saves Kirk and the ''Enterprise''.]]
4th Nov '17 6:55:20 AM PaulA
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** Several lines from early in the film are repeated later, such as "Cupcake," "I might throw up on you," and "That depends on your definition of winning."



* MeaningfulEcho: To ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' and ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}'', more than twenty years earlier:

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** Several lines from early in the film are repeated later, such as "Cupcake," "I might throw up on you," and "That depends on your definition of winning."
** Elder Spock's self-introduction echoes
''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' and ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}'', more than twenty years earlier:
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