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18th Sep '16 6:32:14 PM SpideyTerry
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** As things are going wrong, Kirk laments that they have two perfectly good whales and could very well lose them.
--->'''Spock:''' In likelihood, our mission would fail.\\
'''Kirk:''' Our mission? Spock, you're talking about the end of every life on Earth. You're half-human. Haven't you got any goddamn feelings about that?!


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** As the crew travels back in time, the audience can hear various lines of dialogue that will later be said throughout the course of the movie.
10th Sep '16 8:49:37 PM gemmabeta2
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* ProductPlacement: Used to hilarious effect in the scene where Sulu, Scotty, and Bones were discussing where they can find a a large quantity of plastic to make a whale tank. And they manage to walk exactly by a giant ad for Pacific Bell's Yellow Pages.
3rd Sep '16 9:27:00 PM marbehraglaim
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* CelebrityParadox: Given that there are several references to various aspects of late-20th century pop culture (e.g. punk rock, Jacqueline Susann, etc.), there's an underlying implication that the Star Trek series must not exist in this universe. (The implication is even stronger in the novelization. Kirk actually introduces himself to Dr. Gillian Taylor by saying "I'm Kirk, and this is Spock," and she doesn't react as if that's significant of anything--this within a larger sequence in which she marvels at their lack of familiarity with everything from Waylon Jennings to pizza.)

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* CelebrityParadox: Given that there are several references to various aspects of late-20th century pop culture (e.g. punk (punk rock, Jacqueline Susann, etc.), there's an underlying implication that the Star Trek series must not exist in this universe. (The implication is even stronger in the novelization. Kirk actually introduces himself to Dr. Gillian Taylor by saying "I'm Kirk, and this is Spock," and she doesn't react as if that's significant of anything--this within a larger sequence in which she marvels at their lack of familiarity with everything from Waylon Jennings to pizza.)
3rd Sep '16 9:26:19 PM marbehraglaim
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* CelebrityParadox: Given that there are several references to various aspects of late-20th century pop culture (e.g. punk rock, Jacqueline Susann, etc.), there's an underlying implication that the Star Trek series must not exist in this universe. (The implication is even stronger in the novelization. Kirk actually introduces himself to Dr. Gillian Taylor by saying "I'm Kirk, and this is Spock," and she doesn't react as if that's significant of anything--this within a larger sequence in which she marvels at their lack of familiarity with everything from Waylon Jennings to pizza.)
19th Aug '16 9:34:37 PM omegafire17
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* MeaningfulRename: The crew have dubbed their stolen Klingon ship the ''[[Film/MutinyOnTheBounty HMS Bounty]]''.

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* MeaningfulRename: The crew have [=McCoy=] dubbed their stolen Klingon ship the ''[[Film/MutinyOnTheBounty HMS Bounty]]''.Bounty]]'', with Kirk noting the irony in his log.



* MoodWhiplash: When Gillian starts showing videos of actual whale disassembling. In theaters, the audiences often got ''very'' quiet at this point.

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* MoodWhiplash: When Gillian starts showing videos of actual whale disassembling. In theaters, the audiences often got ''very'' quiet at this point. Sorta-mimicked in the Novelization, in a way: most of the tour group watch the videos without much trouble, but Kirk and Spock are disturbed to say the least, because to them such violence was uncommon in their century.



* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Gillian's co-worker Bob. All the time.

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* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Gillian's co-worker Bob. All Bob, all the time.time; she's never amused, to say the least.
25th Jun '16 2:06:29 PM LtFedora
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* HandSignals: After Chekov falls off the carrier ''Enterprise'', one of the Marines signals "hold" before calling for a corpsman.
24th Jun '16 11:10:50 PM Micah
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* BigDumbObject: The "whale probe". Presumably to [[GreenAesop to make a point]] about it being as thoughtlessly destructive to humanity as humanity supposedly is to whales.

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* BigDumbObject: The "whale probe". Presumably to [[GreenAesop to make a point]] about it being as thoughtlessly destructive to humanity as humanity supposedly is to whales.
11th Jun '16 8:58:17 PM Viper26
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**The novelisation expands on this. The probe travelled to Earth to find out why its creators had lost contact with whales (implying whalesong can travel interstellar distances) in a cetacean version of a cut-off distress call. By the time the probe has reached Earth orbit, it has concluded that there will most likely be no response (humanity trying to talk to it does not count any more than fish trying to talk to us) and starts pumping energy into the oceans to create cloud cover and thus freeze the planet in order to start over, but continues to send a signal on the off chance there will be a response. When Kirk and co bring the whales back and they start to sing, the probe immediately pauses (noticable in the movie) and tries to think what to do about a completely unprecedented event. After a brief discussion with George and Gracie, it basically says "good luck with rebuilding" and heads off for parts unknown.
22nd May '16 3:53:22 AM PaulA
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* MagicalSecurityCam: When the Klingon Ambassador shows the Council footage of the ''Enterprise'' blowing up with Kruge's crew aboard, it's the exact footage from the previous film. The bit with Kruge's crew on the bridge has an overlay added to suggest that it was somehow recorded and transmitted by one of the crew before they died; no effort is made to explain who recorded the external shots of the ship going down in flames.


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* YouCanSeeThatRight: The two sanitation workers who witness the landing of the cloaked Bird of Prey in Golden Gate Park.
-->"Did you see that?"\\
"No, and neither did you, so shut up."
22nd May '16 3:47:15 AM PaulA
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* CassandraTruth: After failing to come up with a cover story she'll accept, Kirk flat out tells Gillian exactly who he is and where he comes from over dinner. She naturally thinks he's full of shit.



* SarcasticConfession: Kirk flat out tells Gillian exactly who he is and where he comes from over dinner. Subverted in that Kirk tells her with utter conviction and she naturally thinks he's full of shit.



* YouLookFamiliar: Brock Peters plays Admiral Cartwright and would go onto play Joseph Sisko on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
** And Madge Sinclair, who plays the captain of the Saratoga, would later go on to play Geordi [=LaForge=]'s mother.
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