History Film / StarTrekIntoDarkness

4th Sep '16 4:11:35 PM StarSword
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** The Prime Directive (which is the [[TropeCodifier codifier]] for this trope), the set of rules stating Starfleet personnel avoid interfering with less developed alien cultures, is discussed during the opening away mission. In this case, Kirk gets demoted and temporarily loses command of the ''Enterprise'' for violating it. It's worth noting that unlike other cases were the Prime Directive is used to justify letting an alien species die, Pike is more angry that Kirk got into a situation in the first place were he either had to obey the Directive or save a crew member.

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** The Prime Directive (which is the [[TropeCodifier codifier]] for this trope), the set of rules stating Starfleet personnel avoid interfering with less developed alien cultures, is discussed during the opening away mission. In this case, Kirk gets demoted and temporarily loses command of the ''Enterprise'' for violating it. It's worth noting that unlike other cases were the Prime Directive is used to justify letting an alien species die, Pike is more angry that Kirk got into a situation in the first place were he either had to obey the Directive or save a crew member.member, and then lied, ''incompetently'', about doing it.
4th Sep '16 4:08:29 PM StarSword
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* {{Allegory}}: In the finest ''Franchise/StarTrek'' tradition of sociopolitical commentary, the movie takes cues from aspects of the UsefulNotes/WarOnTerror, with super-long-range torpedoes standing in for CIA drone strikes and questions of how much we should be prepared to compromise our values for the sake of security.

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* {{Allegory}}: In the finest ''Franchise/StarTrek'' tradition of sociopolitical commentary, the movie takes cues from aspects of the UsefulNotes/WarOnTerror, with super-long-range torpedoes standing in for CIA drone strikes (there's even a version of the "capture or kill" debate between the characters: Adm. Marcus says "kill", Scotty refuses to go along with government-ordered assassination, and Kirk eventually chooses to try to take Harrison alive first) and questions of how much we should be prepared to compromise our values for the sake of security.
18th Aug '16 10:14:42 PM HawkbitAlpha
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* UngratefulBastard: Kirk goes as far as to defy the Prime Directive to save Spock's life. Spock repays him by having him demoted.
11th Aug '16 5:20:57 AM JackG
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-->'''Scotty:''' "Holy sh--" ''*swish of doors opening on the ''Enterprise''*''

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-->'''Scotty:''' "Holy sh--" ''*swish ''*[[AstonishinglyAppropriateInterruption swish of doors doors]] opening on the ''Enterprise''*''
11th Aug '16 5:00:29 AM JackG
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** Uhura attempting to negotiate with the Klingons.
11th Aug '16 3:32:14 AM JackG
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* RemovingTheEarpiece: A different take in which Uhuru tears out her earpiece and throws it on the console [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness out of sheer emotion after Spock has been beamed up safely]].
11th Aug '16 3:25:51 AM JackG
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* WhatWouldXDo: Subverted; When Spock is trapped in the volcano and ''Enterprise'' can't help without revealing itself to the locals in violation of the Prime Directive, Captain Kirk asks Bones what Spock would do in his position. Bones replies, "He'd let you die." Kirk, of course, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight chooses to rescue Spock]].

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* WhatWouldXDo: Subverted; When Spock is trapped in the volcano and ''Enterprise'' can't help without revealing itself to the locals in violation of the Prime Directive, Captain Kirk asks Bones [=McCoy=] what Spock would do in his position. Bones replies, [=McCoy=] replies bluntly, "He'd let you die." Kirk, of course, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight chooses to rescue Spock]].
11th Aug '16 3:24:33 AM JackG
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* WhatWouldXDo: Subverted; When Spock is trapped in the volcano and ''Enterprise'' can't help without revealing itself to the locals in violation of the Prime Directive, Captain Kirk asks Bones what Spock would do in his position. Bones replies, "He'd let you die." Kirk, of course, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight chooses to rescue Spock]].
7th Aug '16 12:09:22 PM JackG
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* WithAllDueRespect: The ''Enterprise'' is falling into Earth's atmosphere and Spock orders the bridge crew to abandon ship while he tries to save the ''Enterprise''. Sulu answers, "All due respect, Commander, but we're not going anywhere." The TrueCompanions Status of the Creator/JJAbrams ''Enterprise'' crew is confirmed.

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* WithAllDueRespect: WithAllDueRespect:
** Scotty while trying to get through to his captain that torpedoes with an unknown method of propulsion should not be put on any spaceship with a warp engine.
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The ''Enterprise'' is falling into Earth's atmosphere and Spock orders the bridge crew to abandon ship while he tries to save the ''Enterprise''. Sulu answers, "All due respect, Commander, but we're not going anywhere." The TrueCompanions Status of the Creator/JJAbrams ''Enterprise'' crew is confirmed.
7th Aug '16 12:02:42 PM JackG
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* MoodWhiplash: [[spoiler:''Vengeance'' is pounding the hell out of ''Enterprise'' when Carol Marcus lets her father know she's on board. The firing stops instantly.]]


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* MoodWhiplash: [[spoiler:''Vengeance'' is pounding the hell out of ''Enterprise'' when Carol Marcus lets her father know she's on board. The firing stops instantly.]]
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