History Film / StarTrekIntoDarkness

7th Feb '18 11:28:16 AM Macsen
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** {{Defied}} when Kirk orders Hendorff ("Cupcake" from [[Film/StarTrek the first film]]) and another security officer to take off their red shirts and put on civilian clothing for the mission to capture Harrison. Both are seen afterward as well.[[note]]In the novelization, Hendorff dies in the ensuing scene. In the film, however, Hendorff is shown in later scenes.[[/note]]

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** {{Defied}} when Kirk orders Hendorff ("Cupcake" from [[Film/StarTrek the first film]]) and another security officer to take off their red shirts and put on civilian clothing for the mission to capture Harrison. Both are seen afterward as well.[[note]]In the novelization, Hendorff dies in the ensuing scene. In the film, however, Hendorff is shown in later scenes.[[/note]]
7th Feb '18 11:27:18 AM Macsen
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** {{Defied}} when Kirk orders Hendorff ("Cupcake" from [[Film/StarTrek the first film]]) and another security officer to take off their red shirts and put on civilian clothing for the mission to capture Harrison. Both are seen afterward as well.
** In the novelization, [[spoiler:Hendorff died.]]

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** {{Defied}} when Kirk orders Hendorff ("Cupcake" from [[Film/StarTrek the first film]]) and another security officer to take off their red shirts and put on civilian clothing for the mission to capture Harrison. Both are seen afterward as well.
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well.[[note]]In the novelization, [[spoiler:Hendorff died.]]Hendorff dies in the ensuing scene. In the film, however, Hendorff is shown in later scenes.[[/note]]
12th Jan '18 8:54:35 AM StFan
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* AerialCanyonChase: On Qo'noS, when the infiltration ship sent by the ''Entreprise'' is located by the Klingons and pursued by a pair of interceptors, Kirks flies it through the ruins of the Ketha Province until he finds a ''very'' narrow space between building, tips the saucer-shaped navette to the side and goes through, despite the protests of his teammates. So narrow, in fact, that the ship scraps the walls both on top and bottom. Though it's all for naught since it's stopped by more Klingon interceptors on the other side.
2nd Jan '18 7:59:38 PM Rebu
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** During the space jump between the ''Enterprise'' and the ''Vengeance'', while dodging large chunks of debris, Kirk's face mask takes multiple hits from ''tiny'' chunks, cracking and nearly killing him. It also disables his HUD.

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** During the space jump between the ''Enterprise'' and the ''Vengeance'', while dodging sequence, Kirk dodges large chunks of debris, Kirk's but his face mask takes multiple hits from ''tiny'' chunks, cracking chunks. Which crack the mask and nearly killing kill him. It also disables his HUD.HUD.
** [[spoiler:The Vengeance is heavily automated; in an emergency, a single person can pilot it. But it has very little crew to repel boarders.]]



** For a supposedly super-secret ship, the ''Vengeance'' is inexcusably easy to access. [[spoiler:Scotty is able to fly his shuttle right through the main hanger doors with a convoy of supply ships then board it and they never even notice until he's sabotaged it from the inside.]]

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** For a supposedly super-secret ship, the ''Vengeance'' is inexcusably easy to access. [[spoiler:Scotty is able to fly his shuttle right through the main hanger doors with a convoy of supply ships then board it and they never even notice until he's sabotaged it from the inside. That's the problem with automating everything.]]
2nd Jan '18 2:31:01 PM StFan
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* ActionPrologue[=/=]BatmanColdOpen: The opening sequence set on Nibiru shows the ''Enterprise'' on an action packed away mission that will have nothing to do with John Harrison or the main plot.
* AdaptationalBadass: [[spoiler: The original Khan that Ricardo Montalban portrayed is nothing to scoff at, thanks to his charisma and dangerous intelligence. But here, in addition to those traits, Khan is also shown to be ''much'' more physically powerful, going straight into OneManArmy levels.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: The film gives a darker view on [[spoiler: Khan's origins]]. In the original series, history depicts a "benevolent tyrant" who was repressive but not wholly murderous. [[spoiler:''Into Darkness'' has Spock state that history indicates that Khan and his followers were planning to destroy those deemed inferior. Khan doesn't confirm it but doesn't deny it either. The tie-in comics show that Khan genuinely saw himself as humanity's savior and that he explicitly wanted to rule, not destroy. However, the methods he employed to achieve his goal (including nuking Washington D.C. and Moscow) would certainly justify humanity recording in their history that he was an OmnicidalManiac]].
* AdaptationDistillation: The film is a combo of the following ''Franchise/StarTrek'' works: [[spoiler: TOS's ''Space Seed'', ''The Wrath of Khan'' and ''The Undiscovered Country''.]]
* AdultFear: Even with the medical advances of the 23rd Century, Thomas Harewood (Noel Clarke's character) was watching his daughter die. John Harrison took advantage of Thomas' desperation to get him to suicide-bomb the Starfleet records office in exchange for a cure for his daughter's disease.

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* ActionPrologue[=/=]BatmanColdOpen: ActionPrologue: The opening sequence set on Nibiru shows the ''Enterprise'' on an action packed away mission that will have nothing to do with John Harrison or the main plot.
* AdaptationalBadass: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The original Khan that Ricardo Montalban portrayed is nothing to scoff at, thanks to his charisma and dangerous intelligence. But here, in addition to those traits, Khan is also shown to be ''much'' more physically powerful, going straight into OneManArmy levels.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: The film gives a darker view on [[spoiler: Khan's [[spoiler:Khan's origins]]. In the original series, history depicts a "benevolent tyrant" who was repressive but not wholly murderous. [[spoiler:''Into Darkness'' has Spock state that history indicates that Khan and his followers were planning to destroy those deemed inferior. Khan doesn't confirm it but doesn't deny it either. The tie-in comics show that Khan genuinely saw himself as humanity's savior and that he explicitly wanted to rule, not destroy. However, the methods he employed to achieve his goal (including nuking Washington D.C. and Moscow) would certainly justify humanity recording in their history that he was an OmnicidalManiac]].
* AdaptationDistillation: The film is a combo of the following ''Franchise/StarTrek'' works: [[spoiler: TOS's ''Space Seed'', "Space Seed", ''The Wrath of Khan'' and ''The Undiscovered Country''.]]
* AdultFear: Even with the medical advances of the 23rd 23[[superscript:rd]] Century, Thomas Harewood (Noel Clarke's character) was watching his daughter die. John Harrison took advantage of Thomas' desperation to get him to suicide-bomb the Starfleet records office in exchange for a cure for his daughter's disease.



** If Kirk had listened to Scotty's complaints and let him check the payload of the torpedoes, instead of overruling Scotty so he could pursue his vendetta against Harrison, [[spoiler: the frozen super soldiers would have been discovered]], undoing everyone's plans.

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** If Kirk had listened to Scotty's complaints and let him check the payload of the torpedoes, instead of overruling Scotty so he could pursue his vendetta against Harrison, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the frozen super soldiers would have been discovered]], undoing everyone's plans.



* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Admiral Marcus can order the construction of a massive, nearly automated battleship on his own, in secret, with no one the wiser.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: [[spoiler: Carol Marcus delivers one to her father after he beams her off the Enterprise before going forward with his plan to sacrifice Kirk and crew to instigate a war with the Klingons]].

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* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Admiral Marcus can order the construction of a massive, nearly automated battleship on his own, in secret, with no one no-one the wiser.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: [[spoiler: Carol [[spoiler:Carol Marcus delivers one to her father after he beams her off the Enterprise before going forward with his plan to sacrifice Kirk and crew to instigate a war with the Klingons]].



** [[spoiler:Also, the ''Enterprise'' exits warp with Earth partially obscured by the Moon and from then until it enters the Earth's gravity well is a huge ball of problems regarding distance, time and the various forces involved - either inertia carried them to Earth (in which case they spent too long near the Moon) or they had limited inertia and should not have been able to reach Earth in that short of a timeframe. Liberal helpings of RuleOfDrama required]]. Also notable is informing the distance to Earth in several thousand kilometers... but the actual number could only have been less than fifty kilometers at the most.
** In the opening scene, Spock uses a "cold fusion" device to freeze the volcano. However, the term "cold fusion" is used to describe a hypothetical fusion reaction that doesn't require extreme heat to occur -- ''not'' one that ''generates'' extreme cold. Also, freezing a volcano is a ''really'' bad idea - it will just bottle the pressure that the eruption is trying to vent, and once enough pressure builds up, it will erupt anyway - and much more violently.
** Even though it's {{Lampshaded}} by Scotty, it is a ''really'' bad idea to put a spaceship underwater. Yes, it's airtight... but a spaceship is designed to resist being ''pulled apart'' from internal pressure, and a submarine is designed to resist being ''crushed'' from external pressure. When it comes to your CoolStarship, it can stand [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} anywhere between zero and one]] atmospheres of pressure. The ''Enterprise'' isn't even in all that deep (probably just enough that it can't be seen from the surface), yet it's still noted to be leaking in places.
*** Every 10 meters (33 feet) of water is worth one atmosphere of pressure. The Enterprise is big enough that it's lower decks are under 10 or more atmospheres.

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** [[spoiler:Also, the ''Enterprise'' exits warp with Earth partially obscured by the Moon and from then until it enters the Earth's gravity well is a huge ball of problems regarding distance, time and the various forces involved - -- either inertia carried them to Earth (in which case they spent too long near the Moon) or they had limited inertia and should not have been able to reach Earth in that short of a timeframe. Liberal helpings of RuleOfDrama required]]. Also notable is informing the distance to Earth in several thousand kilometers... but the actual number could only have been less than fifty kilometers at the most.
** In the opening scene, Spock uses a "cold fusion" device to freeze the volcano. However, the term "cold fusion" is used to describe a hypothetical fusion reaction that doesn't require extreme heat to occur -- ''not'' one that ''generates'' extreme cold. Also, freezing a volcano is a ''really'' bad idea - -- it will just bottle the pressure that the eruption is trying to vent, and once enough pressure builds up, it will erupt anyway - -- and much more violently.
** Even though it's {{Lampshaded}} by Scotty, it is a ''really'' bad idea to put a spaceship underwater. Yes, it's airtight... but a spaceship is designed to resist being ''pulled apart'' from internal pressure, and a submarine is designed to resist being ''crushed'' from external pressure. When it comes to your CoolStarship, it can stand [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} anywhere between zero and one]] atmospheres of pressure. The ''Enterprise'' isn't even in all that deep (probably just enough that it can't be seen from the surface), yet it's still noted to be leaking in places.
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places. Every 10 meters (33 feet) of water is worth one atmosphere of pressure. The Enterprise The'' Enterprise'' is big enough that it's its lower decks are under 10 or more atmospheres.



-->'''John Harrison:''' I am better.\\

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-->'''John --->'''John Harrison:''' I am better.\\



-->'''Spock:''' This ship has no offensive capabilities.\\

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-->'''Spock:''' --->'''Spock:''' This ship has no offensive capabilities.\\



--> '''Sulu:''' Attention: John Harrison. This is Captain Hikaru Sulu of the USS ''Enterprise''. A shuttle of highly trained officers is on its way to your location. If you do not surrender to them immediately, I will unleash the entire payload of advanced long-range torpedoes currently locked on to your location. You have two minutes to confirm your compliance. Refusal to do so will result in your obliteration. And if you test me, you will fail. \\
'''Bones:''' ''[{{beat}}]'' Mr Sulu, remind me never to piss you off.

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--> '''Sulu:''' --->'''Sulu:''' Attention: John Harrison. This is Captain Hikaru Sulu of the USS ''Enterprise''. A shuttle of highly trained officers is on its way to your location. If you do not surrender to them immediately, I will unleash the entire payload of advanced long-range torpedoes currently locked on to your location. You have two minutes to confirm your compliance. Refusal to do so will result in your obliteration. And if you test me, you will fail. \\
'''Bones:''' ''[{{beat}}]'' Mr Mr. Sulu, remind me never to piss you off.



* BeamSpam: USS ''Vengeance'', which [[spoiler:fires down an ''extreme'' salvo that totals the Enterprise within minutes. Remarkably, averted for the ''Enterprise''; she doesn't get to fire a shot before the weapons systems are taken out.]]

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* BeamSpam: USS ''Vengeance'', which [[spoiler:fires down an ''extreme'' salvo that totals the Enterprise ''Enterprise'' within minutes. Remarkably, averted for the ''Enterprise''; she doesn't get to fire a shot before the weapons systems are taken out.]]



** Carol Marcus [[spoiler: gets fed a piece of the scenery by Khan when she gets in his way, and shortly afterwards has her leg stepped on by him, complete with sickening crunch. Cut to a shot of her being dragged to a teleporter and sickbay, and she has absolutely no external signs of injury]]. However, [[spoiler: before she gets brought in to sickbay, when they are initially sent back via Khan off the Vengeance- into a ''holding cell'' on the Enterprise, look closely and she does have a noticeably large black and blue swollen area encompassing most of what appears to be her knee area- granted the trope is still mostly in effect as the damage is rarely seen after that and of course, her face is perfectly fine]].
** A male example: [[spoiler: When Spock was dying of radiation poisoning in ''Wrath of Khan'', he had burns on his hands and face. In this movie, Kirk doesn't get any of that.]]

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** Carol Marcus [[spoiler: gets [[spoiler:gets fed a piece of the scenery by Khan when she gets in his way, and shortly afterwards has her leg stepped on by him, complete with sickening crunch. Cut to a shot of her being dragged to a teleporter and sickbay, and she has absolutely no external signs of injury]]. However, [[spoiler: before [[spoiler:before she gets brought in to sickbay, when they are initially sent back via Khan off the Vengeance- ''Vengeance'' -- into a ''holding cell'' on the Enterprise, ''Enterprise'', look closely and she does have a noticeably large black and blue swollen area encompassing most of what appears to be her knee area- granted area. Granted, the trope is still mostly in effect as the damage is rarely seen after that and of course, her face is perfectly fine]].
** A male example: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Spock was dying of radiation poisoning in ''Wrath of Khan'', he had burns on his hands and face. In this movie, Kirk doesn't get any of that.]]



** Spock when [[spoiler: Kirk dies from radiation poisoning from having to enter the energy core to manually fix the Enterprise after Khan shot it. Beating Khan to death, considering Spock was all originally for a fair trial for Khan, until Uhura tells him to stop is some serious berserk button issues.]]

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** Spock when [[spoiler: Kirk [[spoiler:Kirk dies from radiation poisoning from having to enter the energy core to manually fix the Enterprise after Khan shot it. Beating Khan to death, considering Spock was all originally for a fair trial for Khan, until Uhura tells him to stop is some serious berserk button issues.]]



** [[spoiler: And when it looked like Khan was about to kill Spock, Uhura beams in and distracts him with a stunner long enough for Spock to knock him out]].
** [[spoiler: Chekov saves Kirk and Scotty from falling to certain death when the ''Enterprise'' is falling, and they end up hanging onto a rail for dear life]].

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** [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And when it looked like Khan was about to kill Spock, Uhura beams in and distracts him with a stunner long enough for Spock to knock him out]].
** [[spoiler: Chekov [[spoiler:Chekov saves Kirk and Scotty from falling to certain death when the ''Enterprise'' is falling, and they end up hanging onto a rail for dear life]].



* BloodlessCarnage: Harrison's [[spoiler: hands and clothes are surprisingly clean for someone who just popped a man's head like a tomato]].

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* BloodlessCarnage: Harrison's [[spoiler: hands [[spoiler:hands and clothes are surprisingly clean for someone who just popped a man's head like a tomato]].



* BullyingADragon: Kirk should have known better than to smack Harrison around like that, especially after he surrendered. [[spoiler:Marcus]]'s overall treatment of Harrison also falls into this category.

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* BullyingADragon: BullyingADragon:
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Kirk should have known better than to smack Harrison around like that, especially after he surrendered. surrendered.
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[[spoiler:Marcus]]'s overall treatment of Harrison also falls into this category.



-->'''[=McCoy=]''': Five years in space, God help me.

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-->'''[=McCoy=]''': --->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Five years in space, God help me.
2nd Jan '18 1:49:00 PM StFan
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!!This movie !!''Star Trek Into Darkness'' provides examples of:



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* MythologyGag: See ContinuityNod.

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*** Their skin tone and the bling embedded in their head ridges make them look very much like Xerxes from ''Film/ThreeHundred''.
** It even shouts out to its own franchise, literally, [[spoiler: but his time it is Kirk who sacrifices himself and Spock who shouts "'''''KHAAAAN!'''''"]].

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*** ** Their skin tone and the bling embedded in their head ridges make them look very much like Xerxes from ''Film/ThreeHundred''.
** It even shouts out to its own franchise, literally, [[spoiler: but his time it is Kirk who sacrifices himself and Spock who shouts "'''''KHAAAAN!'''''"]].
''Film/ThreeHundred''.



** At the climax of the film, [[spoiler: Spock crushes Khan's arm.]]

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** At the climax of the film, [[spoiler: Spock [[spoiler:Spock crushes Khan's arm.]]



* SpaceClothes: Averted outside the ''Enterprise.'' Fashions from dress uniforms to suits are shown as having developed from their modern-day equivalents.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Kirk. [[spoiler:By threatening Harrison and offering him a chance to surrender, rather than killing him from afar as ordered, he single-handedly and accidentally derails all of Admiral Marcus' plans]]. And Spock, who drove him toward that decision.
** And Scotty fulfills this on board the Vengeance.
* SpeakOfTheDevil: Immediately after the epic SayMyName above, [[spoiler: the ''Vengeance'', now crewed solely by Khan, hurtles past The ''Enterprise'' towards the ground, reminding everyone, especially Spock, that Khan still lives]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Qo'noS is titled "Kronos" in the film. ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' had used the "Kronos" spelling, and background references mention that it is the anglicized version of the Klingon word.
** The Visual Effects for the movie, [[http://vimeo.com/72019454 seen here]], use the Klingon spelling.
* StateSec: [[spoiler: Section 31 is now crossing into this territory with its own unregistered warships, such as USS ''Vengeance,'' secret weapons development programs, its own distinct uniforms, etc]].

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* SpaceClothes: Averted outside the ''Enterprise.'' ''Enterprise''. Fashions from dress uniforms to suits are shown as having developed from their modern-day equivalents.
* SpannerInTheWorks: SpannerInTheWorks:
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Kirk. [[spoiler:By threatening Harrison and offering him a chance to surrender, rather than killing him from afar as ordered, he single-handedly and accidentally derails all of Admiral Marcus' plans]]. And Spock, who drove him toward that decision.
** And Scotty fulfills this on board the Vengeance.
''Vengeance''.
* SpeakOfTheDevil: Immediately after the epic SayMyName above, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ''Vengeance'', now crewed solely by Khan, hurtles past The ''Enterprise'' towards the ground, reminding everyone, especially Spock, that Khan still lives]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Qo'noS is titled "Kronos" in the film. ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' had used the "Kronos" spelling, and background references mention that it is the anglicized version of the Klingon word. \n** The Visual Effects for the movie, [[http://vimeo.com/72019454 seen here]], use the Klingon spelling.
* StateSec: [[spoiler: Section [[spoiler:Section 31 is now crossing into this territory with its own unregistered warships, such as USS ''Vengeance,'' secret weapons development programs, its own distinct uniforms, etc]].etc.]]



* SuperweaponSurprise: What the USS ''Vengeance'' was supposed to be. [[spoiler: Admiral Marcus planned to use her to blow the crap out of the Klingon warships after they had destroyed the crippled ''Enterprise.'']] Judging from the reactions of the ''Enterprise'' crew when they see her and the events that follow her reveal she definitely would have succeeded in this regard.

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* SuperweaponSurprise: What the USS ''Vengeance'' was supposed to be. [[spoiler: Admiral [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus planned to use her to blow the crap out of the Klingon warships after they had destroyed the crippled ''Enterprise.'']] Judging from the reactions of the ''Enterprise'' crew when they see her and the events that follow her reveal reveal, she definitely would have succeeded in this regard.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus has similar motives to Admiral Cartwright from ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', who envisioned a more militarized Federation in the face of Klingon aggression and was willing to murder his own to see that dream become a reality]].
** And he's played by the [[Creator/PeterWeller same guy]] that once played a human supremacist willing to use deadly force in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus has similar motives to Admiral Cartwright from ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'', who envisioned a more militarized Federation in the face of Klingon aggression and was willing to murder his own to see that dream become a reality]].
**
reality]]. And he's played by the [[Creator/PeterWeller same guy]] that once played a human supremacist willing to use deadly force in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.



*** [[spoiler:Spock counters by sending the [[ExactWords "torpedoes"]] to Khan, but arms the warheads in them after [=McCoy=]'s gotten the cryopods in them out.]]

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*** ** [[spoiler:Spock counters by sending the [[ExactWords "torpedoes"]] to Khan, but arms the warheads in them after [=McCoy=]'s gotten the cryopods in them out.]]



* TechnologyPorn: After all the criticism Abrams got for filming the ''Enterprise'''s engine room in the Budweiser brewery in the previous movie, the warp core in this film was shot in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility National Ignition Facility]] at Lawrence Livermore Labs (the same institution where the laser lab in ''Film/{{TRON}}'' was filmed 31 years before.)

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* TechnologyPorn: After all the criticism Abrams got for filming the ''Enterprise'''s engine room in the Budweiser brewery in the previous movie, the warp core in this film was shot in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility National Ignition Facility]] at Lawrence Livermore Labs (the same institution where the laser lab in ''Film/{{TRON}}'' was filmed 31 years before.)before).



** In the opening, when Spock starts to chew Kirk out for saving him at the expense of violating the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] and showing themselves to the natives, Kirk brushes him off with a flippant, "What's the worst that could happen?" Cut to the natives, who were earlier praying to the erupting volcano, bowing before an abstracted sketch of the ''Enterprise''--their new God. Made even more amusing by the sacred scroll depicting the volcano that Kirk stole simply getting dropped to the ground and ignored by the native who was holding it.

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** In the opening, when Spock starts to chew Kirk out for saving him at the expense of violating the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] and showing themselves to the natives, Kirk brushes him off with a flippant, "What's the worst that could happen?" Cut to the natives, who were earlier praying to the erupting volcano, bowing before an abstracted sketch of the ''Enterprise''--their ''Enterprise'' -- their new God. Made even more amusing by the sacred scroll depicting the volcano that Kirk stole simply getting dropped to the ground and ignored by the native who was holding it.



* ThrownOutTheAirlock

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* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Covers Always Spoil]]: The DVD blurb makes no secret of who Harrison really is.

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* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Covers Always Spoil]]: The TrailersAlwaysSpoil: And covers too -- the DVD blurb makes no secret of who Harrison really is.



* {{Transhuman}}: Notable because of the franchise's [[TranshumanTreachery attitude towards this subject]] in the past that a heavily-augmented human (Science Officer 0718) appears as a member of the ''Enterprise'' crew. [[spoiler:Possibly as a minor counterexample to Khan, since he doesn't have any major significance beyond calling out a couple of lines]].

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* {{Transhuman}}: Notable because of the franchise's [[TranshumanTreachery attitude towards this subject]] in the past that a heavily-augmented heavily augmented human (Science Officer 0718) appears as a member of the ''Enterprise'' crew. [[spoiler:Possibly as a minor counterexample to Khan, since he doesn't have any major significance beyond calling out a couple of lines]].



* UnderestimatingBadassery: When being questioned by Kirk, Harrison makes a snide comment about Spock, being a Vulcan, [[CriticalResearchFailure not knowing savagery as he does.]] [[spoiler:Spock shows him how wrong he his during his NoHoldsBarredBeatdown in the climax.]] There's a reason Vulcans suppress their emotions...
** Spock is also half human (giving him even less emotional control), although Khan/Harrison may not know that.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: When being questioned by Kirk, Harrison makes a snide comment about Spock, being a Vulcan, [[CriticalResearchFailure not knowing savagery as he does.]] [[spoiler:Spock shows him how wrong he his during his NoHoldsBarredBeatdown in the climax.]] There's a reason Vulcans suppress their emotions...
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emotions.... Spock is also half human (giving him even less emotional control), although Khan/Harrison may not know that.



** Earlier in the film, Harrison is unfathomably pissed off at [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus]] for all of the torture he put him through, especially when he [[KickTheSonOfABitch Kicks The Son Of A Bitch]].
-->'''Harrison:''' '''You. You should have let me sleep.'''

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** Earlier in the film, Harrison is unfathomably pissed off at [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus]] for all of the torture he put him through, especially when he [[KickTheSonOfABitch Kicks The the Son Of A of a Bitch]].
-->'''Harrison:''' '''You.--->'''Harrison: You. You should have let me sleep.'''



** [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus goes on a tirade about how he's the only one willing to protect the Federation when Kirk tries to have him arrested. Then Khan kills him]].



** [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus goes on a tirade about how he's the only one willing to protect the Federation when Kirk tries to have him arrested. Then Khan kills him]].
* VillainousRescue: Harrison saves Kirk, Spock, and Uhura's asses from the Klingons, and proceeds to take the brunt of the battle for them, since he knows they've got his torpedoes and he needs them alive.
** The ''Enterprise'' also would have been destroyed if he hadn't offered Kirk important information about [[spoiler:Section 31]], and helped them out in general before [[spoiler: ''he'' decided to destroy the ''Enterprise'']].
* TheWarOnTerror: The film includes bombings in major population centers and other real world contemporary issues. And, in true, grand Trek fashion, the proper message is that we ''cannot'' give in to our fears and devote ourselves to little more than war and militarization, even in the face of "threats". It's in the face of such things that we have to be ''even more'' noble, not less.
** To say nothing of zipping past another planet--not under Federation jurisdiction--and launching a bunch of missiles at a terrorist hiding there.
* WaveMotionTuningFork: The USS ''Vengeance'' mounts a pair of these which deploy from the forward hull and target the USS ''Enterprise''. [[spoiler: They fail to fire due to Scotty]]. According to official sources however, they are experimental advanced torpedo launchers, rather than the expected form of this trope.
* WeWillAllFlyInTheFuture: Lots of hovering vehicles on future Earth. Particularly noticeable in the early sequence set at a hospital, where the establishing shot of the outside features a hovering car and the establishing shot of the inside features a hovering gurney. The film's climactic action sequences is a TraintopBattle on top of a flying cargo transport.

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* VillainousRescue:
** [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus goes on a tirade about how he's the only one willing to protect the Federation when Kirk tries to have him arrested. Then Khan kills him]].
* VillainousRescue:
Harrison saves Kirk, Spock, and Uhura's asses from the Klingons, and proceeds to take the brunt of the battle for them, since he knows they've got his torpedoes and he needs them alive.
** The ''Enterprise'' also would have been destroyed if he hadn't offered Kirk important information about [[spoiler:Section 31]], and helped them out in general before [[spoiler: ''he'' [[spoiler:''he'' decided to destroy the ''Enterprise'']].
* TheWarOnTerror: The film includes bombings in major population centers and other real world contemporary issues. To say nothing of zipping past another planet -- not under Federation jurisdiction -- and launching a bunch of missiles at a terrorist hiding there. And, in true, grand Trek ''Trek'' fashion, the proper message is that we ''cannot'' give in to our fears and devote ourselves to little more than war and militarization, even in the face of "threats". It's in the face of such things that we have to be ''even more'' noble, not less.
** To say nothing of zipping past another planet--not under Federation jurisdiction--and launching a bunch of missiles at a terrorist hiding there.
* WaveMotionTuningFork: The USS ''Vengeance'' mounts a pair of these which deploy from the forward hull and target the USS ''Enterprise''. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They fail to fire due to Scotty]]. According to official sources however, they are experimental advanced torpedo launchers, rather than the expected form of this trope.
* WeWillAllFlyInTheFuture: Lots of hovering vehicles on future Earth. Particularly noticeable in the early sequence set at a hospital, where the establishing shot of the outside features a hovering car and the establishing shot of the inside features a hovering gurney. The film's climactic action sequences is a TraintopBattle on top of a flying cargo transport.
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* WeWillAllFlyInTheFuture: Lots of hovering vehicles on future Earth. Particularly noticeable in the early sequence set at a hospital, where the establishing shot of the outside features a hovering car and the establishing shot of the inside features a hovering gurney. The film's climactic action sequences is a TraintopBattle on top of a flying cargo transport.



** [[spoiler:"...'John Harrison' was a fiction invented the moment I was awoken by your Admiral Marcus to help him advance his cause. A smokescreen to conceal my true identity. My name is '''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Khan]]'''"]].

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** [[spoiler:"...'John Harrison' [[spoiler:'''Khan:''' ..."John Harrison" was a fiction invented the moment I was awoken by your Admiral Marcus to help him advance his cause. A smokescreen to conceal my true identity. My name is '''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Khan]]'''"]].Khan]]'''.]]



* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Played with; Harrison lets his hostages return to their ship in exchange for [[spoiler:the torpedoes his crew are hidden in]], then states he's going to destroy Enterprise anyway.

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* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Played with; Harrison lets his hostages return to their ship in exchange for [[spoiler:the torpedoes his crew are hidden in]], then states he's going to destroy Enterprise ''Enterprise'' anyway.






->''I believe in you, Jim...''

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->''I believe in you, Jim...''''
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23rd Dec '17 5:34:50 PM nombretomado
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*** ''Vengeance'' is also the name of a line of [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] warships, which includes a (pre-dreadnought) battleship, an aircraft carrier and a [[UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm ballistic missile submarine]]; in other words folks, the name ''Vengeance'' has as much historical lineage as ''Enterprise''. Made even more meaningful given John Harrison's British background.

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*** ''Vengeance'' is also the name of a line of [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] warships, which includes a (pre-dreadnought) battleship, an aircraft carrier and a [[UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm ballistic missile submarine]]; in other words folks, the name ''Vengeance'' has as much historical lineage as ''Enterprise''. Made even more meaningful given John Harrison's British background.
22nd Nov '17 7:18:55 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In an interview with [[http://www.vulture.com/2013/05/peter-weller-star-trek-into-darkness-interview.html Vulture]], Creator/PeterWeller compared his character to [[spoiler: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_LeMay USAF General Curtis "Bombs Away" LeMay]], who advocated a preemptive strike on [[CubanMissileCrisis Cuba]] and carpet-bombing [[VietnamWar North Vietnam]] (and served as the real-life inspiration of [[Film/DoctorStrangelove General]] [[GeneralRipper Ripper]]) as Marcus wants to jump start a war with the Klingons.]] Lampshaded by Weller.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In an interview with [[http://www.vulture.com/2013/05/peter-weller-star-trek-into-darkness-interview.html Vulture]], Creator/PeterWeller compared his character to [[spoiler: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_LeMay USAF General Curtis "Bombs Away" LeMay]], who advocated a preemptive strike on [[CubanMissileCrisis [[UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis Cuba]] and carpet-bombing [[VietnamWar North Vietnam]] (and served as the real-life inspiration of [[Film/DoctorStrangelove General]] [[GeneralRipper Ripper]]) as Marcus wants to jump start a war with the Klingons.]] Lampshaded by Weller.
11th Nov '17 10:48:06 PM Tallens
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* PsychicGlimpseOfDeath: When Harrison attacks the meeting of Starfleet brass in the aftermath of his London bombing, Captain Pike is mortally wounded. As he lays dying, Spock {{Mind Meld}}s with him right up until his final thoughts cease. He later describes what he felt to Kirk and Uhura.
-->'''Spock''': As Admiral Pike was dying I joined with his consciousness and experienced what he felt at the moment of his passing, anger, confusion, loneliness...fear.
11th Nov '17 2:41:30 AM PaulA
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* BuildingIsWelding: During the establishing shot of the secret facility just before it's blown up, showing various people hard at work on various tasks, there's somebody welding for no obvious reason, with lots of photogenic sparks.



* FiveSecondForeshadowing: "In the event of an attack, protocol dictates that [[spoiler: all available senior Starfleet officers should [[BatmanGambit gather for a special briefing]] [[OhCrap in this very room]]]]."

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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: FiveSecondForeshadowing:
** When Harewood arrives at his desk, we get a close-up of him putting down a glass of water before he takes his seat. Seconds later, we find out what the glass of water is for.
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"In the event of an attack, protocol dictates that [[spoiler: all available senior Starfleet officers should [[BatmanGambit gather for a special briefing]] [[OhCrap in this very room]]]]."


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* PreemptiveApology: Right before Scotty's about to open the airlock for Kirk and Harrison to board the ''Vengeance'', he is discovered by a mook and tells the mook that "[he is] so sorry" just before he opens the airlock to allow Kirk and Harrison to enter the ship and lets the guard exit the same way.


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* WeWillAllFlyInTheFuture: Lots of hovering vehicles on future Earth. Particularly noticeable in the early sequence set at a hospital, where the establishing shot of the outside features a hovering car and the establishing shot of the inside features a hovering gurney. The film's climactic action sequences is a TraintopBattle on top of a flying cargo transport.
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