History Film / StarTrekIntoDarkness

20th Jun '17 3:16:51 PM Rebu
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** A model of the ''Vengeance'' appears on Admiral Marcus's desk, alongside several other Federation vessels and early air/spacecraft, near the start of the film.

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** A [[spoiler:A model of the ''Vengeance'' appears on Admiral Marcus's desk, alongside several other Federation vessels and early air/spacecraft, near the start of the film.]]
13th Jun '17 9:29:48 PM nombretomado
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** Although in the case of the original ''Dreadnought'', this was because there was only one major battleship battle during WorldWarOne, while ''Dreadnought'' was in port [[MidSeasonUpgrade in the middle of some refits]]. Most of both nations' battleships were held back in reserve, the idea being not to risk such valuable assets until the enemy had committed his own.

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** Although in the case of the original ''Dreadnought'', this was because there was only one major battleship battle during WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, while ''Dreadnought'' was in port [[MidSeasonUpgrade in the middle of some refits]]. Most of both nations' battleships were held back in reserve, the idea being not to risk such valuable assets until the enemy had committed his own.
10th May '17 9:23:01 PM Peteman
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* {{Transhuman}}: Notable because of the franchise's [[TranshumanTreachery attitude towards this subject]] in the past that a heavily-augmented human (although he could be an android?) 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 human (although he could be an android?) 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]].
8th May '17 3:03:21 AM Ramidel
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** Spock Prime promised to let Spock walk his own path and not interfere with his destiny. Khan, however, is so terrifying that he breaks this rule and gives Spock all the necessary information he has.
6th May '17 9:52:28 AM charliebiggs
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** Spock agrees to let Harrison have the torpedoes, pointing out that "Vulcans cannot lie." [[spoiler:He neglected to mention that Harrison's crew wouldn't be ''in'' the torpedoes]].

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** Spock agrees to let Harrison have the torpedoes, pointing out that "Vulcans cannot do not lie." [[spoiler:He neglected to mention that never said Harrison's crew wouldn't would be ''in'' the torpedoes]].
3rd May '17 7:02:46 PM charliebiggs
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** Spock agrees to let Harrison have the torpedoes, pointing out that "Vulcans cannot lie". [[spoiler:He didn't say anything about arming the warheads on them, though]].

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** Spock agrees to let Harrison have the torpedoes, pointing out that "Vulcans cannot lie". lie." [[spoiler:He didn't say anything about arming neglected to mention that Harrison's crew wouldn't be ''in'' the warheads on them, though]].torpedoes]].
2nd Apr '17 12:30:48 AM JackG
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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: After resigning in protest, Scotty uses FirstNameBasis when imploring his captain one last time not to fire off the secret experimental torpedoes being loaded onto the Enterprise.
31st Mar '17 12:33:48 AM dbsamurai
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* EvilIsBigger: The ''Vengeance'' is twice the size of the ''Enterprise''. In fact, if you look at a [[http://s912.photobucket.com/user/KingDaniel01/media/vengeance_scale1a.jpg.html size comparison]], she is the biggest Federation ship ever built, in any continuity.

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* EvilIsBigger: The ''Vengeance'' is twice the size of the ''Enterprise''. In fact, if you look at a [[http://s912.photobucket.com/user/KingDaniel01/media/vengeance_scale1a.jpg.html size comparison]], she is the biggest Federation bigger than any titular ship ever built, in any continuity.Star Trek series. [[UpToEleven Including Deep Space 9.]]
31st Mar '17 12:22:27 AM dbsamurai
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* ArtisticLicenseShips: A terminology example, though it leaves some questions about the engineering as well. Harrison identifies the ''Enterprise's'' life support system as being located behind the aft nacelle. "Aft" meaning "rear", this could refer to either nacelle. Furthermore, there is nothing behind the nacelles. They're the furthest aft things on the ship. It wouldn't make much technical sense to have primary life support control installed on them either; people aren't meant to bunk up there.

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* ArtisticLicenseShips: A terminology example, though it leaves some questions about Played with. On the engineering as well. Harrison identifies the ''Enterprise's'' surface Harrison's declaration of "targeting life support system as being located behind the aft nacelle. "Aft" meaning "rear", this could refer to either nacelle. Furthermore, there nacelle" makes little sense, as aft is nothing behind "rear". However in the nacelles. They're instance where he speaks the line, the ''Enterprise'' is positioned broadside to him, making the "aft" nacelle the one that is furthest aft things on from him by his perspective. This is canonically where the ship. It wouldn't make much technical sense to have primary life support control systems are actually installed on them either; people aren't meant to bunk up there.the ship, on the exterior side of the secondary hull under the starboard nacelle.



* BatDeduction: Kirk figures out that the archive bombing was a ruse to gather Starfleet's command into the briefing room. While he's correct, it's his ''first guess'', which comes off as a rather abrupt leap of logic.

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* BatDeduction: Kirk figures out that the archive bombing was a ruse to gather Starfleet's command into the briefing room. While he's correct, it's his ''first guess'', which comes off as a rather abrupt leap of logic. Downplayed, however, as the only reason he's accepted as correct is that he deduces it [[BehindTheBlack ''as it's happening'',]] and the film frames his hypothesis as just that, a hypothesis.
5th Mar '17 7:43:50 AM NightShade96
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* ContinuityNod[=/=]MythologyGag: As in the [[Film/StarTrek 2009 film]], multiple references are made to earlier events and the [[AlternateTimeline original timeline]].
** The clothes Kirk and [=McCoy=] wear in the opening away mission are nearly identical to the ones they stole to infiltrate Paradise City in ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''.
** In The First bar scene when Pike tracks down Kirk, a woman runs buy wearing the hairstyle of the Vulcan ambassador from Star Trek V
** [=McCoy=] keeps a dead [[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles Tribble]] in the medbay.
** The USS Vengeance pays homage to a variety of Starfleet ship designs:
*** It possesses a flat saucer section reminiscent of the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration USS Enterprise-D]].
*** Its nacelles are similar in shape to the re-fit [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture USS Enterpise]].
*** Its stardrive section from the front bears similarities to the [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Excelsior class]] and the [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact USS Enterprise-E]], only painted black.
** Although the five year mission [[spoiler: doesn't begin until the end of the film]], the official IDW comic book series has established that by this point the Enterprise crew has experienced a number of the adventures and missions that, in the original timeline, took place during the five-year mission. Hence, the existence of a Tribble on the Enterprise now, rather than the doctor first encountering them later on.
*** Also, the ship Kirk uses for a clandestine landing on Kronos was captured during "the Mudd incident".
** [=McCoy=] also throws in a reference to the [[Recap/StarTrekS1E18Arena Gorn]].
** [=McCoy=] performs surgery on a photon torpedo with a science officer, [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry again]]. This doubles as a {{Stealth Pun}}, a Stealth {{Visual Pun}}, or even a {{Shout Out}} to the original Chris Rock act since the good doctor spends a great deal of his screen time performing 'Rocket Surgery'.
** Admiral Pike's line ''"They gave her back to me. The Enterprise."'' is the same line (then) Admiral Kirk says to Scotty in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' before boarding the Enterprise.
** A building known as "The Kelvin Memorial" can be seen in the background of one scene, referencing Kirk's father's doomed ship from [[Film/StarTrek the first movie]].
** The ship used by the ''Enterprise'' crew to infiltrate Qo'noS was confiscated weeks before from someone named [[Recap/StarTrekS1E6MuddsWomen Mudd]]. Note: In a case of AllThereInTheManual, this is a ''not'' actually Harry Mudd, the conman from the original series. It is a reference to an event in the IDW comics prequel in which a ''female'' smuggler named Mudd (implied to possibly be the daughter of Harry) encountered the Enterprise crew.
** [[spoiler: Khan and his crew being 300 years old, and responsible for a eugenics plot against the world. Its a call back to Khan's backstory in "Space Seed"]].
** [[spoiler:The black ops group behind Harrison and the ''Vengeance'' is Section 31, from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'']].
** Admiral Marcus has the ''[[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Phoenix]]'', the ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise NX-01]]'' as well as a ''[[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture XCV-330]]'' among his office collection of models depicting forms of Earth flight and space travel from the Wright brothers' first plane through a V-2 rocket, Vostok, and Gemini.
** Also from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': the offshore stadium in San Francisco is still there, visible in at least one aerial shot of the city.
** There are numerous allusions to ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'',
*** Several lines and other elements from the climactic SeparatedByTheWall scene between Kirk and Spock in ''Wrath of Khan'' are re-enacted [[spoiler:only with Spock and Kirk's places switched]]. Similarly, [[spoiler:Most of [=McCoy=]'s lines from ''Wrath'' were transferred to Scotty whole cloth, specifically the lines "You'll flood the whole compartment" and "Better get down here, better hurry".]]
*** Spock repeats his famous line from ''Wrath of Khan'' during the opening away mission: "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
*** [[spoiler:Spock's echo of Creator/WilliamShatner's "[[BigWordShout KHAAA]][[SayMyName AAAAN!!!]]" line]].
*** Carol Marcus using her mother's last name to get on board the ''Enterprise'' recalls [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan her son in the prime timeline using her last name instead of his father's]]. The last name Wallace is taken from Janet Wallace, a minor character in the TOS episode "The Deadly Years." Carol Marcus was originally intended to be Wallace in ''Wrath of Khan''.
*** Also, Carol telling her father [[spoiler: that she's ashamed to be his daughter is the opposite of her son David telling Kirk that he's proud to be his son in ''The Wrath of Kahn.'']]
*** The ''Enterprise'' takes a massive beating by another Starfleet vessel, the USS ''Vengeance'', leading to serious damage to the engineering section, just like how the ''Enterprise'' took a beating by the USS ''Reliant''.
*** Looking at the ''Vengeance'' from the side (especially when it first meets the ''Enterprise''), shows it bears a striking resemblance to the USS Enterprise-D from Star Trek The Next Generation, with a nacelle design similar to the USS Enterprise-E from the Next Generation movies.
*** [[spoiler:Kirk]] incapacitates Scotty before going to repair the warp core, just like how Spock incapacitated [=McCoy=] under similar circumstances.
*** Once again, Spock is the one to defeat [[spoiler:Khan]], except in the prime universe he used cold logic to exploit TwoDSpace, whereas this time his BerserkButton has been hit and handles the matter much more... physically.
** [[spoiler:The death of Admiral Marcus via [[YourHeadASplode head-crushing]] recalls the death-via-facial-strangulation of Admiral Dougherty from ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'']].
** Kirk getting demoted for breaking regulations to save Spock recalls ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'' and ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome''.
** Kirk still likes the Music/BeastieBoys, listening to "Body Movin'" during sex, referencing him listening to "Sabotage" as a kid in ''Film/StarTrek''.
** Sulu takes the conn and has to act as temporary Captain, alluding to him becoming captain of the ''Excelsior'' [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry in the original continuity]]. He also has to bluff to Harrison; Chekov did something similar in ''[[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier Star Trek V]]''.
** Scotty manages to swiftly [[spoiler:sabotage a really high-tech Starfleet prototype. [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Sound familiar]]?]]
** Harrison notes "No ship should go down without her captain", a line from ''Literature/MobyDick'', [[spoiler:a novel which Khan Noonien Singh loved]].
*** And which was also quoted in ''[[Film/StarTrekFirstContact First Contact]]''.
** At one point, Harrison threatens to incapacitate the ''Enterprise'' crew by depriving them of oxygen. [[spoiler:Khan took over the ''Enterprise'' using this method in the TOS episode "Space Seed"]].
** Despite surviving a nerve pinch, phaser shots, and a lot of beating, [[spoiler:Khan eventually goes down after Spock hits him with a piece of metal. Kirk likewise incapacitated him with an engineering tool in "Space Seed"]].
** This is not the first time that [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome a starship has crashed into San Francisco Bay]].
** On the approach to Qo'noS, a large broken moon fragment can be seen with a debris field stretching outward, suggesting that [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Praxis may have exploded early or was already in bad enough shape]].
** Also, Uhura speaking Klingon may be a TakeThat to the translator scene from ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''. Nichelle Nichols was unhappy that her character, a veteran communications officer, would not speak fluent Klingon. Perhaps as a nod to the original scene, Uhura does mention her Klingon is a little rusty.
** This is the second time in as many films that Chekov has [[spoiler:saved Kirk and another crew member from falling to their deaths at the last second]], but this time he managed it without the transporter.
** Kirk, Scotty and Chekov discuss how to save the day, which includes [[Film/StarTrekGenerations hitting a manual release located by the deflector dish]]. Chekov does it this time. [[spoiler:Kirk still dies ([[DisneyDeath sort of]])]].
*** Apparently, Starfleet likes to [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact put key controls near the deflector dish]].
** The "uninhabited" Ketha province? That's the same region [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine General Martok]] spent his childhood in abject poverty.
** Kirk [[Film/StarTrekNemesis space jumps from the]] ''Enterprise'' [[Film/StarTrekNemesis to an enemy warship that is crippled]]. This time, it's not ridiculous because he actually has a spacesuit with thrusters attached so he can guide himself to an airlock.
** Carol mentions that Kirk once dated Christine Chapel, who is now serving as a nurse on a distant space station. Nurse Chapel was [=McCoy's=] assistant in the original series (and played by Creator/GeneRoddenberry's wife Majel Barrett), and who gets a mention in the ''Enterprise'' sickbay during the first film.
** One of the movie's {{tag line}}s was "Beyond the darkness, lies greatness." mirroring the tag line for ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' "Beyond the darkness, beyond the human evolution, is Khan."
** Something of a meta example in the choice of Chekov as the [[spoiler:RedHerringShirt]], as an early draft of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' had him die during an attack on the ''Enterprise''.
** The emergency meeting room Harrison attacks early in the movie is located in the [[Recap/StarTrekS2E24TheUltimateComputer Daystrom]] building.
** Though it's seen from a different angle, the [[spoiler:''Vengeance'' overtaking the ''Enterprise'' at warp, then attacking while still at warp]], is eerily similar to the ''[[StarTrekNemesis Scimitar]]'' doing the exact same to the ''Enterprise''-E.
** ''Enterprise'' blatantly ignores orders and [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry violates]] Klingon space.
** The construction bay that Scotty finds after being giving Harrison's coordinates looks eerily similar to a Borg Cube.
** Spock's violent beatdown of [[spoiler:Khan]] at the end resembles him beating down Kirk in the first movie.
** Kirk at one point calls Scotty a "miracle worker". More or less Scotty's title in the original movies (from ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock The Search For Spock]]'' onwards).
** Chekov is replaced as navigator by a [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture bald woman]].
** Along with heavy focus on his very measured deep voice, there were numerous closeups that focused of Benedict Cumberbatch's intense blue eyes and cold stare [[spoiler: the opposite of Montalban Khan's very diplomatic and congenial facial expressions]]. This may be a tease based on the widespread fan speculation that he was being cast as a reimagined version of Gary Mitchell from ''Where No Man Has Gone Before''.
** Harrison's freakout [[spoiler: when he thinks his crew is dead]] brings to mind [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Commander Kruge's]] when he tires to get [[spoiler: his crew off ''The Enterprise'' before it blows up]].
*** The BigNo included also recalls [[BigBad Ru'afo]] after the ''Enterprise'' crew thwarted his plans in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection''.
** A rendition of the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original theme]] is played as the credits roll.
** [[http://vimeo.com/72019454 Special effects for the film]] include references to all five ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series and one to ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' as well!
** The Klingon part of the plot ([[spoiler:a rogue Starfleet officer who doesn't believe in peaceful co-existence tries to incite a war between the Federation and an alien civilization]]) is quite similar to the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]] episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E12TheWounded "The Wounded"]] as well as the John Ford novel ''Literature/TheFinalReflection''.
** The ShoutOut scene to ''TheGodfather'' III also doubles as a Continuity Nod to the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Alliances", wherein the Trabe are pulling the same "shooting everyone through a window from an air vehicle" trick on the Kazon.

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* ContinuityNod[=/=]MythologyGag: As in the [[Film/StarTrek 2009 film]], multiple references are made to earlier events and the [[AlternateTimeline original timeline]].
** The clothes Kirk and [=McCoy=] wear in the opening away mission are nearly identical to the ones they stole to infiltrate Paradise City in ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''.
** In The First bar scene when Pike tracks down Kirk, a woman runs buy wearing the hairstyle of the Vulcan ambassador from Star Trek V
** [=McCoy=] keeps a dead [[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles Tribble]] in the medbay.
** The USS Vengeance pays homage to a variety of Starfleet ship designs:
*** It possesses a flat saucer section reminiscent of the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration USS Enterprise-D]].
*** Its nacelles are similar in shape to the re-fit [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture USS Enterpise]].
*** Its stardrive section from the front bears similarities to the [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Excelsior class]] and the [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact USS Enterprise-E]], only painted black.
** Although the five year mission [[spoiler: doesn't begin until the end of the film]], the official IDW comic book series has established that by this point the Enterprise crew has experienced a number of the adventures and missions that, in the original timeline, took place during the five-year mission. Hence, the existence of a Tribble on the Enterprise now, rather than the doctor first encountering them later on.
*** Also, the ship Kirk uses for a clandestine landing on Kronos was captured during "the Mudd incident".
** [=McCoy=] also throws in a reference to the [[Recap/StarTrekS1E18Arena Gorn]].
** [=McCoy=] performs surgery on a photon torpedo with a science officer, [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry again]]. This doubles as a {{Stealth Pun}}, a Stealth {{Visual Pun}}, or even a {{Shout Out}} to the original Chris Rock act since the good doctor spends a great deal of his screen time performing 'Rocket Surgery'.
** Admiral Pike's line ''"They gave her back to me. The Enterprise."'' is the same line (then) Admiral Kirk says to Scotty in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' before boarding the Enterprise.
** A building known as "The Kelvin Memorial" can be seen in the background of one scene, referencing Kirk's father's doomed ship from [[Film/StarTrek the first movie]].
** The ship used by the ''Enterprise'' crew to infiltrate Qo'noS was confiscated weeks before from someone named [[Recap/StarTrekS1E6MuddsWomen Mudd]]. Note: In a case of AllThereInTheManual, this is a ''not'' actually Harry Mudd, the conman from the original series. It is a reference to an event in the IDW comics prequel in which a ''female'' smuggler named Mudd (implied to possibly be the daughter of Harry) encountered the Enterprise crew.
** [[spoiler: Khan and his crew being 300 years old, and responsible for a eugenics plot against the world. Its a call back to Khan's backstory in "Space Seed"]].
** [[spoiler:The black ops group behind Harrison and the ''Vengeance'' is Section 31, from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'']].
** Admiral Marcus has the ''[[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Phoenix]]'', the ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise NX-01]]'' as well as a ''[[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture XCV-330]]'' among his office collection of models depicting forms of Earth flight and space travel from the Wright brothers' first plane through a V-2 rocket, Vostok, and Gemini.
** Also from ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': the offshore stadium in San Francisco is still there, visible in at least one aerial shot of the city.
** There are numerous allusions to ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'',
*** Several lines and other elements from the climactic SeparatedByTheWall scene between Kirk and Spock in ''Wrath of Khan'' are re-enacted [[spoiler:only with Spock and Kirk's places switched]]. Similarly, [[spoiler:Most of [=McCoy=]'s lines from ''Wrath'' were transferred to Scotty whole cloth, specifically the lines "You'll flood the whole compartment" and "Better get down here, better hurry".]]
*** Spock repeats his famous line from ''Wrath of Khan'' during the opening away mission: "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
*** [[spoiler:Spock's echo of Creator/WilliamShatner's "[[BigWordShout KHAAA]][[SayMyName AAAAN!!!]]" line]].
*** Carol Marcus using her mother's last name to get on board the ''Enterprise'' recalls [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan her son in the prime timeline using her last name instead of his father's]]. The last name Wallace is taken from Janet Wallace, a minor character in the TOS episode "The Deadly Years." Carol Marcus was originally intended to be Wallace in ''Wrath of Khan''.
*** Also, Carol telling her father [[spoiler: that she's ashamed to be his daughter is the opposite of her son David telling Kirk that he's proud to be his son in ''The Wrath of Kahn.'']]
*** The ''Enterprise'' takes a massive beating by another Starfleet vessel, the USS ''Vengeance'', leading to serious damage to the engineering section, just like how the ''Enterprise'' took a beating by the USS ''Reliant''.
*** Looking at the ''Vengeance'' from the side (especially when it first meets the ''Enterprise''), shows it bears a striking resemblance to the USS Enterprise-D from Star Trek The Next Generation, with a nacelle design similar to the USS Enterprise-E from the Next Generation movies.
*** [[spoiler:Kirk]] incapacitates Scotty before going to repair the warp core, just like how Spock incapacitated [=McCoy=] under similar circumstances.
*** Once again, Spock is the one to defeat [[spoiler:Khan]], except in the prime universe he used cold logic to exploit TwoDSpace, whereas this time his BerserkButton has been hit and handles the matter much more... physically.
** [[spoiler:The death of Admiral Marcus via [[YourHeadASplode head-crushing]] recalls the death-via-facial-strangulation of Admiral Dougherty from ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'']].
** Kirk getting demoted for breaking regulations to save Spock recalls ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'' and ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome''.
** Kirk still likes the Music/BeastieBoys, listening to "Body Movin'" during sex, referencing him listening to "Sabotage" as a kid in ''Film/StarTrek''.
** Sulu takes the conn and has to act as temporary Captain, alluding to him becoming captain of the ''Excelsior'' [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry in the original continuity]]. He also has to bluff to Harrison; Chekov did something similar in ''[[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier Star Trek V]]''.
** Scotty manages to swiftly [[spoiler:sabotage a really high-tech Starfleet prototype. [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Sound familiar]]?]]
** Harrison notes "No ship should go down without her captain", a line from ''Literature/MobyDick'', [[spoiler:a novel which Khan Noonien Singh loved]].
*** And which was also quoted in ''[[Film/StarTrekFirstContact First Contact]]''.
** At one point, Harrison threatens to incapacitate the ''Enterprise'' crew by depriving them of oxygen. [[spoiler:Khan took over the ''Enterprise'' using this method in the TOS episode "Space Seed"]].
** Despite surviving a nerve pinch, phaser shots, and a lot of beating, [[spoiler:Khan eventually goes down after Spock hits him with a piece of metal. Kirk likewise incapacitated him with an engineering tool in "Space Seed"]].
** This is not the first time that [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome a starship has crashed into San Francisco Bay]].
** On the approach to Qo'noS, a large broken moon fragment can be seen with a debris field stretching outward, suggesting that [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Praxis may have exploded early or was already in bad enough shape]].
** Also, Uhura speaking Klingon may be a TakeThat to the translator scene from ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''. Nichelle Nichols was unhappy that her character, a veteran communications officer, would not speak fluent Klingon. Perhaps as a nod to the original scene, Uhura does mention her Klingon is a little rusty.
** This is the second time in as many films that Chekov has [[spoiler:saved Kirk and another crew member from falling to their deaths at the last second]], but this time he managed it without the transporter.
** Kirk, Scotty and Chekov discuss how to save the day, which includes [[Film/StarTrekGenerations hitting a manual release located by the deflector dish]]. Chekov does it this time. [[spoiler:Kirk still dies ([[DisneyDeath sort of]])]].
*** Apparently, Starfleet likes to [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact put key controls near the deflector dish]].
** The "uninhabited" Ketha province? That's the same region [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine General Martok]] spent his childhood in abject poverty.
** Kirk [[Film/StarTrekNemesis space jumps from the]] ''Enterprise'' [[Film/StarTrekNemesis to an enemy warship that is crippled]]. This time, it's not ridiculous because he actually has a spacesuit with thrusters attached so he can guide himself to an airlock.
** Carol mentions that Kirk once dated Christine Chapel, who is now serving as a nurse on a distant space station. Nurse Chapel was [=McCoy's=] assistant in the original series (and played by Creator/GeneRoddenberry's wife Majel Barrett), and who gets a mention in the ''Enterprise'' sickbay during the first film.
** One of the movie's {{tag line}}s was "Beyond the darkness, lies greatness." mirroring the tag line for ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' "Beyond the darkness, beyond the human evolution, is Khan."
** Something of a meta example in the choice of Chekov as the [[spoiler:RedHerringShirt]], as an early draft of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' had him die during an attack on the ''Enterprise''.
** The emergency meeting room Harrison attacks early in the movie is located in the [[Recap/StarTrekS2E24TheUltimateComputer Daystrom]] building.
** Though it's seen from a different angle, the [[spoiler:''Vengeance'' overtaking the ''Enterprise'' at warp, then attacking while still at warp]], is eerily similar to the ''[[StarTrekNemesis Scimitar]]'' doing the exact same to the ''Enterprise''-E.
** ''Enterprise'' blatantly ignores orders and [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry violates]] Klingon space.
** The construction bay that Scotty finds after being giving Harrison's coordinates looks eerily similar to a Borg Cube.
** Spock's violent beatdown of [[spoiler:Khan]] at the end resembles him beating down Kirk in the first movie.
** Kirk at one point calls Scotty a "miracle worker". More or less Scotty's title in the original movies (from ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock The Search For Spock]]'' onwards).
** Chekov is replaced as navigator by a [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture bald woman]].
** Along with heavy focus on his very measured deep voice, there were numerous closeups that focused of Benedict Cumberbatch's intense blue eyes and cold stare [[spoiler: the opposite of Montalban Khan's very diplomatic and congenial facial expressions]]. This may be a tease based on the widespread fan speculation that he was being cast as a reimagined version of Gary Mitchell from ''Where No Man
ContinuityNod: Has Gone Before''.
** Harrison's freakout [[spoiler: when he thinks his crew is dead]] brings to mind [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Commander Kruge's]] when he tires to get [[spoiler: his crew off ''The Enterprise'' before it blows up]].
*** The BigNo included also recalls [[BigBad Ru'afo]] after the ''Enterprise'' crew thwarted his plans in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection''.
** A rendition of the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original theme]] is played as the credits roll.
** [[http://vimeo.com/72019454 Special effects for the film]] include references to all five ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series and one to ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' as well!
** The Klingon part of the plot ([[spoiler:a rogue Starfleet officer who doesn't believe in peaceful co-existence tries to incite a war between the Federation and an alien civilization]]) is quite similar to the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]] episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E12TheWounded "The Wounded"]] as well as the John Ford novel ''Literature/TheFinalReflection''.
** The ShoutOut scene to ''TheGodfather'' III also doubles as a Continuity Nod to the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Alliances", wherein the Trabe are pulling the same "shooting everyone through a window from an air vehicle" trick on the Kazon.
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