History Film / StarTrekIntoDarkness

8th Nov '16 7:14:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{BFG}}: Harrison wields one ''in one hand'' against the Klingons; not only does he take out two patrol ships with it, [[{{Badass}} he also uses it as a melee weapon]].

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* {{BFG}}: Harrison wields one ''in one hand'' against the Klingons; not only does he take out two patrol ships with it, [[{{Badass}} he also uses it as a melee weapon]].weapon.
30th Oct '16 10:27:27 AM DustSnitch
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* TwoDSpace: [[spoiler:In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', Khan's lack of experience in space battles make him vulnerable to attacks on the Z-axis (above and below)]]. The ''USS Vengeance'' is designed by Harrison with a bridge that, due to the cutout in the saucer section, is vulnerable to attack from above and below.
* AbandonShip: [[spoiler: Spock orders the Enterprise abandoned when she is crippled and falling from orbit over Earth. The ship's tumbling badly hinders the evacuation, as crew members are sent falling to their deaths via GravityScrew and a brief view of the shuttle bay shows the escape shuttles are similarly being tossed around. The ship is saved and the evacuation averted in the end]].

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* TwoDSpace: [[spoiler:In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', ''Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan'', Khan's lack of experience in space battles make him vulnerable to attacks on the Z-axis (above and below)]]. The ''USS Vengeance'' is designed by Harrison with a bridge that, due to the cutout in the saucer section, is vulnerable to attack from above and below.
* AbandonShip: [[spoiler: Spock orders the Enterprise abandoned when she is crippled and falling from orbit over Earth. The ship's tumbling badly hinders the evacuation, as crew members are sent falling to their deaths via GravityScrew and a brief view of the shuttle bay shows the escape shuttles are similarly being tossed around. [[spoiler: The ship is saved and the evacuation averted in the end]].



** Several others as well, Uhura and Spock's conversation on the shuttle to Kronos (though this gets interrupted), and Kirk's conversation with Harrison[[spoiler:/Khan]] on the ship.
* ActionPrologue[=/=]BatmanColdOpen: The opening sequence set on Nibiru shows the ''Enterprise'' on an action packed away mission that will have nothing to do with [[spoiler:Khan]] or the main plot.

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** Several others as well, Uhura and Spock's conversation on the shuttle to Kronos (though this gets interrupted), and Kirk's conversation with Harrison[[spoiler:/Khan]] Harrison on the ship.
* ActionPrologue[=/=]BatmanColdOpen: The opening sequence set on Nibiru shows the ''Enterprise'' on an action packed away mission that will have nothing to do with [[spoiler:Khan]] John Harrison or the main plot.



* AdaptationDistillation: The film is a combo of the following ''Franchise/StarTrek'' works: [[spoiler: TOS's ''Space Seed'', ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]]'' and ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry The Undiscovered Country]]''.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: The film gives a darker view on [[spoiler: Khan's origins]]. In the original series, [[spoiler:Khan's]] origins depicted him as 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]].

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* AdaptationDistillation: The film is a combo of the following ''Franchise/StarTrek'' works: [[spoiler: TOS's ''Space Seed'', ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The ''The Wrath of Khan]]'' Khan'' and ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry The ''The Undiscovered Country]]''.Country''.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: The film gives a darker view on [[spoiler: Khan's origins]]. In the original series, [[spoiler:Khan's]] origins depicted him as 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]].



** The death of [[spoiler: Pike]]. He knew he was dying, was in considerable pain and was ''terrified''. Despite [[spoiler: Spock]]'s effects to comfort him, he died that way.
** [[spoiler: Kirk's death]]. Imagine being in [[spoiler: Spock]]'s place, having to watch [[spoiler: his best friend die of radiation poisoning]] while being completely helpless to do anything to save or comfort the former. To makes things worse, [[spoiler: Spock]] experienced this helplessness twice, once with [[spoiler: Pike]] and now with [[spoiler: Kirk]].
** Even with the medical advances of the 23rd Century, Thomas Harewood(Noel Clarke) 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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** The death of [[spoiler: Pike]]. He knew he was dying, was in considerable pain and was ''terrified''. Despite [[spoiler: Spock]]'s Spock's effects to comfort him, he died that way.
** [[spoiler: Kirk's death]]. Imagine being in [[spoiler: Spock]]'s Spock's place, having to watch [[spoiler: his best friend die of radiation poisoning]] while being completely helpless to do anything to save or comfort the former. To makes things worse, [[spoiler: Spock]] Spock experienced this helplessness twice, once with [[spoiler: Pike]] and now with [[spoiler: Kirk]].
** Even with the medical advances of the 23rd Century, Thomas Harewood(Noel Clarke) 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.



** The Temporal Prime Directive is alluded to [[spoiler: by Spock Prime, who's vowed to never reveal information about the future as it happened in the Prime Reality, unless it's ''[[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight absolutely]]'' necessary]].

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** The Temporal Prime Directive is alluded to [[spoiler: by Spock Prime, who's vowed to never reveal information about the future as it happened in the Prime Reality, unless it's ''[[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight absolutely]]'' necessary]].necessary.



* AssassinationAttempt: John Harrison sets up a terrorist attack on a government facility in order to get all of the Galactic Federation's leaders in one room. Once they're all assembled, Harrison flies by the meeting in his ship and guns down anyone he can before making his escape to the other side of the galaxy.



* TheCameo: [[spoiler: Creator/LeonardNimoy as Spock Prime]].

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* TheCameo: [[spoiler: Creator/LeonardNimoy as Spock Prime]].Prime.



** The Tribble itself is this. The [[ComicBook/StarTrekIDW IDW comics]] reveal that [=McCoy=] obtained a Tribble specimen and attempted to experiment on it, but it died several hours later. [=McCoy=] decides to keep the dead creature in the event that he ever needs to run tests on it in the future, and it's what he uses the blood on during [[spoiler:the conversation with Khan in the ''Enterprise'' sickbay]].

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** The Tribble itself is this. The [[ComicBook/StarTrekIDW IDW comics]] reveal that [=McCoy=] obtained a Tribble specimen and attempted to experiment on it, but it died several hours later. [=McCoy=] decides to keep the dead creature in the event that he ever needs to run tests on it in the future, and it's what he uses the blood on during [[spoiler:the the conversation with Khan Harrison in the ''Enterprise'' sickbay]].sickbay.



** [[spoiler:Pavel Chekov, who is not the TropeNamer for Chekhov's gun but is in fact named after him, manages a surprise save of Kirk and Scotty. Yep, he was still down in Engineering]].

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** [[spoiler:Pavel Pavel Chekov, who is not the TropeNamer for Chekhov's gun but is in fact named after him, manages a surprise save of Kirk and Scotty. Yep, he was still down in Engineering]].Engineering.



** [[spoiler: Khan, too. The ''Enterprise'' was incapable of threatening him, he had the most powerful ship in Starfleet, and theoretically his crew returned. He doesn't even bother to check on that last bit before deciding to blow up the ''Enterprise'', even though he'd have been untrackable if he'd simply left]].

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** [[spoiler: Khan, Harrison, too. The ''Enterprise'' was incapable of threatening him, he had the most powerful ship in Starfleet, and theoretically his crew returned. He doesn't even bother to check on that last bit before deciding to blow up the ''Enterprise'', even though he'd have been untrackable if he'd simply left]].left.



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: This film plays DarkIsEvil very straight with Harrison's all-black clothing and [[spoiler: the ''Vengeance'']], but when Kirk and Harrison prepare to [[spoiler: space jump]], it goes the extra mile by making the collar of Kirk's suit a subdued gold, and the collar of Harrison's... black.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: This film plays DarkIsEvil very straight with Harrison's all-black clothing and [[spoiler: the ''Vengeance'']], but when Kirk and Harrison prepare to [[spoiler: space jump]], jump, it goes the extra mile by making the collar of Kirk's suit a subdued gold, and the collar of Harrison's... black.



** Harrison owns most of the Klingons ''by himself''... [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope and then surrenders to Kirk.]]]]

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** Harrison owns most of the Klingons ''by himself''... [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope and then surrenders to Kirk.]]]]]]



'''Kirk:''' That's quite a ship you got there, [[spoiler: Admiral Marcus]].

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'''Kirk:''' That's quite a ship you got there, [[spoiler: Admiral Marcus]].Marcus.



* EnemyMine: Harrison and Kirk temporarily team up [[spoiler:to board and disable the ''Vengeance'']].

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* EnemyMine: Harrison and Kirk temporarily team up [[spoiler:to to board and disable the ''Vengeance'']].''Vengeance''.



** [[spoiler:Khan explains that Marcus' ship, the ''Vengeance'', is constructed so that it can easily be controlled by one person. Khan unsurprisingly uses this feature after the ''Vengeance'''s crew is taken out]].

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** [[spoiler:Khan **Khan explains that Marcus' ship, the ''Vengeance'', is constructed so that it can easily be controlled by one person. Khan [[spoiler:Khan unsurprisingly uses this feature after the ''Vengeance'''s crew is taken out]].



** Spock explains his ability to not break Starfleet regulation and still attempt to preserve a primitive species as "embracing technicality". [[spoiler:Spock Prime reinforces this flexibility with regulation when he agrees to tell Spock about Khan, despite the Temporal Prime Directive]]. What does Spock do when [[spoiler:presented with the dilemma of giving Khan back the torpedoes or facing the death of his captain and crew? Gives him back the torpedoes. Just the torpedoes]]. Hell of a technicality.

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** Spock explains his ability to not break Starfleet regulation and still attempt to preserve a primitive species as "embracing technicality". [[spoiler:Spock Spock Prime reinforces this flexibility with regulation when he agrees to tell Spock about Khan, help the ''Enterprise'', despite the Temporal Prime Directive]]. What does Spock do when [[spoiler:presented with the dilemma of giving Khan back the torpedoes or facing the death of his captain and crew? Gives him back the torpedoes. Just the torpedoes]]. Hell of a technicality.



** [[spoiler: The ''Vengeance'' similarly so outclasses the ''Enterprise'' that unleashing the superhuman ex-EvilOverlord on it is actually the best option Kirk and co. can come up with]].

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** [[spoiler: The ''Vengeance'' similarly so outclasses the ''Enterprise'' that unleashing the superhuman ex-EvilOverlord evil John Harrison on it is actually the best option Kirk and co. can come up with]].with.



** The [[spoiler:''Vengeance'']] crash-lands into San Francisco, crushing Alcatraz Island and reducing the prison to rubble, and giving the Transamerica Pyramid a very close call. [[Film/StarTrek The Golden Gate Bridge is spared again, though]].

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** The [[spoiler:''Vengeance'']] ''Vengeance'' crash-lands into San Francisco, crushing Alcatraz Island and reducing the prison to rubble, and giving the Transamerica Pyramid a very close call. [[Film/StarTrek The Golden Gate Bridge is spared again, though]].



** [[spoiler: Spock Prime is visibly disturbed upon hearing that the ''Enterprise'' is fighting ''Khan'']].



** Furthermore, Kirk's lust for revenge is what ultimately [[spoiler:dooms the ''Enterprise'']]. If he had not desired vengeance against Harrison, there would have been no eventual confrontation with the ''Vengeance''. [[IncrediblyLamePun He wanted vengeance and he got it.]] [[spoiler:The ''Vengeance'''s merciless assault is what inspires his heartfelt apology to his crew, as seen in the trailer]].

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** Furthermore, Kirk's lust for revenge is what ultimately [[spoiler:dooms the ''Enterprise'']]. If he had not desired vengeance against Harrison, there would have been no eventual confrontation with the ''Vengeance''. [[IncrediblyLamePun He wanted vengeance and he got it.]] [[spoiler:The The ''Vengeance'''s merciless assault is what inspires his heartfelt apology to his crew, as seen in the trailer]].trailer.



** [[spoiler: Spock Prime's reaction when Spock asks if he's ever known someone named Khan]].

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** [[spoiler: Spock Prime's reaction when Spock asks if he's ever known [[spoiler: someone named Khan]].



* {{Retcon}}: Spock Prime refers to Khan as the worst of the leaders of the Eugenics Wars. In original continuity, he was more a NobleDemon, and easily the closest thing to a nice one. This was a key element of the character, and he quickly converted several of Kirk's own crew against him. This entire aspect of Khan's personality is lost, though his loyalty to his people is played up to counter it.
* RetiredMonster: Khan ''wanted'' to be this...but they wouldn't let him sleep.

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* {{Retcon}}: Spock Prime makes reference to some backstory from the original series that is somewhat contradictory to established continuity. [[spoiler: He refers to Khan as the worst of the leaders of the Eugenics Wars. In original continuity, he was more a NobleDemon, Noble Demon, and easily the closest thing to a nice one. This was a key element of the character, and he quickly converted several of Kirk's own crew against him. This entire aspect of Khan's personality is lost, though his loyalty to his people is played up to counter it.
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* RetiredMonster: Khan John Harrison ''wanted'' to be this...but they wouldn't let him sleep.



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:[[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Christopher Pike]]]] is killed early in the film to show how dangerous John Harrison is.

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:[[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Christopher Pike]]]] [[spoiler:Christopher Pike]] is killed early in the film to show how dangerous John Harrison is.



*** Their skin tone and the bling embedded in their [[spoiler:head ridges]] make them look very much like Xerxes from ''Film/ThreeHundred''.

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*** Their skin tone and the bling embedded in their [[spoiler:head ridges]] head ridges make them look very much like Xerxes from ''Film/ThreeHundred''.



** When Harrison gets his hands on [[spoiler: Marcus]], the scene plays out like [[spoiler: Tyrell's]] death from ''Film/BladeRunner''.
** Both the space jump to the [[spoiler: ''Vengence'']] and the run through Engineering [[spoiler: as the ''Enterprise'' pin-wheels out of control]] resemble sequences in the early levels of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3''.
** Some of the interior of the [[spoiler:''Vengeance'']] looks like a cross between an [[Franchise/StarWars Imperial Cruiser]] and the colony of [[Film/{{Aliens}} LV-426]].

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** When Harrison gets his hands on [[spoiler: Marcus]], the scene plays out like [[spoiler: Tyrell's]] [[spoiler:Tyrell's]] death from ''Film/BladeRunner''.
** Both the space jump to the [[spoiler: ''Vengence'']] and the run through Engineering [[spoiler: as the ''Enterprise'' pin-wheels out of control]] control resemble sequences in the early levels of ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3''.
** Some of the interior of the [[spoiler:''Vengeance'']] ''Vengeance'' looks like a cross between an [[Franchise/StarWars Imperial Cruiser]] and the colony of [[Film/{{Aliens}} LV-426]].



* SickeningCrunch: Harrison [[spoiler: stomps Carol's leg, clearly breaking it as she screams in pain.]]

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* SickeningCrunch: Harrison [[spoiler: stomps Carol's leg, clearly breaking it as she screams in pain.]]



* ItsASmallWorldAfterAll: Both starships just happen to enter the atmosphere of Earth at a distance and angle that San Fransisco is near enough to be [[spoiler: crashed into]]. One ship's computer warns of the difficulty in doing so, at least.

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* ItsASmallWorldAfterAll: Both starships just happen to enter the atmosphere of Earth at a distance and angle that San Fransisco is near enough to be [[spoiler: crashed into]].into. One ship's computer warns of the difficulty in doing so, at least.



* SuperWindowJump: [[spoiler: Khan]] pulls one off while running away from Spock. Justified due to his [[spoiler: superhuman genetics allowing him to not take any damage from it]].

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* SuperWindowJump: [[spoiler: Khan]] John Harrison pulls one off while running away from Spock. Justified due to his [[spoiler: superhuman genetics allowing him to not take any damage from it]].



** Played straight when Kirk [[spoiler: whacks Scotty over the head then straps him into a seat for good measure to make sure he can't stop him from climbing into the radioactive warp core chamber]].

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** Played straight when Kirk [[spoiler: whacks Scotty over the head then straps him into a seat for good measure to make sure he can't stop him from climbing into during the radioactive warp core chamber]].climax.



** [[spoiler:Kirk gets demoted to First Officer of the ''Enterprise'' under Pike for violating the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] at the start of the film, only to regain his command a few scenes later when Pike is killed and Marcus decides to use Kirk as an UnwittingPawn]].
** [[spoiler:Scotty resigns from the ''Enterprise'' near the beginning of the film thanks to Kirk's sudden bout of obstruction regarding the special torpedoes. He shows up again halfway through the film, and is instrumental in sabotaging the ''Vengeance'']].

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** [[spoiler:Kirk Kirk gets demoted to First Officer of the ''Enterprise'' under Pike for violating the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] at the start of the film, only to regain his command a few scenes later when Pike is killed and Marcus decides to use Kirk as an UnwittingPawn]].
** [[spoiler:Scotty
after John Harrison attacks the Federation.
**Scotty
resigns from the ''Enterprise'' near the beginning of the film thanks to Kirk's sudden bout of obstruction regarding the special torpedoes. He [[spoiler:He shows up again halfway through the film, and is instrumental in sabotaging the ''Vengeance'']].



* TurnInYourBadge: [[spoiler:Kirk gets demoted for violating the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] in the film's opening, and then trying to hide it in his report]]. Also [[spoiler: Scotty gets relieved of duty for refusing to sign for the missiles]].

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* TurnInYourBadge: [[spoiler:Kirk Kirk gets demoted for violating the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] in the film's opening, and then trying to hide it in his report]]. report. Also [[spoiler: Scotty gets relieved of duty for refusing to sign for the missiles]].missiles.



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: The audience is spared a recap from Spock Prime of how [[spoiler:the ''Enterprise'' [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan defeated Khan in the Prime timeline]]]]. Immediately after learning these details, Spock comes up with his own plan in the event of Khan's inevitable betrayal, and all the viewers learn about it is that it requires engineers, medical staff, and [=McCoy's=] knowledge of how to arm the super-torpedoes. It works perfectly.

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: The audience is spared a recap from Spock Prime of how [[spoiler:the ''Enterprise'' [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan defeated Khan in the Prime timeline]]]].timeline]]. Immediately after learning these details, Spock comes up with his own plan in the event of Khan's inevitable betrayal, and all the viewers learn about it is that it requires engineers, medical staff, and [=McCoy's=] knowledge of how to arm the super-torpedoes. It works perfectly.



* UnwittingPawn: Kirk to [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus]]. He later worries that [[spoiler:he might be this for Khan as well]].

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* UnwittingPawn: Kirk to [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus]]. He later worries that [[spoiler:he he might be this for Khan Harrison as well]].well.



* TheWarOnTerror: The film includes bombings in major population centers and other real world contemporary issues. [[spoiler: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]].

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* TheWarOnTerror: The film includes bombings in major population centers and other real world contemporary issues. [[spoiler:And, 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]].less.



* WaveMotionTuningFork: The USS ''Vengeance'' mounts a pair of these which deploy from the forward hull [[spoiler: and target the USS ''Enterprise''. They fail to fire [[SpannerInTheWorks due to Scotty]]]]. According to official sources however, they are experimental advanced torpedo launchers, rather than the expected form of this trope.

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* WaveMotionTuningFork: The USS ''Vengeance'' mounts a pair of these which deploy from the forward hull [[spoiler: and target the USS ''Enterprise''. [[spoiler: They fail to fire [[SpannerInTheWorks due to Scotty]]]].Scotty]]. According to official sources however, they are experimental advanced torpedo launchers, rather than the expected form of this trope.



** It's also never revealed what happened to Thomas Harewood's wife and daughter after [[spoiler:he blew up Area 31.]]

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** It's also never revealed what happened to Thomas Harewood's wife and daughter after [[spoiler:he he blew up Area 31.]]



* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:Khan creates a very loud crunch as he breaks Carol's leg.]]
* YouCanRunButYouCantHide: Harrison reminds Carol of this in regards to the ability of the ''Vengeance'' to [[spoiler:catch and fight ships at warp speed]].

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* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:Khan Harrison creates a very loud crunch as he breaks Carol's leg.]]
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* YouCanRunButYouCantHide: Harrison reminds Carol of this in regards to the ability of the ''Vengeance'' to [[spoiler:catch catch and fight ships at warp speed]].speed.
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** 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 GeneRoddenberry's wife Majel Barrett), and who gets a mention in the ''Enterprise'' sickbay during the first film.

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** 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 GeneRoddenberry's Creator/GeneRoddenberry's wife Majel Barrett), and who gets a mention in the ''Enterprise'' sickbay during the first film.



** Then again, this is following a trail blazed by GeneRoddenberry...

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** Then again, this is following a trail blazed by GeneRoddenberry...Creator/GeneRoddenberry...
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]].
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