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28th Apr '16 11:40:28 AM costanton11
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[[folder: Where's Carol Marcus?]]
* While the obvious answer is that they couldn't get the actress to come back, what in-universe reason is there for Carol Marcus not to have shown up at the Klingon ambassador's presentation? Even if she was still mourning David's death, wouldn't she want to see that Kirk not be persecuted by the Klingons for his part in the death of the people who killed their son? Plus, you think she would have something to say about the device that she and her son created to solve problems like overcrowding and hunger being accused of being a weapon to destroy the Klingon's, especially considering David's staunchly anti-military view.
19th Apr '16 3:16:06 PM Bense
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** Scotty probably wasn't comfortable about the promotion to Captain of Engineering, since it was on the ''Excelsior'' and he only stayed on long enough to sabotage that ship. So when he re-programmed a Vulcan replicator to give him a current, more comfortable working uniform while he worked on the ''Bounty'' he also chose to give himself Commander's insignia.
16th Apr '16 10:37:45 AM costanton11
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* Most of the crew is wearing the same clothes as they were in the last movie, which makes sense since they weren't able to bring extra clothes. But in the last movie, Scotty was wearing a suede jacket over a gold turtleneck, this being a casual dress uniform for captains and above. But in the beginning of this movie, he's wearing the suede jacket, which he mostly discards except for meeting the aluminum guy, over a white turtleneck and black engineering vest. These are shown to be Starfleet uniforms since he wears them in the following movies, so had did he get the other uniforms? Not to mention that in Star Trek III, the jacket had captain's rank insignia, since he was just promoted, but here the jacket has commander's rank insignia, as does his standard uniform seen at the end. The standard uniform can be explained because in the last movie, he was never seen wearing it after being told of his promotion, so he probably didn't have it changed, but why did the insignia change on the casual uniform?
15th Apr '16 10:27:17 AM costanton11
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*** Concerning Maltz showing up later, how did he leave? If someone from the Federation picked him up to return him to the Klingons as a peace offering, shouldn't they also have escorted Kirk and co. to face trial.
15th Apr '16 9:47:19 AM Bense
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*** Yes, they presumably did send it along to the Federation, no doubt along with other details proving they had acquired the Bird-of-Prey, which Kirk is clearly planning to turn over to Starfleet. The footage incriminates the Klingons as much as it does Kirk.
*** As for what happened to Maltz, the ''Klingon Dictionary'' credits him as being instrumental in creating the book and assisting the Federation in translation work. Alternately, the novelization of ''Star Trek III'' says he committed suicide. He also apparently appears in the ''Genesis Wave'' book series in the ''Next Generation'' time frame, where he regains his honor with a HeroicSacrifice.
14th Apr '16 12:26:48 PM costanton11
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*** That Klingon Bird of Prey was commandeered by Kirk and company, who subsequently went into exile. So did they send the footage, even though it would incriminate them against the Klingons or did the Federation take the footage without taking the people wanted for crimes to stand trial? On a similar note, whatever happened to the Klingon, Maltz, that they took captive?
14th Apr '16 9:34:24 AM Bense
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** There was a Klingon Bird-of-Prey watching the whole thing from right next to the ''Enterprise''. The internal shots of the Klingons on the bridge may have come from a final log buoy/flight recorder launched from the ''Enterprise'' or from the Klingon's own recording gear transmitting back to their ship before they all blew up.
7th Apr '16 12:35:16 PM costanton11
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* At the beginning of the movie, the Klingon Ambassador is showing footage of the Enterprise being destroyed from the last movie. How did anyone get it? The Enterprise blew up and there weren't any cameras above Genesis.

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* At the beginning of the movie, the Klingon Ambassador is showing footage of the Enterprise being destroyed from the last movie. How did anyone get it? The Enterprise blew up and there weren't any cameras above Genesis.Genesis.
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7th Apr '16 12:34:11 PM costanton11
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* At the beginning of the movie, the Klingon Ambassador is showing footage of the Enterprise being destroyed from the last movie. How did anyone get it? The Enterprise blew up and there weren't any cameras above Genesis.
1st Mar '16 1:10:04 PM StarTropes
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** Other source material suggests that Starfleet allowed Kirk and crew to stay on Vulcan while they learned as much as they could about their stolen bird-of-prey, hinting that it might help them get some measure of leniency.
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