History YMMV / StarTrek2009

6th Nov '16 1:12:53 PM Premonition45
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* OneSceneWonder: Apparently Captain Robau, who, in spite of appearing for a few minutes [[spoiler:[[SacrificialLamb before dying]]]], is [[AFatherToHisMen a]] [[TheCaptain total]] {{badass}}. And Lieutenant George Kirk himself.

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* OneSceneWonder: OneSceneWonder:
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Apparently Captain Robau, who, in spite of appearing for a few minutes [[spoiler:[[SacrificialLamb before dying]]]], is [[AFatherToHisMen a]] [[TheCaptain total]] {{badass}}. And {{badass}}.
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Lieutenant George Kirk himself.himself, thanks in no small part to Creator/ChrisHemsworth's eventual superstardom, to the point that producers are actually considering bringing him back in ''Star Trek XIV''.
16th Oct '16 7:57:38 PM jogirard
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** When the ''Enterprise'' fails to go into warp, [[DeadpanSnarker Pike sarcastically asks "Is the parking brake on?"]]. In June 2016, Creator/AntonYelchin (Chekov) died in an auto accident when his car's parking brake failed.
** Hell, the scene where young Kirk is driving like a madman and almost plummets over a cliff can be this after Yelchin's death.
7th Sep '16 6:02:22 PM HeraldAlberich
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: James T. Kirk. There's many of a debate whether Kirk in this universe actually ''deserves'' to be [[RookieRedRanger the Captain]] of the Enterprise.
* EarWorm: Some bits of the score are like this particularly the song that plays [[spoiler:when Nero's ship is being shot into the black hole.]] It ''is'' composed by Creator/MichaelGiacchino, after all.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: James T. Kirk. There's many of a debate whether Kirk in this universe actually ''deserves'' to be [[RookieRedRanger the Captain]] of the Enterprise.
''Enterprise''.
* EarWorm: Some bits of the score are like this this, particularly the song that plays [[spoiler:when Nero's ship is being shot into the black hole.]] It ''is'' composed by Creator/MichaelGiacchino, after all.



** Captain Robau, who had about five minutes of screentime, has gone down in ''Trek'' lore as one of the most [[MemeticBadass badass]] captains ever.

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** Captain Robau, who had has about five minutes of screentime, has gone down in ''Trek'' lore as one of the most [[MemeticBadass badass]] captains ever.



** Kind of a meta example: Simon Pegg reportedly loved Scotty's companion Keenser so much that he pushed for him to get a bigger role in the franchise than was originally planned. (In the first draft he was a one-shot character who wasn't seen again after Scotty leaves with Kirk, and wasn't even shown to rejoin Starfleet, let alone become part of the Enterprise crew.)
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: When the ''Enterprise'' fails to go into warp, [[DeadpanSnarker Pike sarcastically asks "Is the parking brake on?"]]. In June 2016, Creator/AntonYelchin (Chekov) died in an auto accident when his car's parking brake failed.

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** Kind of a meta example: Simon Pegg reportedly loved Scotty's companion Keenser so much that he pushed for him to get a bigger role in the franchise than was originally planned. (In the first draft he was a one-shot character who wasn't seen again after Scotty leaves with Kirk, and wasn't even shown to rejoin Starfleet, let alone become part of the Enterprise ''Enterprise'' crew.)
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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When the ''Enterprise'' fails to go into warp, [[DeadpanSnarker Pike sarcastically asks "Is the parking brake on?"]]. In June 2016, Creator/AntonYelchin (Chekov) died in an auto accident when his car's parking brake failed.



** Uhura's roommate was a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe, who'd been getting on her nerves for bringing guys (including Kirk) into their room. Fast forward to ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''...

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** Uhura's roommate was is a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe, who'd been getting on her nerves for bringing guys (including Kirk) into their room. Fast forward to ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''...



** A ''"lightning storm in space"'' occurs on the day of Kirk's birth. As Website/SFDebris notes, this makes sense considering, "[[ChrisHemsworth His father]] is ''{{Film/Thor}}''."
*** Kirk's mother, played by Jennifer Morrison, names him after her father. Her father's name is James, but he's better known as ''[[Series/OnceUponATime Prince Charming]]''. Made even more hilarious as Chris Pine plays the Prince - a deconstruction of the Prince Charming archetype - in ''Film/IntoTheWoods''.
*** So that's where Kirk gets his penchant for getting into trouble and kicking ass from...his parents are Emma Swan and Thor.

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** A ''"lightning storm in space"'' occurs on the day of Kirk's birth. As Website/SFDebris notes, this makes sense considering, "[[ChrisHemsworth "[[Creator/ChrisHemsworth His father]] is ''{{Film/Thor}}''."
*** ** Kirk's mother, played by Jennifer Morrison, names him after her father. Her father's name is James, but he's better known as ''[[Series/OnceUponATime Prince Charming]]''. Made even more hilarious as Chris Pine plays the Prince - a Prince--a deconstruction of the Prince Charming archetype - in archetype--in ''Film/IntoTheWoods''.
*** ** So that's where Kirk gets his penchant for getting into trouble and kicking ass from...his from--his parents are Emma Swan and Thor.



** Towards the end of the DVD commentary, Creator/JJAbrams mentions he talked to Creator/GeorgeLucas during filming, asking what would make this film better, and Lucas answered more lightsabers. In 2013, Abrams got named director of the ''Film/StarWars'' sequel trilogy.
*** In general, the film drew [[SpiritualLicensee many comparisons]] to Star Wars, making it even funnier.
** In ''The Finest Hours'', Chris Pine plays a complete stickler for the rules who has to learn when it's okay to bend them.

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** Towards the end of the DVD commentary, Creator/JJAbrams mentions he talked to Creator/GeorgeLucas during filming, asking what would make this film better, and Lucas answered more lightsabers. In 2013, Abrams got named director of the ''Film/StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' sequel trilogy.
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trilogy. In general, the film drew draws [[SpiritualLicensee many comparisons]] to Star Wars, ''Star Wars'', making it even funnier.
** In ''The Finest Hours'', ''Film/TheFinestHours'', Chris Pine plays a complete stickler for the rules who has to learn when it's okay to bend them.



* HoYay: Kirk/Spock is the granddaddy of all slash pairings, and the subtext was definitely there in this adaptation. Kirk/Bones too, what with their VitriolicBestBuds dynamic.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Parodied by TheOnion in the video "[[http://www.theonion.com/content/video/trekkies_bash_new_star_trek_film Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As 'Fun, Watchable']]", which "showed" how the hardcore-Trekkies were upset when the movie was critically acclaimed, on the basis that it was "theirs". "They" were particularly annoyed about its inclusion of demographic-pandering things like a sensical plot, actors who care about what they're saying, and [[AliensSpeakingEnglish aliens who speak English]].

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* HoYay: Kirk/Spock is the granddaddy of all slash pairings, and the subtext was is definitely there in this adaptation. Kirk/Bones too, what with their VitriolicBestBuds dynamic.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Parodied by TheOnion Website/TheOnion in the video "[[http://www.theonion.com/content/video/trekkies_bash_new_star_trek_film Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As 'Fun, Watchable']]", which "showed" how the hardcore-Trekkies were upset when the movie was critically acclaimed, on the basis that it was "theirs". "They" were particularly annoyed about its inclusion of demographic-pandering things like a sensical plot, actors who care about what they're saying, and [[AliensSpeakingEnglish aliens who speak English]].



* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: Kirk getting chased by a gigantic toothy monster. Kudos to them for giving the monster a face made of NightmareFuel, but there couldn't have been a single person in the audience who was the remotest bit worried for Kirk's health. And lo and behold, he doesn't get a scratch that isn't gone by the end of the movie. ''Quelle surprise''.
** And, of course, an impressive subversion with the [[spoiler: destruction of Vulcan.]]
* MemeticBadass: Captain Robau, now being adopted by some segments of the ''Trek'' fandom as their own personal Creator/ChuckNorris.
** OneSceneWonder: And he's only in the movie for about three minutes.
* MemeticMutation: "Fire everything!", "I like this ship! It's exciting!", "Wictor wictor...", "SPOOOOOOOOOOOOCK!"

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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt:
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Kirk getting chased by a gigantic toothy monster. Kudos to them for giving the monster a face made of NightmareFuel, but there couldn't have been a single person in the audience who was the remotest bit worried for Kirk's health. And lo and behold, he doesn't get a scratch that isn't gone by the end of the movie. ''Quelle surprise''.
surprise.''
** And, of course, an impressive subversion with the [[spoiler: destruction [[spoiler:destruction of Vulcan.Vulcan]].
* MemeticBadass: Captain Robau, now being adopted by some segments of the ''Trek'' fandom as their own personal Creator/ChuckNorris. [[OneSceneWonder And he's only in the movie for about three minutes.
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* MemeticBadass: Captain Robau, now being adopted by some segments of the ''Trek'' fandom as their own personal Creator/ChuckNorris.
MemeticMutation:
** OneSceneWonder: And he's only in the movie for about three minutes.
* MemeticMutation:
"Fire everything!", "I like this ship! It's exciting!", "Wictor wictor...", "SPOOOOOOOOOOOOCK!"



* MoralEventHorizon: For Nero: [[spoiler:The destruction of the planet Vulcan and most of its 6 billion inhabitants at the hands of the Romulan crew of the ''Narada'' avenging the death of their own planet. The death of Spock's mother Amanda as he helplessly reaches out for her just heightens the tragedy. What makes it worse is that he's getting revenge for something that 1) hasn't actually happened in this timeline and 2) wasn't Spock's fault in the first place: future-Spock did nothing to harm Romulus and simply arrived too late to save it, and worse yet, past-Spock has done ''nothing'' pertaining to the incident at all. Nero's pretty clearly off the deep end.]]
* {{Narm}}: The absurd overuse of {{Lens Flare}}s, even when there's no apparent source for them.

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* MoralEventHorizon: For Nero: [[spoiler:The destruction of the planet Vulcan and most of its 6 billion inhabitants at the hands of the Romulan crew of the ''Narada'' ''Narada'', avenging the death of their own planet. The death of Spock's mother Amanda as he helplessly reaches out for her just heightens the tragedy. What makes it worse is that he's getting revenge for something that 1) hasn't actually happened in this timeline and 2) wasn't Spock's fault in the first place: future-Spock did nothing to harm Romulus and simply arrived too late to save it, and worse yet, past-Spock has done ''nothing'' pertaining to the incident at all. Nero's pretty clearly off the deep end.]]
* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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The absurd overuse of {{Lens Flare}}s, even when there's no apparent source for them.



** When Nero finds out that Spock foiled his plans and [[SayMyName shouted his name.]] It wasn't so much the shout that was narmy, but the fact that when he shouted it the second time, Nero looked like he had too much Romulan Ale.
*** Plus, Bana's delivery can make you wonder if you just heard a PrecisionFStrike.

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** When Nero finds out that Spock foiled his plans and [[SayMyName shouted shouts his name.]] name]]. It wasn't so much the shout that was narmy, but the fact that when he shouted shouts it the second time, Nero looked looks like he he's had too much Romulan Ale.
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Ale. Plus, Bana's delivery can make you wonder if you just heard a PrecisionFStrike.



* NeverLiveItDown: Due to this movie as far as the internet is concerned this movie and EVERYTHING JJ Abrams will ever make from this movie on will be nothing but one giant LensFlare, even after Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness and all his other works since then have significantly toned them down.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Due to this movie as As far as the internet is concerned concerned, this movie and EVERYTHING JJ ''everything'' J.J. Abrams will ever make from this movie on will be nothing but one giant LensFlare, even after Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' and all his other works since then have significantly toned them down.



** Likewise, the controversial EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether premise of the 2009 film? Per a ''Starlog'' magazine from ''1988'', the idea was being kicked arouny by both ''Franchise/StarTrek'' creator Creator/GeneRoddenberry and ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Star Trek II]]'' director Creator/NicholasMeyer as an alternate universe television series. ''Star Trek II'' producer Harve Bennett also wanted to use it for ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]]'', but his proposal was rejected in favor of a story featuring the entire TOS cast (his story would've featured only Creator/WilliamShatner and Creator/LeonardNimoy as Kirk and Spock in the present-day).
** The fact that Spock and Uhura are a couple drew fan outrage as there was only some mild flirting in the original series. However, Nichelle Nichols and Leonard Nimoy have stated that the Uhura/Kirk kiss was intended for Spock and Roddenberry had intended for them to be a couple but couldn't because of the blatant racism towards Nichols at the time, so when they were told that Spock and Uhura would be a couple in the reboot, they wholeheartedly approved of it.

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** Likewise, the controversial EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether premise of the 2009 film? Per a ''Starlog'' magazine from ''1988'', the idea was being kicked arouny around by both ''Franchise/StarTrek'' creator Creator/GeneRoddenberry and ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Star Trek II]]'' director Creator/NicholasMeyer as an alternate universe television series. ''Star Trek II'' producer Harve Bennett also wanted to use it for ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]]'', but his proposal was rejected in favor of a story featuring the entire TOS cast (his story would've featured only Creator/WilliamShatner and Creator/LeonardNimoy as Kirk and Spock in the present-day).
** The fact that Spock and Uhura are a couple drew fan outrage outrage, as there was only some mild flirting in the original series. However, Nichelle Nichols Creator/NichelleNichols and Leonard Nimoy Creator/LeonardNimoy have stated that the Uhura/Kirk kiss was intended for Spock Spock, and Roddenberry had intended for them to be a couple but couldn't because of the blatant racism towards Nichols at the time, so when they were told that Spock and Uhura would be a couple in the reboot, they wholeheartedly approved of it.



* WinBackTheCrowd: Love it or hate it, this movie got ''everyone'' interested in Star Trek again after years of decline, also considering what would happen with the StarTrekMovieCurse.

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* WinBackTheCrowd: Love it or hate it, this movie got ''everyone'' interested in Star Trek ''Star Trek'' again after years of decline, also considering what would happen with the StarTrekMovieCurse.
6th Aug '16 8:22:54 AM missmoon
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*** Kirk's mother, played by Jennifer Morrison, names him after her father. Her father's name is James, but he's better known as ''[[Series/OnceUponATime Prince Charming]]''.
*** Made even more hilarious as Chris Pine plays the Prince - a deconstruction of the Prince Charming archetype - in ''Film/IntoTheWoods''.

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*** Kirk's mother, played by Jennifer Morrison, names him after her father. Her father's name is James, but he's better known as ''[[Series/OnceUponATime Prince Charming]]''.
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Charming]]''. Made even more hilarious as Chris Pine plays the Prince - a deconstruction of the Prince Charming archetype - in ''Film/IntoTheWoods''.
31st Jul '16 6:00:07 AM VoxAquila
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** Honest, the moment the french horn started, I knew this was going to be an amazing movie. The fact that is has played at the beginning of every movie since says that others feel the same way. It has become the new "theme" of Star Trek.
31st Jul '16 5:58:04 AM VoxAquila
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** She also looks kinda like Dizzy Flores from the Starship Troopers film.
30th Jul '16 8:26:28 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: James T. Kirk. There's many of a debate whether Kirk in this universe actually ''deserves'' to be [[RookieRedRanger the Captain]] of the Enterprise.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: James T. Kirk. There's many of a debate whether Kirk in this universe actually ''deserves'' to be [[RookieRedRanger the Captain]] of the Enterprise.
25th Jul '16 6:56:44 AM Sphynxsys
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**Honest, the moment the french horn started, I knew this was going to be an amazing movie. The fact that is has played at the beginning of every movie since says that others feel the same way. It has become the new "theme" of Star Trek.
17th Jul '16 12:27:09 PM nombretomado
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* MemeticBadass: Captain Robau, now being adopted by some segments of the ''Trek'' fandom as their own personal ChuckNorris.

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* MemeticBadass: Captain Robau, now being adopted by some segments of the ''Trek'' fandom as their own personal ChuckNorris.Creator/ChuckNorris.
8th Jul '16 7:01:09 PM jabberwocky1996
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** Hell, the scene where young Kirk is driving like a madman and almost plummets over a cliff can be this after Yelchin's death.
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