02:44:40 PM Sep 16th 2014
There Is No Kill Like Overkill: I wouldn't step on it. I wouldn't even shoot it with my phaser; I'd borrow yours to shoot it, then shoot your phaser. Eeeuuugugghhgh.
09:38:50 PM Dec 26th 2011
A bazillion times in this article (and everywhere anyone talks about this movie), it's assumed that the regulations are to raise shields when a friendly fleet vessel approaches and doesn't respond to communications. But the movie never states this, the TV shows don't bear this out, and Khan himself basically says "Of course their shields are down, Federation ships don't raise shields for other Federation ships."
08:42:29 AM Dec 27th 2011
That's kinda the point, the gap between what they are supposed to be doing and what they are doing in practice is the weak spot that allows Khan to slip the knife in and twist it. It's Starfleet's Honour Before Reason failing incarnated, for the movie, in Kirk.
09:35:05 AM Nov 14th 2011