|Star Trek XI: Andy's Analysis.|
|Written by Andy Davenport|
SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!
IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE FILM YET & INTEND TO WATCH IT, YOU NEED TO REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THIS ARTICLE!
The new Trek movie is a masterpiece, but i can't help but notice the ripples caused by all the happenings. In particular, once the dust has settled, (which is now almost settled for a month!), many questions spring forth.
1. What was Nero doing for 25 years?
Well, you would presume that maybe he's been hanging around the mouth of the rift, waiting for Spock to show up. (The passage for Nero was not instantaneous as it was for Spock).
After the Kelvin rammed the Narada, no doubt extensive damage was caused. Being stuck over 150 years in the past with an advanced ship can, one imagines, cause a lot of problems seeking out parts that even near the level of engineering. Even if it is a lowly miners ship, it is still powered by a quantum singularity, which the Romulans of Kirk's time have yet to discover. Also, the Narada was near the Klingon border, whilst at risk of the survivors of the Kelvin reporting their findings, & bringing an inquistive Federation task force to investigate. I postulate the idea that the Narada crew made repairs as best they could to vital systems such as life support, engines, structural integrity, sensors, and weapons. Once they sought a quiet location to hide, the repairs will have begun. i imagine they must have run into the Klingons who out of aggressive curiosity, would have come to investigate. If the Narada would have managed to make some repairs by this time, the Klingons would have set them back. The Narada would be a glorius prize to the Empire with it's advanced technology, so it's a given that they would have tried to board the vessel. Imagine the Klingons surprise when they find themselves in combat against an equally matched foe such as the Romulans?!? If they defeated the Klingons, they would be able to strip the Warbirds of all essential resources. The Narada now operation, can now scour the ship ways, scavenging, pillaging, and looting all they come across for food, parts, etc. Again, they would still be a long way off from making their ship a formidable tool for the coming battle that would satiate their quest for vengeance. On another note, they may have not made their presence so obvious, and stayed in the shadows so they were not picked off by every opportunist. Still, the Klingons would come looking. If the Klingons had defeated Nero, well, no doubt he and his co-horts would be on Rura Penthe, whilst the Empire analyses & dissects the Narada. At the same time, the Empire would ready itself for war with the Romulans as they would perceive that there were advanced ships being assembled, pretending to be mining ships. You can't reason with a Klingon....any excuse for a war!
2. Does Spock Prime have an obligation to the Federation?
Interesting question. If the Neroverse were to play out simarly to the prime universe, then all that has been, will be again.
Should he warn them of the following events so that they are better prepared & that the Enterprise isn't always the closest starship?:
The discovery of the SS Botany Bay, and all that followed.
The impending Klingon War.
The Romulan strikes against outposts monitoring The Neutral Zone. (If such zone exists).
The Borg Threat.
The Son'a and their blood feud.
The whale probe.
The destruction of Praxis.
The destruction of the Amargosa star.
The plot against the Federation to clone key personnel such as Picard.
The parsitic invasion that abducted the admiralty.
Transwarp experimentation & it's ultimate failure.
Vulcans are founding members of the Federation, and are Earth's best friends and closest allies.
They protected, nurtured, & developed our first leap into the galaxy.
(Let us not forget the Federation's prime obligation to bring the Vulcans back from the brink of extinction).
There is no right or wrong answer to this question.
At best, a difficult question to answer.
3. Why did Nero not seek out his people on Romulus?
Answers on a postcard please.....!
4. Why did Nero not simply use the red matter, & work with Spock to go back to his own time?
Because after seeing the destruction of his homeworld, he was just like Khan; consumed by vengeance. The crimson mist had blinded his vision, and reason would never be forthcoming. Soleley vengeance was a thought that filled all the Romulan's minds. Then of course, Nero would automatically not trust Spock, presuming the worst of him. Romulans have a reputation for being polar opposites of Vulcans. Everyone is out to get them. A paranoid, and deceitful race, compared to their Vulcan cousins.
5. Where were Temporal Agents of Starfleet's future?
They could have foreseen this event, and stopped the change in the Trek universe, surely?
No, the agents seem to choose to be present when they please. If they were present everytime a temporal violation was about to occur and/or alter time, then they would have been prevalent throughout Trek lore from the start.
1. They would have prevented Kirk going back to get humpback whales.
2. They would have stopped the Borg travelling back to destroy the Phoenix.
3. They would have got involved & prevented Admiral Janeway from contacting Voyager and helping them home.
The list goes on, and on, and on.
6. What was going on in the Laurentian System? And why weren't core worlds such as Vulcan & Earth better protected? What makes Laurentian so special?
7. Why were so many cadets used to fill ships as well as officers receiving swift promotions?
Well, perhaps with the commotion in the Laurentian System, as well as the losses in the Battle For Vulcan, unfortunately opened many vacant positions for cadets.
On a final note, draw parrels if you will, with another legendary sci-fi film series.
(Please take this as tongue in cheek).
A boy grows up on a farm.
Farm boy meets an old man who says be like your dad.
Farm boy gets into a fight in a bar with a rival who 'doesn't like him.'
Farm boy decided to follow the old man's advice.
Farm boy with his comrades tries to stop an evil weapon destroying planets.
Farm boy has a ceremony at the end, and is presented medals, alongside his colleagues.....