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JR585 12-18-2012 07:47 PM

Anyone else think they could make a movie about Nero?
Anyone else think that Nero has a potentially interesting back story and could make an entire movie from his perspective? Many people say that Nero is a one-dimensional villain (much like Khan) but the Nero comics delve more into how Nero thinks and his side of the story.

Anyone else think that would make an interesting movie?

samwiseb 12-18-2012 08:49 PM

I don't think there's enough of him to make even one movie out of. He's incidental. He just sort of happens to be there so we can get the real story moving. Iron Man, Batman Begins, they all have secondary villains like that who appear developed almost as an afterthought. That's all Nero really is.

Captain Tom Coughlin 12-18-2012 08:53 PM

His back story was that he was just a miner. So, unless you really love mining, probably not.

martok2112 12-18-2012 11:37 PM

Nero is a tragic villain. One could probably make plenty of story for him that would even make you like the guy before his ultimate fall to darkness.

JR585 12-20-2012 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin (Post 328183)
His back story was that he was just a miner. So, unless you really love mining, probably not.

What about his 20-something years on the Klingon prison planet? That would be good movie material.

NCC-73515 12-21-2012 11:28 AM

That was covered in the comic books.

Captain Tom Coughlin 12-21-2012 06:26 PM

Not that it's a great idea, because I don't think a Nero backstory is a good basis for a movie, but if you were to do one the best bet would be to set it in those missing years. And to just forget about Countdown and the Klingon prison angle completely IMO.

horatio 12-22-2012 01:32 AM

In the movie Nero is a guy with a surrealistic mining ship who blames a Vulcan diplomat who "promised the Romulans that [he] would save their planet" for the destruction of his home planet.
In Countdown Nero is not the only survivor, he grabbed power and became Praetor, he improved his ship and last but not least he knew Spock personally.

Obviously the extended Countdown version makes far more sense and shows that the movie was full of unrefined narrative raw material. A better way to do the movie would have been to cut all TWOKish elements and make Nero a random enemy.

Captain Tom Coughlin 12-22-2012 02:51 AM

Spock Prime and Nero are two men out of time. The movie doesn't attempt to tell their story, beyond the mindmeld which gives a small glimpse into why they are there. The movie isn't about them. It's not that there aren't answers to the questions surrounding Nero, it's that those answers are left open. Just like the Whale Probe, they don't bother telling us the first thing about that probe, other than what we need to know. It's there to look for the whales, and for some silly reason is willing to destroy the very ocean the whales would inhabit because they haven't phoned home in awhile.

That doesn't mean it doesn't have it's reasons, it's just that they are left open for us to ponder. Nero is the same way.

Captain Tom Coughlin 12-22-2012 02:53 AM

And as to Countdown, that thing causes more problems for the story then it solves. I don't even recognize it as connected to the movie. It's just fun filler that shouldn't be taken seriously. It was just a marketing ploy anyway.

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