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lonstar70 05-30-2009 01:25 PM

why does Spock Prime think Kirk is the capt?
 
In the cave, he meets the young Kirk. In the original timeline, Spock must surly have known that a Kirk that young would not be Capt.

lonstar70 05-30-2009 01:29 PM

ALso, when Nero captured Spock Prime, why did Spock fall to his knees? Very un Vulcan like.

AyanEva 05-30-2009 01:49 PM

I'd wondered about your first point too. Maybe he's just so used to thinking of Kirk as the Captain that he forgot about the age difference for a second and simply assumed that the Kirk in front of him was Captain too? As for the second, it look like he felt mentally/emotionally defeated or something maybe. Sort of a momentary, "I give up."

omegaman 05-30-2009 01:51 PM

...and why did young Spock bend down on the transporter pad when he went to rescue his parents? Was he afraid the sky was going fall on his head?

celticarchie 05-30-2009 01:52 PM

Remember this is directed by the same guy who made a TV show about a magical tropical island of miracles, where polar bears live and disappear and lottery numbers are cursed.:confused1:

It's never gonna make sense again.:huh:

celticarchie 05-30-2009 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by omegaman (Post 211066)
...and why did young Spock bend down on the transporter pad when he went to rescue his parents? Was he afraid the sky was going fall on his head?

He was just getting good positioning so he didn't fall of the rocks.:thumbup:

That's standard beaming procedure, you knew that surely!:sad:

AyanEva 05-30-2009 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by omegaman (Post 211066)
...and why did young Spock bend down on the transporter pad when he went to rescue his parents? Was he afraid the sky was going fall on his head?

I thought maybe he was afraid of flying debris, tbh. That and the pose looked kind of hot, so I won't complain.

kevin 05-30-2009 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by lonstar70 (Post 211051)
In the cave, he meets the young Kirk. In the original timeline, Spock must surly have known that a Kirk that young would not be Capt.

First, he doesn't know he's in an alternate so he's assuming things are as they were in the original.

Second, he's old, he just travelled through a spatial distortion and saw his home destroyed - maybe he got a little confused.

He did say he was 'emotionally compromised'.

omegaman 05-30-2009 02:00 PM

I tend to think Spock would automatically say Captain out of habit.

Southern2356 05-30-2009 02:06 PM

Better than to ask why Spock knelled down is to ask why didn't they beam him to the mouth of the cave in the first place. It would have shaved off the 20 or 30 seconds needed to keep mom from falling to her death.

Ahh yes it's a movie.


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