Originally Posted by kevin
A very fair and thorough review indeed.
Quick question? Regarding the implausible coming together of the crew, I thought it was long since held as fan-rumour that it was Spock who had designed the Kobayashi Maru simulation Kirk cheated on?
In which case, that way of introducing the two would not be improbable, but a nod to one of the long-standing unoffical rumours?
The characters introductions, come-togethers and promotions (which showed the skills of everyone, e.g. Chekov whose fortés have never been clearly pointed out in TOS) were the heart of the movie to me, well interwoven into the plot and much better than a potential meeting during Academy times of all seven.