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Old 03-07-2009, 02:55 PM
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"Your father commanded a starship for 12 mins and saved 800 lives , I dare you to do better"

How much pressure is that to put on someone . Do you think great pressure begets greatness ?


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Old 03-07-2009, 02:57 PM
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I think the best of us are forged from great expectation.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:07 PM
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"Your father commanded a starship for 12 mins and saved 800 lives , I dare you to do better"

How much pressure is that to put on someone . Do you think great pressure begets greatness ?
Hahaha... darn fine question. However, somehow I personally didnt interprete it as a challenge at all. The way Pike looks at Kirk in the trailer... in my ears it sounded more as if he felt pitty for that poor Punk he had in front of him. As if he was to say: You are a looser. It hurst me to see loosers like you. But hey, if you prefer to stay a looser getting your *** kicked, why dont you try to get your *** kicked for a good cause for a change. Look at your dad. He got his *** kicked too... and it saved 800 lifes!
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Its a challenge, and JTK doesn't like to lose, I'm sure in any time line.
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That's kind of the way I took that too. Kind of a kick in the pants, get your act together kid kind of speech.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:26 PM
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To me, it sounded like an honest father/son speach that J.T. Kirk could not have with his own father. It also seems to suggest that Pike knew George Kirk, that he was fond of him, and had a personal interest in how his son would turn out.
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It was a reality check plain and simple
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:23 PM
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Well it really depends on what you think will motivate a person. 95% of us try and live up to our fathers in one way or another I give that 5% for the dirtbag fathers in the world. But if your father did something like that whoa thats something to live up 2 , and how shameful would you feel if someone that knew him reminded you of what he did to save ur life worthless life...
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How come he was in command for only 12 minutes?
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:32 PM
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How come he was in command for only 12 minutes?
I am sure he wished to enjoy more time in that cosy chair. But judging from the trailer a very unpleasant explosion ended that rather short affair in a rude way. Darn explosions, they never respect the sign on the door, saying Do Not Disturb Me And My Chair (and they steal the money you left in your drawer too).
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