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Old 07-15-2009, 07:22 PM
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It was certainly sarcastic. He knew he was in control.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:24 PM
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"Hi Christopher" was definately the line that made me cringe. I'm still very unsure if Nero would be so familiar and so human.
I loved that line! It was so unexpected. Pike's address to Nero was so Trek, that sort of 'how dare you fire on us!' kind of feel and then it gets responded to with, 'Hi, Christopher, I'm Nero.' Great reading by Bana too, very understated.

What futureguy said also, it was a huge slight at Pike's authority. Usually you get the bad guy at least addressing his opponent with respect, by title or what have you. Nero just told Pike his name and demanded he come over to the Narada and then cut him off, no discussion, nothing.

Great moment IMO!
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:26 PM
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It's one of my favorite scenes in the movie in all honesty.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:29 PM
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Same here.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:48 PM
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I agree. In this context, the torture scene is also worth mentioning as Nero continues his, how to call it, let's say 'I adress you with your first name, so I only want the best for you' pretense. Such wonderful scenes that reveal so much with so little dialogue.

One could ask whether he is much of a Romulan, but TUC also tried to make the Klingons more human.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:40 PM
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It's not that Nero is any more or less Romulan. It's just that he is... or was, a gruff, hard-working civilian Romulan, instead of the stuffy, blowhard officers and politicians we're used to seeing.
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Of course, he might be just a wee bit crazy, too.
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Can't quote it verbatim, but I loved Kirk's line in the bar - something like "Well, why don't you get 3 or 4 more guys and make it a fair fight."

So cocky, so Kirk. And Pine's delivery was spot-on.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:53 PM
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As for "strange" lines, one that comes to mind is Scotty's statement (again, not an exact quote,) "Ah, I hadn't thought of it as space that's moving."
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:33 AM
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As for "strange" lines, one that comes to mind is Scotty's statement (again, not an exact quote,) "Ah, I hadn't thought of it as space that's moving."
Heh.

Not so strange a line for me I suppose.
In my misspent youth when I was actually trying to make sense of Trek, I theorized that the Stardate wasn't a linear measurement of time, but of space and location. It was a galactic GPS so to speak in a galaxy that is not static but continually moving.

It helped me to mentally explain how stardates could be all over the place, run backwards, run fast in some episodes and slow in others, while some episodes take days and others have much longer stretches of time while having about the same date movements.

People love to simplify things into neat little packages of mediocrity and when TNG came along and redesigned the date system altogether into linear flow and some weird calculations of days -- well not much point after that. I gave it up as being a lone voice in the wild and then lost interest.
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