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Old 09-06-2009, 01:01 PM
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Cool Moments of the film that gave you goosebumps

  • The cold open, and the moment you hear those trademark Trek sensor pings in the dark as the Kelvin reveals itself. In the back of my head I was kind of going "*uck me, is this really happening? Star Trek's back!"
  • With the realization that George Kirk is not leaving the Kelvin, and the film falls dead silent except for the low strings pinning down the score
  • McCoy's entire introduction. I almost choked up when he delivered the "bones" line.
  • The buildup to and the jump scene itself. People slag this off as a summer popcorn no-thinker, but the heart of TOS was the away team mission. Pike's walking briefing, to the shuttle takeoff, to the jump. It was perfect.
  • Nemoy and the score's subtle Vulcan riff for the Spock scenes.
  • Enterprise's escape from the, uh, mélange of a space/time hole thing. Sure it didn't make too much sense as to what it was, but man, when the ship is at full blast and Scotty's running around...pure TOS shipboard crisis.
  • The completely graceful ending with Nemoy's voiceover and the credits. Instead of going out with a bang, the film decides to take a stately, 'handover to the new crew' kind of end reminiscent of TUC.
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Old 09-06-2009, 01:45 PM
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nice list!
those are great moments


how about:

the Narada "fires everything"
Spock is going to die...BUT WAIT!
here's the Big E!

pew! pew! pew!
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:46 PM
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- "My God, Man!"
- Pine's grin as he turns to face the camera near the end...pure James T. Kirk moment
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The conversation between George Kirk and his wife after JTK was born.

McCoy's voice from off camera to Spock on the bridge - "You wanted to see me?" Holy crap, it could have been DeForest Kelley.

The Enterprise coming out of the atmosphere with Saturn in the background.
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:48 PM
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Everybody's made great lists....and I have to say I agree with them all.

I think I got goosebumps too when Kirk orders Sulu to fire on Narada if he thinks he has the tactical advantage....that just sounded so like Kirk.

And when Kirk says "Bones....buckle up" as he proudly steps onto the bridge in his new command uniform. Another "sounds like Kirk" moment.

When Spock Prime says: "Jim, I just saw my planet destroyed. I can tell you, I am emotionally compromised."

When young Spock calls Kirk "Jim" for the first time.
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:58 PM
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Okay, first off - the opening scene, as mentioned before, when the Kelvin is rushing past the camera was directed perfectly and I loved the pings and noises. Second, the silent part when Jim is being delivered. Third, as the opening scene ends and the new theme begins to play - beautiful! Fourth, Spock and Amanda's scene/embrace. Fifth, when the Enterprise is revealed in orbit with "Jim, you've gotta have a look at this." Sixth, when the E rises out of Titan's atmosphere. Seventh, when the E breaks free out of the black hole's gravity (I agree with he who said that although it didn't make sense).

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  • With the realization that George Kirk is not leaving the Kelvin, and the film falls dead silent except for the low strings pinning down the score.
I felt the same way.
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:03 AM
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I think everyone has covered it so well already - but for me the Kelvin sequence when the sound goes out and the score comes in (yup, moist eyes every time I saw it in the theatre). But literally every other second in it.

When the Star Trek emblem appeared after the shuttles flee.

The Spock beamdown to Vulcan also for me - from the moment I saw it in the trailer the image of him dematerialising on Vulcan just struck me as utterly TOS visually. Just the combination of Quinto, the effect and the uniform!

Yep, Spock Prime's 'I am emotionally compromised'.

The Star Trek III homaging warp-out from the spacedock at the start.

One final one - when the Enterprise is being tossed about in the pull of the black hole at the end there's the many times seen in TOS visual effect homage of the camera swirling about the saucer from under to top.
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Everything has been covered, but the biggest thing was right after the opening "teaser" with the music and the huge letters "STAR TREK" appeared on screen. Awesome!
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Everything has been covered, but the biggest thing was right after the opening "teaser" with the music and the huge letters "STAR TREK" appeared on screen. Awesome!
In original series font, no less.
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