Sunday, April 4, 2010

Star Trek by the Minute 094: Uncontrolled Anger

"You will always be a child of 2 worlds.  I am grateful for this, and for you," says Sarek.

Spock reveals the obvious: "I feel anger for the one who took Mother's life - an anger I cannot control."
 
"I believe that she would say 'Do not try to.'  You asked me once why I married your mother.  I married here because I loved her." The obvious question at this point would be: "Then why then did you lie to your son for so many years about the foundational nature of the family, are you abusively insane and or so insecure that admitting love for your family is beyond you?"  Sarek, supposedly one of the great leaders of Vulcan, in this scene of belated honesty now rises briefly to the level of a cold, unsupportive absentee parent and a major jerk, fitting in with most of the main characters' best momentary lapses into behavior almost near virtue.

In a cut to the Enterprise Bridge, we see Checkov beavering away on a transparent screen that may look cool, but would be hell to actually use.  In the background, we hear Kirk saying "Whatever the case, we need to get aboard Nero's ship undetected."  That's pretty clear exposition anyone should should be able to understand, even if Kirk provides no reasonable justification for his claim.

"We can't just go in there with guns blazing, Jim." disagrees McCoy in a completely nonsensical reply.  Kirk's comment directly advocates a stealth entry and obviously "guns blazing" would result in a detected, rather than undetected entry.  The dialog continues to make absolutely no sense, contradicting even its own arbitrary rules.  McCoy's medical school must have barely approved his degree in new age aromatherapy...probably because of his outstanding popularity  in sports.  I can imagine this Abrams' version of McCoy taking top honors in the Appalachian biathlon of banjo exorcism and endurance snake handling.

No women speak or appear in this segment.

The film advances on painfully bad science, clairivoyance, and the crew relying on more miraculous luck in our next episode of Star Trek by the Minute 095: Magnetic Interference.

1 comment:

R. Anthony Steele said...

"I can imagine this Abrams' version of McCoy taking top honors in the Appalachian biathlon of banjo exorcism and endurance snake handling."

ROFL!

-RAnthony