I FELT JJ ABRAM’S take on Star Trek really breathe life back into the franchise. The acting was very faithful to the original cast’s thanks to its talent team; Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. In addition, its visual effects was absolutely mind-blowing.
I am not a fanboy of the franchise but am very fascinated by “Hollywood science”, as i would put it. I never did got my mind round several of the movie’s, in my opinion, flawed technicalities which was not very well thought through by the script-writers.
WARNING SCIENCE CONTENT & SPOILERS AHEAD
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Ok so the deal is this, overall this is a great concept to open up the prospect of a parallel story-line thanks to a peculiar time-traveling episode. JJ has effectively opened a whole new universe apart from the original series and it would literally be his to control, pure genius!
For all you know, Piccard may be a space janitor and Commander Data a crash-test dummy for future family saloons in JJ’s sequels.
I shall be exploring 2 (in my opinion) flawed-concepts employed in the movie; time traveling and teleportation (transporting; in Trekie speak).
In the running order of events, it is appropriate to start things off in the year 2387 after the Romulan mining vessel, Narada and Ambassador Spock’s transport gets caught in the event horizon created by a black hole and both are displaced in different periods of time, 150 years in the past.
Scientifically, not even light can escape the gravitational well of black holes. However, the movie suggests that entering a black hole would displace you randomly in time. This is really fine by me actually, after all, no one has attempted to fly a probe or a chimp into one, so theoretical science maybe wrong.
However, in the film’s crescendo, the Narada gets drawn in by another artificially created black hole and gets crushed, when it should have turned out safe and sound in the year 2009, ok no 2087. WHAT!? In contrast, the USS Enterprise managed to escape the black hole after blowing it shut by jettisoning its warp drive engines into the black hole and seconds later it, *DAH DAH DAH* warped away safely…
Now here’s a pretty cool thought, given the right transport equipment and a clear transponder signal, I can teleport any moving or stationary human being to any location.
Thought number 2, why could Scotty beam up free-falling Kirk and Sulu but could not save Spock’s mother when a weaken ridge line collapsed under her? It should have been much more easier to accomplish the latter as mummy was already secured in mid-transport.
Final thought, if I can transport 2 people into the cargo hold of the Romulan vessel? Can I not in the same way transport a kidnapped Captain Pike and evil Romulan boss Captain Nero on-board the Enterprise. Though if that were to be the case Star Trek 2009 would have been approximately the length of a Gillette commercial, gotta blow-up the drama-mama right? *DAH DAH DAAH!*
I won't allow you to lecture me...
Right you are Mr Spock! That is enough rambling for me, better quit while I am ahead. I still strongly urge all trekkies and people out there to go enjoy the movie if they haven’t yet caught it.
Live long and prosper.