SergeXIII wrote:So heres that comic I was reffering to earlier (the one with the spoiler):
You fill me with laughter, and horrid, horrid guilt for laughing.
It surprises me every time someone mentions how "weird" it is that they made Kirk a captain. All the adults are dead! They all flew off to deepest darkest space and got blown up. It's not like they are going to give it back to Spock after his crappy tour of captaincy.
Also, regarding the black holes: technically red matter makes 2-dimensional black holes, aka "plot holes". Any confusion you are experiencing is from not realizing they are not, in fact, black holes made from collapsing stars, but are instead black holes made from collapsing goo. They are heat activated. One must blow up a future ship that gets caught in such a black hole because ships from the future are stronger than planets; similarly you must drill into the core of the planet to drop the goo into it because it takes the heat and pressure of the planetary core to activate the process. A supernova big enough to threaten the entire Federation is also suitable to activate red goo proto super matter. Such supernovas are caused by Romulans fucking with nature and creating engines out of singularities. This is why these supernovas travel at several times the speed of light.
Anyone who thinks drilling into the core of the planet would just create a world destroying volcano has apparently never drilled into the core of a planet with a Romulan mining drill laser dongle. It has fire vents. What do you know about drills with fire vents? That's right, nothing.
One other common complaint I've seen is why the heck are the Romulans so well armed for a mining ship? That was one part I thought they did really well. It didn't vaporize Kirk Jr's shuttle with a future phaser because actually it's really crappily armed. All it has is an extremely vulnerable drill attachment, and some projectiles that are basically the equivalent of tossing sticks of dynamite. One could see the dispersed explosive as being really handy in say, breaking up an asteroid or several asteroids in order to collect the chunks. Y'know, mining. Still no clue how they subdued Spock's ship, unless they tricked him into coming on board, but that's not how it was presented.
Long story almost over, I quite enjoyed the movie and I'm happy to give them a pass on the amusing pseudo-science. Some of the things done were just roll-your-eyes lame, like the water tube ride and how they all coincidentally met up (particularly how they found Scott), but it actually just really reminded me of how lame the original series was. And I love the original series for its camp, so I can enjoy it here in that frame of mind. 3 thumbs up.