jesse
@ May 9, 2009


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[Spoilers about the new Star Trek movie follow]

You know what really grinds my gears? When the climactic scene in a futuristic space movie takes place on a spaceship with a huge, unexplained chasm. The added expense in materials and fuel costs to make a ship huge just so can fit an enormous chasm inside it is incredibly wasteful. No mining company could make a profit wasting money on a ship like that, whether it was from Earth or Romulus. Spaceship With A Huge Chasm Mining Company, at your service!

But not only do you have a huge chasm, but the catwalks over the chasm HAVE NO HANDRAILS. Am I supposed to believe that Romulans have never heard of handrails? Why did Romulan OSHA sign off on this design? How much mining did they have to get done just to pay for the worker's comp insurance?

AND NOT ONLY IS THERE A HUGE CHASM, and NOT ONLY ARE THERE NO HANDRAILS, but YOU HAVE TO LEAP FROM CATWALK TO CATWALK OVER THE CHASM TO GET AROUND THE SHIP.

"Hey, Boss, I'm gonna take my 5 minute break now. I'm gonna go get a cup off coffee. As long as I'm leaping across the chasm to get to the kitchen, can I get anyone anything?"

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Romulans dont have labor unions. Just feng shui.

I'm with you on the handrails. Also, why'd the Romulans have to look so weird? Aren't they just supposed to look like Vulcans in different uniforms? Come on.

But here's what I think made up for some of that: The bad guys in the movie are a mining crew! How awesome is that?! As Cody (or was it Kyle?) noted, it's sort of like the inverse of Armageddon.

The weird looking-ness of the Romulans didn't bother me - although, I wonder why a mining crew dressed for work like they were going to a leather club. Also, why does the captain of a mining vessel get a scepter? Basically all my problems with the movie were aboard that Romulan ship.

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