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Plot and Character Assassination – Star Trek VI: Battle for Peace (explained)

large_open_bookWelcome to Plot and Character Assassination. Each article will discuss various plot and character concept we find in a variety of media, putting them into the squared circle and dissecting them down to their very core to understand them in a way that only writers can. From this, we can gain new insight that we may not previously had and obtain a new understanding.

This article discusses the final battle of Star Trek VI. Now maybe it is the nerd in me, but when I watch a movie that I’ve seen many times over I begin asking questions about what I am watching. Now yes, I am a big time Star Trek fan. I can even claim that I watched it from birth, because when my Mother held me in her arms for the first time, Star Trek (TOS) was on the TV she was watching.

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Plot and Character Assassination — Spock

JJ Abrahms Star Trek was a relaunch of the series and took a different look at the beloved universe. This change was to draw more people in than to cater to the fans of old. Perhaps this sort of change was needed, but looking at Spock, I felt this character was in conflict of what was known of Spock and how they were trying to appeal to the newer crowd.

This article looks at both movies done by JJ Abrahms, so if you haven’t seen either movie, now is the time to click off this page. I call into question if the new Spock represents the Spock that we all know and love.

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