Okay, you know what kinda-sorta-maybe starts to fall apart once you’ve seen it 100,000 times? The script to this movie.
What, precisely, does Spock Prime have in mind when he sends Kirk back to the Enterprise? I know, I know – it is that the K/S love has to happen, yeah, I get that – but, on a concrete level, how is sending Kirk back essential to stop Nero? And why does Scotty go with him?
And how to they get from their near-rendezvous in the Laurentian System all the way to Saturn in, like, 30 seconds?
The answer to the second question is also the answer to the first. Scotty “updates” the warp drive. Lucky bastard Kurtzmann & Orci really can’t be cornered on this one. Send me some red matter.