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According to an article about the credits for the movie at TrekMovie.com, although they [Hemsworth and Morrison] don’t appear in the film, some of their dialog from the 2009 movie can be briefly heard during a dream sequence/flashback. Presumably that counts as a speaking part, so they have to be in the credits.


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This could well be plasma residue which is a byproduct of warp drive engines. In previous incarnations of the star ships from the films and TV shows, it was revealed that the plasma residue needed to be purged from the ships' warp nacelles on a regular basis to avoid dangerous build-ups of the substance in the warp engines. As the plasma residue has always ...


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Space Seed was supposed to be a bottle episode. As few of the regular cast was to be used as possible. Since the Enterprise was on a 5 year journey, we would presume the ship didn't run back to HQ and drop everyone else off; rather only those few regulars were shown as being instrumental to that particular script. In this case, only Kirk, McCoy, Spock, and ...


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Not to compete with the above answer by CGCampbell, but just to add some further information, Memory Alpha has the following to say on the matter: Khan's apparent recognition of Chekov and his remark "I never forget a face" are somewhat ironic, since Khan's appearance in TOS: "Space Seed" was in the first season and Chekov did not make his first ...


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TL;DR There is no difference in the phasers, but in the situations. The one time Khan gets hit by surprise, the other time he sees the attack coming. Long answer When Kirk storms the bridge of the USS Vengeance together with Khan and Scotty, they take take out the whole crew except for the Commander. Kirk then gives Scotty a sign by nodding at him, after ...


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You need to remember that the Enterprise has artificial gravity. Within the internal logic of the movie power might still be available to that even if it were disabled for some other ship systems. If I remember rightly, not everything on the ship was discombobulated by Khan's actions. But many systems were disrupted. If you accept this then you don't have ...


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Can you throw a ball so that it goes 200kmh/h? Probably not. But, if you're being driven in a car that goes as fast as that and then throw a ball (ignore the air resistance -- they don't have that in space), The ball will have a speed of 200km/h plus whatever you give it. In essence, anything given a speed x will travel relatively (meaning compared to the ...


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In the original series "Assignment: Earth", the human derived from a hidden planet, Gary Seven, shrugs off a Vulcan nerve pinch without any discomfort at all. Khan is not incapacitated by it, but does create much pain for him—so presumably it would be worse for anyone else. We don't know if his superior muscularity guards the nerves or if his ...


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They never implicated Carol Marcus during the film. She had the full trust of Spock, because she was the Admiral's daughter. Kirk knew before anyone else that it was sabotage. When they are about to regain warp power and Chekov says "I take full responsibility for the failure". Kirk says "I don't think it was your fault." Or something like that. The film ...


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While he may not be the main antagonist in the scheme of the film. That role belongs to the Admiral for all his misdeeds during the flow of events. Khan is still an antagonist no matter how you look at it. Back in the 1990's, the Eugenics War occurred where it was a battle for superiority of normal humans vs these seemingly indestructible genetically ...


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Phasers are actually beams of nadion (a fictional type of artificially-created subatomic particle) particles, so they aren't necessarily bound by a light speed limitation. Faster-than-light particles (i.e. tachyons) are known to exist in Star Trek, so it's plausible that nadions or some specific type of nadion is capable of moving faster than light.


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While I understand you're looking for a more "grounded in real science answer", looking over the information available on the ship via Memory Alpha (the Star Trek wiki) simply states that because the ship was essentially created by Khan it featured technological advancements that weren't readily available at the time, including the ability to fire phasers ...


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Actually ships have ALWAYS been able to fire phasers at warp speed. Check out the original series episode "The Corbomite Maneuver", which is only the second one ever shown, and you see them firing phasers at warp speed. Same in "Elaan of Troyius", "The Ultimate Computer", and in the Deep Space Nine Episode "Treachery, Faith and the Great River", and Voyager ...


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First, you can't cure injuries. You treat them. But the Federation medical science, while advanced, is still incapable of treating severe damage immediately. Even in the TNG era, severe spinal injuries can leave someone in a wheelchair. Only experimental spinal transporter surgery helped Worf. The reboot movies are set hundreds of years before TNG. They ...


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Like you said, there's no indication in the film that Khan actually knew the Enterprise' warp core had malfunctioned. However, the dialogue during the scene in which Khan is first spoken to in the holding chamber, seems to show us why he could assume this: Khan: Why aren't we moving captain? An unexpected malfunction, perhaps in your warp core? ...


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Khan's character was cool, collected and methodical throughout the entire film, until he captured the new battleship built by the admiral. Once that happen his true personality appears. He no longer needs Kirk's help to save his frozen crew. He starts by crushing the admiral's head with his bare hands, he breaks the leg of the admiral's daughter and then ...


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There was no difference. Khan played possum while he figured out Kirk's plan or the best course of action. As a genius chess master type, he had figured Kirk isn't a complete idiot, and knew being double crossed was a possibility. He faked being stunned and waited until the right moment to turn Marcus's head into a crushed soda can. During the Spock fight, ...


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Let's use the Alcubierre warp drive as the basis for Star Trek's warp drive, where the warp field catastrophically collapses the space in front of the ship and catastrophically behind the ship at faster than light speeds, because unlike starships, space can travel faster than light. With that when the Enterprise's warp drive was catastrophically expanding ...


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For a more definitive answer to your question I suggest you view the Original Star Trek Series, more specifically Season 1, Episode 22: "Space Seed". In this episode you will see that the "Bad Guy" isn't as much a bad guy as he is self-serving, but becomes a "Bad Guy" in the Original Star Trek 2 movie. Clearly, the character "Harrison" (in STID) follows ...


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Well even in this version, he was banished from earth for leading an uprising during the Eugenics war. So he was a bad guy to begin with. (well it depends on whose side you are on in a supermen vs normal us war). Also, remember the conversation with the older Spock when he says that Harrison is the biggest adversary that the Enterprise would ever face? So ...


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Spock's Vulcan Nerve Pinch was much less effective on Khan, due to his superior genetic engineering. Although, it had a temporary painful effect, Khan, as stated in the film, was the most dangerous adversary they have/had ever faced.


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Warp bubbles bend space around ships to push them forward to a destination (according to our own laws of physics, space is very expandable allowing us get past Einstein's theory of relativity), allowing them to go faster than light. Basically the space around the ship is moving (bringing the ship with it), the ship itself isn't going faster than light. So ...


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It makes sense that in Khan's world, genetially enhanced humans are placed in a meritocracy, the most perfect (i.e. him) at the top, and less enhanced people in lower ranking positions. Therefore, it is perfectly possible that the engineered human who goes down instantly in Space Seed is one of these less-enhanced people, maybe only with enhanced mental ...


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