George Kirk is portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, also known as
Thor in Marvel's Avengers franchise of films.
The U.S.S. Kelvin is NCC-0514.
Doesn't it seem more than just a bit coincidental that the
Narada's accidental trip through time just happens
to land it in the immediate path of the Kelvin,
aboard which is Winona Kirk, who is about to give birth to
James T. Kirk at any moment, considering the Narada
just finished an encounter with James Kirk's future best
friend, Spock, in the 24th century?
The red alert claxon on the Kelvin sounds similar to the one
on the original Star Trek TV series.
Captain Robau tells the crew of the Narada that the
current stardate is 2233.04. In the new stardate system used
in the JJ-verse Star Trek, this makes the year
2233. Hence, James T. Kirk was born in that year, as
depicted here; this is the same year he was born in the
original timeline, but under different circumstances.
The blade Nero uses to kill Captain Robau is the Debrune
teral'n, which he took from the Romulan ruling council in
"Countdown" Part 3 after he
Notes from the novelization
of Star Trek by Alan Dean Foster
(The page numbers come from the 1st
printing, paperback edition, published September 2010)
Pages 1-31 cover the events of "Rebirth"
Chapter 1 of the novel almost seems to imply that Spock and
Kirk were born on the same day (though the director's
commentary on the DVD says that Spock is older than Kirk.)
On pages 6-7, Captain Robau laments that the Kelvin doesn't
have some of the newest technologies which are being worked
on by Starfleet and he begins to think about a new ship
currently under construction before his thoughts are
interrupted by the matters at hand. Are we supposed to
interpret this new ship as being the Enterprise? If
so, that would mean the Enterprise was under
construction for about 25 years because it doesn't launch on
its maiden voyage until about 25 years after this in "The
Vengeance of Nero".
Page 7 reveals that the Kelvin's encounter with the
takes place just 1 light-year away from the Klingon Neutral
On page 9, the Kelvin's science officer makes a reference to
a d'k tahg. This is the traditional Klingon
warrior's knife used in numerous Star Trek stories, first
appearing in Star Trek: The Search for Spock.
Page 16 suggests it's been 53 years since the Federation has
had any contact from the Romulans.
Page 17 suggests that General Order Thirteen, which Captain
Robau tells Commander Kirk to carry out if he (the Captain)
is not heard from within 15 minutes of boarding the
Narada, is an order to set the ship to self-destruct
and set it on auto pilot to a collision course with the
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