Star Trek 2009 – 10 years later, 10 reasons it’s better! (And 5 reasons it’s not)

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05: Worse: Lost Family

We already touched on the lost history and lost allies in the  Kelvin timeline, but what about the lost family?

Captain Kirk lost his father, changing the entire path of life forever.
Spock lost his mother and likely a few aunts and uncles, affecting him so much he lost control.

Countless others lost their families in the same way, but there’s even more to it than that we also lost the family link between the crew we know. From the time we first met to them to their final trip aboard the Enterprise A, and to some extent their reunion aboard the Enterprise B, Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Chekov and Sulu became a family to each other.

It was through their experiences and shared hardships, through their quiet moments together over a drink, their conciseness being trapped in each others heads and their various spirals towards certain death that they forged an unbreakable bond. But while we kept the crew intact in their new incarnations we lost the bond they held after their five-year mission and it doesn’t look like they’ve come as close together, certainly not during their first three movies, as the original crew did in the Prime Timeline.

Be the end of The Search for Spock even McCoy and Spock were on to an extremely deep relationship with each other, something that despite their playful exchanges during the run of the series didn’t seem possible

Because the characters have lost this bond, even though they may somehow regain it, we have to consider this lost family as worse for the Kelvin Timeline.