When the enemy is threatening the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701, (which crashes brilliantly into San Francisco Bay and emerges from the Nibiru Ocean,) Captain Kirk skips the formalities opting instead to manoeuvre a Millenium Falcon type shuttle in for the kill. So now its pay back time!
"He's a fugitive and I want to take him out."
I love the speedy shuttle chase in space, its exciting. The close proximity of the ship gets the heart beating faster. Chances are Captain Kirk is flying in after Cumberbatch, you know the mystery villain guy that plays Sherlock in the BBC Tv Series, which puts our 'John Harrison' villain wreaking havoc in the forefront of the entire movie.
I guess its the captains prerogative to go on away missions and flip out is a good idea. How would you feel couped up on the bridge of the Enterprise 24/7? Its obvious our 'no win scenario' daredevil has compulsions which need constant nurturing placing the lives of everyone near him in constant danger. Pike calls Kirk a pain.
'You think the rules don't apply to you because you disagree with them."
Naturally at Kirk's command, Mr Sulu engages the warp engines by twisting and flicking a few switches except now the Starship Enterprise is in space where she belongs, so like, I'm totally confused which is a good thing. Bye Bye fish. But lets get serious for a moment. Chris Pine the Enterprises new Captain Kirk gives Sulu a direct order to fly the ship. He doesn't say "Engage" like Picard or "Ahead Warp Factor 1" like Captain Kirk in STOS, NO! Instead Kirk says,
Theres something friendless about the sound of "Punch it." The burdens of command, I guess... but I still miss "Engage" and "Ahead Warp Factor Two, Mr Sulu" don't you?
What are the odds Sulu goofs up again by forgetting about the parking brake?
Speed Long and Prosper, Trekkies and Trekkers.