A Character Forced To Watch Their Home Planet Be Destroyed
A core element of Abrams’ Star Trek reboot is Romulan Nero’s intent on making the Spock from his timeline/reality suffer. Nero – with typical irrational villain logic – holds Spock accountable for the destruction of his home planet. As his revenge, the Romulan miner obliterates the Vulcan planet in minutes and makes Spock watch helplessly. It’s a moment straight out of A New Hope when Grand Moff Tarkin orders the Death Star to destroy Leia’s home planet, Alderaan, in front of her as punishment for aiding the Rebel Alliance.