… so he must be up to something.

My own suspicion is that he’s a secret Trekkie.

Have you seen this? The studio attempt to “fix” the climactic sequence involves some crudely blatant post-dubbing:

“Ow! Let me out of this bag! Ow! You’ve broken my legs! Stop this crazy thing, you maniacs!”

The shitty cherry on top of one really shitty script.