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The Greatest Monologue in Star Trek History


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Report this Dec. 28 2010, 4:59 am

ST 2 Kirk's eulogy...powerful.

One damn minute, Admiral.

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Report this Jan. 08 2011, 3:34 pm

Quote: vadic @ Sep. 01 2009, 12:12 pm

>Need I say more?

("We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this. Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human")

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I almost cried when Spock died.  I think this is the greatest monologue in Trek history.  

Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled. -Spock


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Report this Jan. 08 2011, 5:20 pm

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True, death of spock speech was the best. although calling spock human was kind of a dick move kirk.

You know, that had always been my impression too, until recently. Spock would have understood what Jim meant. I mean, it was the relationship with Jim that eventually enabled him to embrace his human side without having to deny his Vulcan one. Spock knew that what he felt for Jim was "illogical" and after V'Ger he was able to incorporate this into a broader, more holistic sense of himself. Like he says in The Undiscovered Country, "Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end". Spock would have known what Jim meant, he also would have known that logically, funerals are for the living who are left behind, not the dead, and that a grieving Jim would need to find comfort in awknowleding the part of Spock that most others had so rarely been allowed to see.

"What will they find when I am ripped apart? 'I love you, captain' written on my heart."

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