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Spocks most human moment?

2takesfrakes

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Report this Apr. 01 2013, 4:05 am

Every Spock appearance from WRATH of KHAN, onwards ...
He was too laid back. In the series and The Motion Picture,
Spock was aloof and it worked for him. It provided necessary
distance to feel like he was apart, seperate from us - alien.
I suppose boredom playing a character for years is unavoidable.
Ah, well. What can you do, you know ... ? What can you do ...


Lang-haoLeeyoh

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Report this Apr. 02 2013, 10:09 am

Sacrificing self end of Wrath of Khan, 2nd's in comic relief strait guy in whale movie

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Report this Apr. 02 2013, 2:56 pm

Easily Amok Time. He was still fairly composed in Star Trek II, especially given the situation.

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Report this Apr. 03 2013, 11:51 pm

CountJohn meant that being a strait man is a very human thing, but it was metacomment as it was stepping outside the universe of the show and thus a comic joke; sometimes humar not translate well; but I still find needless petty criticism over your lack of understanding one of a thousand posts on this site that convince me that the trekies here have something wrong with them, no know if it because they all in the 8-12 year age range, so seem like something wrong with them if judge as an adult, or if it kind of person who attracted to this site for in three years I met many thousands of people in America and before than many visits to many ogher countries and travel all over China and at monastery we have thousands of people who visit each year and they visit from across world, and I be there from 6-19 years old, and there many bad char traits that 99% of people show here, that I never saw outside of this site

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Report this Apr. 04 2013, 12:52 am

Quote: Lang-haoLeeyoh @ Apr. 02 2013, 10:09 am

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>Sacrificing self end of Wrath of Khan, 2nd's in comic relief strait guy in whale movie

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When people speak of Spock's must human moments I believe that they mean the moments where the audience can most easily perceive his emotions, which are always present in Vulcans below the surface. Simple self-sacrifice for others is a genuinely good quality but hardly limited to humans. It's almost more Vulcan than anything. Being the straight man also has little to do with his human qualities.


 


Spock does have many good moments where we see his more human side. Journey to Babel was one of those times and also his expression of weariness at the end of Star Trek VI is another good moment. 


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Report this Apr. 04 2013, 12:57 am

Quote: Lang-haoLeeyoh @ Apr. 03 2013, 11:51 pm

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>CountJohn meant that being a strait man is a very human thing, but it was metacomment as it was stepping outside the universe of the show and thus a comic joke; sometimes humar not translate well; but I still find needless petty criticism over your lack of understanding one of a thousand posts on this site that convince me that the trekies here have something wrong with them, no know if it because they all in the 8-12 year age range, so seem like something wrong with them if judge as an adult, or if it kind of person who attracted to this site for in three years I met many thousands of people in America and before than many visits to many ogher countries and travel all over China and at monastery we have thousands of people who visit each year and they visit from across world, and I be there from 6-19 years old, and there many bad char traits that 99% of people show here, that I never saw outside of this site

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Going batshit because he disagrees with your assessment of Spock's emotional display at the end of Star Trek II and gave a valid counter opinion about that scene cannot be viewed as a good personality trait.


 


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Report this Apr. 04 2013, 7:54 am

Quote: leroybrock @ Apr. 04 2013, 12:52 am

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> It's almost more Vulcan than anything.

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I was going to point this out. Spock's decision was 100% logical on a macro-level, the only thing that would keep someone from doing it was personal self-interest, which all humans (in Star Trek or the real world) have in spades.

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Report this Apr. 04 2013, 8:28 am

leroybrock neither can stalking someone, constaintly criticizing each new post he makes, no matter where he makes it

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Report this Apr. 21 2013, 12:17 pm

I really think that it was in The Wrath of Khan when he sacrificed himself. He may have given his conciousness to McCoy but he didn't know if he would survive or not. He was giving himself for his crew, his ship, and his best friends. That's an entirely human thing to do. 

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Report this Apr. 25 2013, 8:19 pm

Quote: kayverse @ Apr. 21 2013, 12:17 pm

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>I really think that it was in The Wrath of Khan when he sacrificed himself. He may have given his conciousness to McCoy but he didn't know if he would survive or not. He was giving himself for his crew, his ship, and his best friends. That's an entirely human thing to do. 

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I feel exactly the opposite. He realized the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few and did the logical thing, since he was the only one who could survive in that chamber the longest. It was by far his most Vulcan decision.

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Report this Apr. 25 2013, 10:07 pm

Quote: Holo @ Apr. 25 2013, 8:19 pm

>since he was the only one who could survive in that chamber the longest.

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it wasnt that he could survive the longest in the chamber, it was that he was one of a very few that could/knew how to do the job.


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Report this Apr. 26 2013, 8:17 am

Definately one of his most human moments was his sacrafice in Wrath of Khan. I also totally agree with his reaction to kirk in Amok Time.  Just Love his smile!

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Report this May. 16 2013, 3:56 am

What comes to my mind is the the episode "The Naked Time" where Spock starts to cry and tells Kirk that he never told his mother that he loves her.

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Report this May. 16 2013, 4:00 am

Quote: Rmadwalker @ Apr. 26 2013, 8:17 am

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>Definately one of his most human moments was his sacrafice in Wrath of Khan. I also totally agree with his reaction to kirk in Amok Time.  Just Love his smile!

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Ah, I forgot that one! Yup that really was even a more human reaction and was really funny!

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Report this Jul. 03 2013, 3:27 am

As many have said, the end of 'Amok Time', Spock's reaction is one of pure relief and joy, I like how he has a moment of no control over it.


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