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Why is Spock limping?

Lee72

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Report this Mar. 12 2012, 10:19 am

In "The Cage" Mr Spock is limping! Anyone know why?

cowgirlcadet

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Report this Mar. 12 2012, 10:39 am

Maybe Nimoy twisted his ankle.

J.T.Kirk

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Report this Mar. 12 2012, 11:52 am

I was thinking the opposite in The Galileo Seven. He had just gotten cranked with a monster boulder & was limping noticeably just before they lifted off from the planet. Yet, back on the bridge & for the final scene - his limp was gone (with the solar wind).

Vger23

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Report this Mar. 12 2012, 3:24 pm

It's not called out tremendously clearly, but the idea is that the landing party on Rigel 7, just prior to the start of the episode, was attacked and several injuries and deaths occured. See the dialogue between Boyce and Pike in the captain's cabin.


If you look carefully, Jose Tyler has a brace on his wrist, and another of the bridge officer has a bandage on his neck (same guy goes on the landing party mission). So, Spock's limp is most likely a result of that conflict.

CloudMinder2

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Report this Mar. 12 2012, 5:51 pm

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I admit it dioes look weird him limping around with no explanation at all.



Yes, it's a bit lame ;-)

"There are always alternatives" Spock

Vger23

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Report this Mar. 12 2012, 6:06 pm

Actually, I really like it! How often in Star Trek (especially the classic Trek) did you see that kind of carry-over or "long-term consequence" type-stuff happening? They could get in a huge fight and lose 5 redshirts...and next week everything was fine! I think "The Cage" was trying to show that there was a bigger, consequential universe out there that had the chance to affect the characters profoundly. And, it was actually important to the story that Pike was having personal doubts, as it was crucial to his behavior and attitudes as he experienced the various illusions.


 


It's amazing, but "The Cage" was really a piece of television way ahead of its time.

Lee72

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Report this Mar. 13 2012, 12:39 pm

Quote: Vger23 @ Mar. 12 2012, 6:06 pm

>Like in the scene from Ausin Powers, when we see one of Doctor Evils henchman get killed, and his buddies get the call in the bar! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD3w_VdTG30

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>Actually, I really like it! How often in Star Trek (especially the classic Trek) did you see that kind of carry-over or "long-term consequence" type-stuff happening? They could get in a huge fight and lose 5 redshirts...and next week everything was fine! I think "The Cage" was trying to show that there was a bigger, consequential universe out there that had the chance to affect the characters profoundly. And, it was actually important to the story that Pike was having personal doubts, as it was crucial to his behavior and attitudes as he experienced the various illusions.

>It's amazing, but "The Cage" was really a piece of television way ahead of its time.

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Saarak.

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Report this Mar. 13 2012, 2:08 pm

i too agree with vger23


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Report this Mar. 15 2012, 1:43 pm

he twisted his ankle as a child when he attacked those bullies in ST 09!

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