View Single Post
Old September 14 2009, 07:21 AM   #79
Vice Admiral
T'Girl's Avatar
Re: Mr. Spock instead of Sir or Commander

Red Ranger wrote: View Post

I have another possible reason why Spock was most often called "Mister," or just "sir": That's the way he preferred it!

Red Ranger
I believe earlier both Mr. T and the movie "They call me mister tibbs" were brought up. Both are examples of individuals who insist on being call 'Mister' as a show of respect. Gene Roddenberry's future is far from perfect, Spock is a vulcan in what appears to be a service dominated by (white) humans. There is sexism in TOS, and maybe still some specie-ism too.

In addition to being an expression of his non-militaristic pacifist believes, mister is a demand for a open show of respect.

It's easy to support someones beliefs if they are identical to your own.
Tolerating beliefs that you don't personal embrace, or even fully understand, is harder.
T'Girl is offline   Reply With Quote