Re: Spock & Spock Prime: Was the Torch Successfully Passed?
Except Spock is nearly ten years younger in the film than he was in TOS. Remember the smiling, loud Spock from the pilots?
And he was baited by into an emotional response by McCoy in All Our Yesterdays
Spock evolved as a character as TOS ran, he wasn't the stoic, coldly logical character early on.
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock