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Old September 30 2012, 05:35 AM   #48
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Re: Spock & Spock Prime: Was the Torch Successfully Passed?

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
TOS was constantly finding excuses for Spock to beat up Kirk, in "The Naked Time," "This Side of Paradise," "Amok Time" . . . whenever he was emotionally compromised in some way.

I always figured Spock smacking Kirk around the bridge of the new Enterprise was basically a homage to those scenes.
IT'S TRADITION!! That's the ticket!

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And the original Spock was certainly capable of expressing irritation on occasion. For example: just look how exasperated he gets with all that bureaucratic stonewalling in "Mark of Gideon." Not to mention the way McCoy gets on his nerves in "The Tholian Web."
Seriously, though, you make a very good point. I don't know where some people get the idea that Spock is an emotional automaton, but it certainly isn't from any Star Trek that aired in the real world. . .

"No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style. . . "
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