Re: Why did they bother...
Nerys Myk wrote:
Uh, yeah. I find there to be a difference between these two situations:
- A sudden smile (which was quickly wiped away) after Spock thought he killed his CO and friend.
- Spock screaming "KHAAAAN" even though Khan wasn't responsible for Kirk's death, and then going on a rampage to hunt him down.
This new Spock is definitely more emotional, or at least definitely worse at repressing his emotions. That's fine, they want to make the character different. So I should rephrase and say that it doesn't seem like the Spock of TOS. "Out of character" was wrong because his character has been shown to be more erratic. It's really beside the point at any rate.
Both are emotional responses to extreme events. Even in the Prime Universe, Spock was more emotional when younger. (The Cage and WNMHGB)