Re: News about early 2014 schedule
Spock smiled in "The Cage," and when Uhura was singing to him in "Charlie X." And given his emotional epiphany in TMP, Spock smiling in the movie era isn't really out of character. The Fearful Summons has many, err, issues, but I wouldn't call that one of them.
It was just one thing that sprang to mind from the many 'issues'.
Yes, Spock does occasionally exhibit emotion, but this smile was a very ordinary thing without the slightest hint that it may have been in any way unusual.
Not the biggest issue with a thoroughly rotten book...
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...