Re: Are we forgetting why Spock is a great character?
I can understand that Kirk realizes the friendship there because of his mind meld with Spock(prime). But nuSpock has not been friends with Kirk long enough to have established such a strong meaningful bond.
So the strength of friendship is dictated first and foremost by how long you've been friends with someone? That's news to me.
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock