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Old May 17 2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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"Thrusters on full" ~Spock

Was this a weird line for anyone else? At the very end of the movie, when Kirk is promoted to Captain, we see Old Spock up in the rafters and he mutters this line.

I mean, I get what he's saying, but really? Thrusters on full? You don't have anything better? Maybe something about warp?
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Old May 17 2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

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Was this a weird line for anyone else? At the very end of the movie, when Kirk is promoted to Captain, we see Old Spock up in the rafters and he mutters this line.

I mean, I get what he's saying, but really? Thrusters on full? You don't have anything better? Maybe something about warp?
I loved the line, myself. Spock knew that even in this reality, his old friend was still the same man at heart. I thought it rather endearing.

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Old May 17 2009, 11:31 PM   #3
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

I liked the intention of the line, just not the line itself. Thrusters just don't do anything for me.
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Old May 17 2009, 11:31 PM   #4
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

I took it as him recting a series of phrases that the crew said before getting underay on a new mission.
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Old May 17 2009, 11:32 PM   #5
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

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Was this a weird line for anyone else? At the very end of the movie, when Kirk is promoted to Captain, we see Old Spock up in the rafters and he mutters this line.

I mean, I get what he's saying, but really? Thrusters on full? You don't have anything better? Maybe something about warp?
You dont warp near space dock. DUH!
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Old May 17 2009, 11:33 PM   #6
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

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Was this a weird line for anyone else? At the very end of the movie, when Kirk is promoted to Captain, we see Old Spock up in the rafters and he mutters this line.

I mean, I get what he's saying, but really? Thrusters on full? You don't have anything better? Maybe something about warp?
You dont warp near space dock. DUH!
And you sure as hell don't use your impulse engines, but Kirk did that all the time anyway!
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Old May 18 2009, 12:26 AM   #7
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It was strange. I figured that in the very next scene we'd hear Kirk give that as an order showing Spock being back at this point in time stirred memories of their maiden voyage together.

It reminded me of the way the writers would invent an idiosyncrasy out of the blue for Janeway ie "Dark Frontier" and her twiddling her communcator.
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Old May 18 2009, 01:04 AM   #8
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

The line was an odd choice...But I'm sure it's the future equivelent of "Full speed ahead!".

Two little problems, though. He said it too quietly -- I didn't catch it on my first viewing -- and they cut away from the scene to quickly to really digest what had just transpired.
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Old May 18 2009, 01:12 AM   #9
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It was symbolically passing the torch.
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Old May 18 2009, 01:13 AM   #10
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

I liked the intention, I thought the line could've been better. What was Kirk's trademark like Engage?
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

He shoulda said "Pedal to the metal, Captain!"

Now that would have been meta!
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Old May 18 2009, 01:15 AM   #12
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

I didn't like the line either and said so in my initial review in the Grading and Discussion thread. It's just an incredibly odd and unimaginative thing to say for Spock. It didn't feel right. Honestly, I would have preferred if he said nothing at all. I mean, is this all the writers could come up with?
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

"It didn't feel right".

"It's incredibly odd and unimaginative".

"Is this all the writers could come up with?".

Jesus Christ. It's one fucking line. It had one function: To show the passing of the torch from Spock's era to the new era. It functioned fine.
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Old May 18 2009, 01:27 AM   #14
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It functioned fine.
Which doesn't mean that I have to like it.
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Old May 18 2009, 01:30 AM   #15
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

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"It didn't feel right".

"It's incredibly odd and unimaginative".

"Is this all the writers could come up with?".

Jesus Christ. It's one fucking line. It had one function: To show the passing of the torch from Spock's era to the new era. It functioned fine.
Hmmmm, I think you're taking this far too seriously.

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