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Old May 18 2009, 01:38 AM   #16
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

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Jesus Christ. It's one fucking line.
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It had one function: To show the passing of the torch from Spock's era to the new era. It functioned fine.
Didn't Spock already pass the torch when he had that scene with NuSpock? That was the passing of the torch, not this line. And what I'm about to say I mean simply because we'll never know, but chances are good that this could be Leonard Nimoy's very last appearance as Spock in any medium. So when his character of Spock gives us his last line spoken on film (not counting the ending narration), why not make it a little more memorable? I'm not saying what they went with was a disaster, but even I know the real line should go "One quarter impulse power".
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Old May 18 2009, 01:41 AM   #17
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

Possibility;

Initially, there was supposed to be that Shatner voice over during that entire scene - the line may have been something other than it was: "Goodbye old friend..." Well, once Shat was out, they had to dub something there, and, since the film was already cut, echoing the next line on the bridge may have seemed like someone's good idea. It wasn't, of course - but it would explain some things.
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Old May 18 2009, 01:41 AM   #18
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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 agree. I saw it for the third time last night and once again I was like, meh.. couldn't they come up with something better for Spock's LAST LINE in the film? Maybe Nimoy's last line ever playing Spock?

It has bugged me each time.
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Old May 18 2009, 01:43 AM   #19
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I wanted him to say "Pure Energy", not tell me what's on his mind.
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Old May 18 2009, 01:44 AM   #20
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Didn't Spock already pass the torch when he had that scene with NuSpock? That was the passing of the torch, not this line.
Negative.

This line was old Spock's final bowing out, his final scene at the end of the film, followed directly by a dissolve to the rest of the casts' first unified presence on the bridge, moving into their new missions together.

One was finished, another one began.
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Old May 18 2009, 01:45 AM   #21
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It functioned fine.
Which doesn't mean that I have to like it.
Exactly. As I said, I was fine with the line's intention. I knew what it was trying to accomplish, and I even like the way Nimoy delivered it.

It was just the line itself that was, I dunno, just kind of "meh."
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Old May 18 2009, 02:28 AM   #22
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

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agree. I saw it for the third time last night and once again I was like, meh.. couldn't they come up with something better for Spock's LAST LINE in the film? Maybe Nimoy's last line ever playing Spock?

It has bugged me each time.
Yeah, if this is Nimoy's last line as Spock, it'll bug me, too. Especially since, "Go to Hell." was so much better.

But, Leonard Nimoy was asked if he would be in the Trek reboot sequel, and he said that if JJ Abrams calls, he'll answer the phone.

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Old May 18 2009, 02:36 AM   #23
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agree. I saw it for the third time last night and once again I was like, meh.. couldn't they come up with something better for Spock's LAST LINE in the film? Maybe Nimoy's last line ever playing Spock?

It has bugged me each time.
Yeah, if this is Nimoy's last line as Spock, it'll bug me, too. Especially since, "Go to Hell." was so much better.

But, Leonard Nimoy was asked if he would be in the Trek reboot sequel, and he said that if JJ Abrams calls, he'll answer the phone.

I remember worrying that George Lucas was going to drop dead of a heart attack before he finished ROTS. Now I will worry about whether Nimoy will make it to 80 so he can do STXII.
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Old May 18 2009, 02:42 AM   #24
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I think the line was supposed to be a reference to the way Kirk tended to leave spacedock...a bit faster than regulations themselves. It's a nod to Trek VI when he tells Valeris to proceed at one quarter impulse and she turns to remind him that regulations specifically state that only maneuvering thrusters are recommended for spacedock. However, how many people in the general audience would "get," a line like "all ahead at one quarter impulse," so they kept the spirit of the words but changed the words themselves to "thrusters on full."
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Old May 18 2009, 02:47 AM   #25
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

it was a great line, I thought. especially the way he said it -- almost wistfully, as if he was missing/remembering the old days and his old friend.

throughout the movie, even with Pine's wonderfully understated Shatneresque performance, this was the moment when I most felt the presence of Shatner and the... uhh... real (sorry!!) Kirk. sent a few shivers up my spine.
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Old May 22 2009, 01:58 AM   #26
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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?
The flash back I had at that scene was to the final scene of the final episode of Enterprise. Deanna and Will in the rafters watching the formation of the federation...I almost expected Spock to say, "Computer, end program."
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Old May 22 2009, 02:08 AM   #27
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He should have said

"Computer, End Program"

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Old May 22 2009, 02:15 AM   #28
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It was a strangely worded line. Maybe, "Ahead full thrusters," or something like that. Maybe even shouting, "Ahead FULL THRUSTERS!"

Or no words at all, just an approving nod.

As far as Kirk having any kind of line like "engage," goes, he did say, "Take us home, Sulu," in the film. That's a line I can remember him using variations of more than once in TOS and the movies.
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Old May 22 2009, 02:18 AM   #29
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

I got it: Spock should have said "I'll fuck anything that moves!"
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Old May 22 2009, 02:53 AM   #30
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I got it: Spock should have said "I'll fuck anything that moves!"
Um, in this movie, I think that line would've worked better if said by the younger Spock.
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