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Old May 22 2009, 02:53 AM   #31
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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.
Technically, it was "If I was human."

Whoo, pedantry on a Star Trek board! Makes me feel like a winner. I think I'm going to go read a book or something.
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Old May 22 2009, 02:56 AM   #32
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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.
Technically, it was "If I was human."

Whoo, pedantry on a Star Trek board! Makes me feel like a winner. I think I'm going to go read a book or something.
Hah! I knew that, too. I just didn't want to crush someone else's spirit by pointing it out. Enjoy your win, you pendant.
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Old May 22 2009, 03:37 AM   #33
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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.
A lot of the time it was "Ahead Warp Factor [x]..."

I liked the intent of the line and the delivery, but they did need a better line, preferably a straight lift like:

"Thrusters ahead. Take us out."

or

"The word is given: warp speed!"

another nice one would have beeh:

"Second star to the right, and straight on 'till morning!"
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Old May 22 2009, 03:39 AM   #34
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Spock's last line should have been "THE WOMEN!"
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Old May 22 2009, 04:20 AM   #35
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I thought it worked well enough as intended. Besides what could he have said that would have been any better?

Live long and prosper?
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Good luck on your star trek?
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Badass?
There goes this years Iron Man?

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Old May 22 2009, 04:45 AM   #36
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"Check the circuit."
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Old May 22 2009, 06:28 AM   #37
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THE WOMEN!
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Old May 22 2009, 07:14 AM   #38
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I think there would be riots if the last line of the movie was Harry Kim saying, "Computer, end program" and walking out of one of Voyager's holodecks.
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Old May 22 2009, 08:27 AM   #39
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Ah, "Switch to rockets, we're blasting out!" would've been better.
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Old May 22 2009, 08:29 AM   #40
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I said it in another thread: somehow I thought the line was a mirror of McCoy's line in TVH: "I don't know if you got the whole picture but he's not exactly working on all thrusters."
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Old May 22 2009, 08:36 AM   #41
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

May be that was the line that couldn't be reworked due to the screenwriters' strike!

But seriously, the line is good as is. It really conveys what that line means. Thrusters on full!
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Old May 22 2009, 08:36 AM   #42
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Old May 22 2009, 08:47 AM   #43
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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.
It is likely the final line we will ever have from one of the original crew - of any series, let alone TOS. I don't think it's unreasonable for people to want it to be something special.

I'm yet to see any better ideas though.
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Old May 22 2009, 08:50 AM   #44
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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.
Technically, it was "If I was human."

Whoo, pedantry on a Star Trek board! Makes me feel like a winner. I think I'm going to go read a book or something.


I was goin' for the best part of a good quote.

Yeah, that's it...



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Hah! I knew that, too. I just didn't want to crush someone else's spirit by pointing it out. Enjoy your win, you pendant.
And now my spirit is doubly crushed.

Or something.

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Old May 22 2009, 01:03 PM   #45
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OK, the definitive last line for Spock should've been: "This will not be our fathers's star trek."
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