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Old May 22 2009, 06:06 PM   #46
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

indranee wrote: View Post
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.
That's how I took it too and I started to have a bit of water in my eyes. Then they just killed me with Nimoy saying the speech and TOS music.

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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.
Nah, you think?
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Old May 22 2009, 06:12 PM   #47
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"Front deflectors, FULL INTENSITY!"
Yeah, and after the shout, everyone assembled below stops and looks up, "Who the hell is that?"

"YOUR EARS SAY THERE'S SOMEONE HERE, SENSORS SAY THERE ISN'T!" And he runs like hell out of Starfleet HQ.
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Old May 22 2009, 06:26 PM   #48
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I was expecting "Helm, ahead one-quarter impulse power."

Maybe that's just me.
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Old May 22 2009, 06:35 PM   #49
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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.
True. And seriously, as I said above, maybe it would've been better if we just saw him standing there, taking it all in. Perhaps with a look of satisfaction or approval. Mabye even a very slight smile or even chuckle, as if what he is seeing had triggered a pleasant memory in him.

If he had said nothing in that scene, then wouldn't his last line have been the one he delivered to young Spock? He gives the Vulcan salute and says, "Good luck." Says it all on many levels. That would've worked for me as Spock Prime's final line.
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Old May 22 2009, 07:58 PM   #50
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Terrible terrible line. What was Abraham thinking when he wrote that?

A better line would have been something to the effect of "good luck my firneds. Space is your frontier now. Smooth sailing. Aye aye."
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Old May 22 2009, 07:59 PM   #51
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Terrible terrible line. What was Abraham thinking when he wrote that?

A better line would have been something to the effect of "good luck my firneds. Space is your frontier now. Smooth sailing. Aye aye."
That line would have also been weird.
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Old May 22 2009, 08:35 PM   #52
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

What was Abraham, Martin and John thinking when they wrote that line about "To proceed with bold entreaty unto where no man had gone, before now, but not after"?

He should have said, "THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!"
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Old May 22 2009, 08:49 PM   #53
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"The Cubs Win the Pennant" is an obvious non-starter.
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Old May 22 2009, 09:08 PM   #54
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Maybe he should have said, "This isn't canon! This is a disaster!" and stormed off.
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Old May 22 2009, 09:19 PM   #55
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"The Cubs Win the Pennant" is an obvious non-starter.
Maybe someday there will be a movie where a crazed Cubs fan goes back in time to pull Bartman's glove out of Alou's way.
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Old May 22 2009, 09:21 PM   #56
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^ Maybe that's what Nero was originally trying to do when he came back in time.
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Old May 22 2009, 09:22 PM   #57
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It should have been "THE WOMEN!!!!!"
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Old May 22 2009, 09:24 PM   #58
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

Or, to document the moment:

"STAND BY TO PHOTOGRAPH!"
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Old May 22 2009, 09:27 PM   #59
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

I think Spock's ending line was not the best it could have been. Since I'm not a screen writer, I'll leave what it should have been to someone with those skills.

And speaking of lines, the "Hi" line by Nero didn't seem to fit properly.
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Old May 22 2009, 09:29 PM   #60
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"The Cubs Win the Pennant" is an obvious non-starter.
Maybe someday there will be a movie where a crazed Cubs fan goes back in time to pull Bartman's glove out of Alou's way.
No, just leave their little hearts crushed; we were south siders. U of C campus neighborhood, before we moved out here to our little house on the prairie.
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