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Old March 26 2013, 06:09 PM   #16
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Re: Spock Prime: "You are not the captain?" line

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I figured that Spock simply knew the Enterprise would work best with Kirk in command and Spock as first officer, and tried to make that happen.
Being Vulcan, it is hard to tell, exactly what his tone implies, but it could have been subtly influencing Jim to realize he could be Captain and would need to take over in order to beat Nero.
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Old March 26 2013, 06:29 PM   #17
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I figured that Spock simply knew the Enterprise would work best with Kirk in command and Spock as first officer, and tried to make that happen.
Being Vulcan, it is hard to tell, exactly what his tone implies, but it could have been subtly influencing Jim to realize he could be Captain and would need to take over in order to beat Nero.
Spock Prime is doing what feels right. He's assuming that young Kirk is every bit as capable as the Kirk he knew. He's also supposing that Spock is as emotionally compromised as he is, and therefore not fit to command and pursue Nero in the most effective way. Frankly, beyond that, he can't know much.

And given his feelings for Pike, I doubt he believed he was sending Kirk back there to permanently take the Enterprise from Pike when all was said and done. I think he would've been just as easily satisfied if it had ended with Pike still in the captain's chair with Kirk as the first officer and Spock as science officer.
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