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Old June 18 2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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Spock: "Thrusters on full..."?

I sort of get the emotional idea behind it, but why, really, in the last scene at the academy, where Spock's watching Kirk's accolades, does he say "Thrusters on full..." before the final sequence of the Enterprise? Is he remembering his days on the ship, or something? It captures a good emotion of the moment but still doesn't really seem to actually make sense for him to say that there.
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Old June 18 2009, 08:34 PM   #2
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Re: Spock: "Thrusters on full..."?

This has already been discussed in a couple threads. Maybe M'Sharak can find them...
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Old June 18 2009, 08:35 PM   #3
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Re: Spock: "Thrusters on full..."?

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This has already been discussed in a couple threads. Maybe M'Sharak can find them...
Ah, okay, sorry. Musta missed them.
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Old June 18 2009, 09:22 PM   #4
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Jeri wrote: View Post
This has already been discussed in a couple threads. Maybe M'Sharak can find them...
Here are a couple:

"Thrusters on full" ~Spock
Prime Spock's last line?

Also a bit in this:

A scene that I don't understand
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Old June 18 2009, 09:24 PM   #5
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Re: Spock: "Thrusters on full..."?

I thought it had to do with his Viagra kicking in.
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Old June 18 2009, 10:19 PM   #6
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Old June 18 2009, 10:29 PM   #7
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Re: Spock: "Thrusters on full..."?

seigezunt wrote: View Post
I thought it had to do with his Viagra kicking in.

LOL that was a good one. I don't even remember his saying this at all.

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Old June 18 2009, 10:34 PM   #8
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He knows their adventure is about to begin.

Hence the line
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Old June 18 2009, 11:11 PM   #9
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Old June 18 2009, 11:19 PM   #10
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he's a mod. it's his job. don't give him a bigger ego than the one he's got already!!

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Old June 18 2009, 11:19 PM   #11
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I like to be kind and considerate to my minions.

I AM JUST KIDDING!
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Old June 18 2009, 11:20 PM   #12
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now you've gone and done it. there's no saving our souls now.
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Old June 18 2009, 11:20 PM   #13
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He's thinking about it all starting over again, remembering his younger self and his friend on the bridge about to go blasting across the unknown. Good line.
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Old April 2 2013, 04:46 PM   #14
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this was mentioned in another thread, but to clarify:

It was actually Leonard Nimoy's line (he came up with it, and asked Abrams if he could say a line there when he was initially meant to be silent). Abrams mentions this on the DVD commentary, during the cave scene when Spock Prime meets Kirk. In the commentary it's revealed that he came up with the line while on set, and that it's "his blessing to the future of Star Trek."
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Old April 2 2013, 05:04 PM   #15
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I think "Warp speed ahead" or "Second star to the right" would have been better. Who goes on an adventure using thrusters?
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