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Old June 6 2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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What's the deal with Spock being betrothed?

Forgive me if this was discussed before.

Are we supposed to pretend that never happened even though the only one presumably effected by Nero's presence right off the bat was James T. Kirk, who last his father and a positive male role model. I mean in TOS we are told that Spock & T'Pring were bonded at the age of 7. So I would have to assume at least that much would still happen.

I hope that the betrothal bond was severed by T'Pring death on Vulcan. But still, to publicly kiss Uhura, it would have to mean, to me that they had given prior signs of public displays of affection. That thought leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, because Spock is supposed to be all logical. Other thoughts?
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Old June 6 2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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Re: What the deal with the Spock being betroved

Vulcans could be polygamous.
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Old June 6 2013, 09:56 PM   #3
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Re: What the deal with the Spock being betroved

Spock may still be betrothed - we don't know that T'Pring died in the destruction of Vulcan (although it is statistically likely).
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Old June 6 2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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Re: What the deal with the Spock being betroved

Or this current Spock is young and doesn't really care about his betrothal to T'Pring.

I mean, in Enterprise, T'Pol was betrothed to some random Vulcan but was still in a relationship with Trip.
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Old June 6 2013, 09:59 PM   #5
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Re: What the deal with the Spock being betroved

Or Pon Farr bonding is a marriage in name only, a way of dealing with biology but is not a permanent marriage. The bond mates meet every seven years, but are otherwise free of each other to marry whom they choose.
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Old June 6 2013, 10:00 PM   #6
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Re: What the deal with the Spock being betroved

Or maybe Spock invoked the rite of ritual combat, and Uhura lirpa'd T'Pring's ass right into the ground.
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Old June 6 2013, 10:13 PM   #7
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Re: What the deal with the Spock being betroved

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Or maybe Spock invoked the rite of ritual combat, and Uhura lirpa'd T'Pring's ass right into the ground.
Ha ha, that I would like to see even though I am not a fan of this pairing. I liked T'Pring even less.
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Old June 6 2013, 10:18 PM   #8
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Re: What the deal with the Spock being betroved

Spock had girlfriends prior to "Amok Time" (there is a hint of something having happened with Leila Kalomi earlier in his life, before they actually got it on in "This Side of Paradise"). I really don't see the big deal.
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Old June 6 2013, 10:22 PM   #9
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Old June 6 2013, 10:22 PM   #10
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Re: What the deal with the Spock being betroved

That might be a fun subplot for the next movie, and another fun way to bring Leonard Nimoy back.

Young Spock goes through Pon Farr.
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Old June 6 2013, 10:26 PM   #11
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That might be a fun subplot for the next movie, and another fun way to bring Leonard Nimoy back.

Young Spock goes through Pon Farr.
Again, building off my previous post
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Old June 6 2013, 11:57 PM   #12
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Old June 7 2013, 12:45 AM   #13
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Re: What the deal with the Spock being betroved

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That might be a fun subplot for the next movie, and another fun way to bring Leonard Nimoy back.

Young Spock goes through Pon Farr.
Again, building off my previous post
So Pon Farr is just plain Vulcan biology? I thought the planet had a bigger role in Pon Farr... or maybe with the planet gone it might not be so strong or has changed (longer time between mating, starts at a later age, starts at a younger age, etc.)
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Old June 7 2013, 12:52 AM   #14
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Re: What the deal with the Spock being betroved

T'Pring is (unfortunately) very likely dead. And that's the end of her as far as this universe goes I suspect.
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Old June 7 2013, 12:56 AM   #15
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Re: What the deal with the Spock being betroved

Yeah, that really bothered me, too. It's one of many reasons I didn't care for S/U.

In retrospect, it would have made much more sense to me if their romance had officially begun AFTER the destruction of Vulcan. Before that happens, we could see that Uhura loves Spock and is pursing him, but he gently refuses her because he is engaged to T'Pring, and also because it's just not in his character to openly pursue a romance with a co-worker. But then Vulcan blows up, T'Pring is dead, and that experience shakes Spock to his core so that now he's willing to get involved with Uhura. If the 2009 film had gone like that, I would have had a much easier time accepting the relationship.
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