"A Few weeks latter they found a cure, a god damned cure!"Contrived?

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  1. DaleC76

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    Re: "A Few weeks latter they found a cure, a god damned cure!"Contrive

    A scene with Spock as a child witnessing a similar statement from his father would have been a bit better, IMO.
     
  2. GalaxyX

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    Re: "A Few weeks latter they found a cure, a god damned cure!"Contrive

    I couldn't have said it better myself. This, by far, is my favorite scene in TFF, and unlike a lot of people here, I actually like the movie and enjoy watching it from time to time.

    If we wanted a technical answer, I actually agree with one of the above posters in the fact that most treatments takes years or decades because of political walls (requiring approval from government agencies like the FDA, etc etc.). I highly doubt Starfleet Medical has such obstructions. I'm sure if they find effective treatments for a disease, such a treatment could go from discovery to application in a matter of weeks or months.

    I could see McCoy having to deal with the fact that after his father dies, maybe a month or 2 later Starfleet Medical comes up with an effective cure for the disease, even if it was just the discovery of it. I'm sure that would tear him up emotionally, and that's what makes it the best scene of the movie IMO.
     
  3. TREK_GOD_1

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    Re: "A Few weeks latter they found a cure, a god damned cure!"Contrive

    Great points. The McCoy scene was one of the highlights of the TOS films series. DK scored with that one.
     
  4. TREK_GOD_1

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    Re: "A Few weeks latter they found a cure, a god damned cure!"Contrive

    Well said.
     

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