Did Spock tell Kirk anything at all about Discovery/Burnham/etc.?

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  1. TheMadCloner

    TheMadCloner Captain Captain

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    Maybe not even necessarily the whole story, but do you think he told one of his closest friends anything at all about what happened on Discovery? Or about his sister-by-adoption?
     
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    He didn't mention his brother until they actually met him. He's a private guy.
     
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  4. Guy Gardener

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    Anyone who melded with Spock got the full story.
     
  5. Timo

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    Nor did he tell anything about what happened on the Enterprise under Pike's watch, it seems. That is, Kirk knows Spock served under Pike, but the events of "The Cage" appear to be a complete surprise to him. Including the fact that the ship once went to Talos IV.

    Spock is good at keeping Starfleet secrets in addition to personal secrets. And melds don't appear to leak much: at least some of the secrets we later hear about remain secrets even after those, such as Sybok.

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  6. Tim Thomason

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    It would be kind of cool, however, if McCoy knew all about Burnham, Discovery (and Sybok and whatever other little secrets Spock had), but as he was a Doctor sworn to doctor-patient secrecy, he would never divulge these either.
     
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  7. Tosk

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    He didn't tell Kirk about his father, his mother, or his brother. So no, I doubt it.
     
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  8. F. King Daniel

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    Nope.

    He didn't tell anyone about his sexual affair with Kirk either, soooooo ;)
     
  9. MakeshiftPython

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    Trek fans need to come to grips with the fact that not every character knows everything about the Star Trek universe, especially the fans watching. As much as we've gotten out of 55 years, 800 episodes, and 13 films, we've really only seen and known so little. It took four seasons into TNG to find out that apparently the Federation had finally ended a long bloody war with the Cardassians that lasted over a decade.

    That's why Spock having a foster sister never bothered me. My only concern at the start of the show was "what's the point of giving Spock a sister?", and during the first season the show never really made a strong case for that. Second season at least tried, but I don't think it did enough, plus with Mike and crew jumping nearly a thousand years into the future it no longer really mattered.
     
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  10. Replica Picard

    Replica Picard Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    If they had time and Spock had no training in mental discipline, then maybe. But while we don't know precisely what Spock and Saavik (or anyone else) got up to or exactly how long it would take, we do know Spock had the latter. So I don't think so. And we can be fairly sure of that because...
    McCoy carried Spock's whole mind around inside his for weeks and was still surprised by Sybok's existence. (Or pretended very well, which I doubt.)
     
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  11. valden

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    No. considering the character only existed until 2018. lol
     
  12. Serveaux

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    Nope.

    He wouldn't even hint at the Mirror universe after Kirk had almost died there.
     
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  13. Kelso

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    He definitely told Droxine.
     
  14. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Mr. Leslie found out after his near death experience in Obsession allowed him to temporarily commune with the Space Koala.

    Let it be canon from here on out.
     
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    Better yet, he didn't even tell him about his connection with Sarek at a point where it would have been perfectly natural to come up, maybe even pertinent to tell Kirk, like, the moment it was announced Sarek would come aboard. He only told him about his parents until after they were literally standing in front of them, and Kirk had just made a fool out of himself by suggesting Spock go visit his parents on Vulcan.

    So, yeah, he will tell Kirk nothing, especially since it was his plan to let knowledge of the Discovery and everything related to stay with and die out with the people who already knew.
     
  16. Timo

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    Well, this "his plan" thing is overdoing it a bit: there really was no need for him to get declared classified a project that already was classified, or get declared unmentioned a half-sister in a family that never spoke of personal matters to begin with. But I can see young Spock being keen on overdoing...

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  17. fireproof78

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    Nope. Talking about himself is not a Spock thing to do.
     
  18. DigificWriter

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    No, because to do so would have been actually treasonous.

    Was it really necessary to even ask this question?
     
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  19. fireproof78

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    Yes. Because, characters not knowing all that the audience does is sometimes difficult to apply. There's always the hope that people in films know more than they reasonably could.
     
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  20. Oddish

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    Did anyone tell Harry Potter about Hogsmeade until his third year?

    I know it's the wrong fandom, but it's the same phenomenon: I call it a "world under construction" inconsistency.