Favorite 'Little' Moments...

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Farscape One, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Commodore Commodore

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    I like the bit in Plato where Spock crushes the vase with one hand and goes sort of catatonic.
     
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  2. Talos IV

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    The opening teaser to "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", when Spock says "Dr. Korby ... often called the Pasteur of Archeological Medicine" -- there's an extremely nifty Bokeh-focus shot of Nurse Chapel, as she turns toward Kirk to hear what Spock is saying. I simply love this shot and wish the show had done more like it:

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  3. johnnybear

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    Although she stayed with the ship as we learnt in the last scene we didn't see her again for another twenty two episodes! So Yeoman Rand, whom she shared only one episode with was long gone before we saw her in Operation:Annihilate with her soft brown hair instead!
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  4. johnnybear

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    Spock showing his resentment at being treated like that!
    Or Leonard Nimoy also showing his indignation at having to act in such a poor episode of the show! :vulcan:
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  5. Discofan

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    In "All Our Yesterdays" the look of surprise on McCoy's face when for the first time in the series Spock manifests resentment for his criticism.
     
  6. johnnybear

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    Not just resentment, he physically hoists him out of his bed and holds him probably off the ground! :vulcan:
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  7. Discofan

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    I was trying to soft-pedal the truth. ;)
     
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  8. plynch

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    Spock should have done that two seasons prior, woulda saved a lot of grief. A very deserved reaction imho. Nimoy wrote the tune for "Bitter Dregs," didn't he? Couldn't a hated the ep that much.
     
  9. Henoch

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    Do you think after this event that Spock and McCoy's relationship suffered so much that McCoy could no longer work with Spock that he shortly resigned from Starfleet. Hence McCoy's non-Starfleet status and their strained initial interactions in ST:TMP?
     
  10. ZapBrannigan

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    Absolutely not! Spock and McCoy lived by the Bro Code, the guys' ethos, that there can be harsh words and no grudge. Boys learn it playing sports and whatnot. The cultural cliché is that women hold grudges, not men, and the evolutionary theory to explain it is that men had to learn to cool off and forgive their friends, or there'd be nothing but nihilistic bloodshed in the world, while women were less prone to lethal violence, and therefore more free to stay angry at each other.
     
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  11. Discofan

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    Or maybe it's because for a long time women were the slaves of men. And slaves tend to put a lid on their resentment until it builds up and the cooker explodes. It's healthy to let off some steam from time to time.
     
  12. johnnybear

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    Well Stardate wise this was the final episode of the series! Or TAS was and I don't think McCoy had any goes at each other in that or did they? :shifty:
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  13. Discofan

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    I don't remember any antagonistic exchanges between Spock and McCoy on TAS. The characters were more simple.
     
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  14. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    I loved it whenever McCoy was grouchy and complaining and Spock easily zinged him with his very subtle, dry Vulcan humor.

    Examples,
    McCoy: Don't look so surprised, Spock, us medical men are trained in logic.
    Spock: Really, Doctor? Watching you in action I would have assumed it was trial and error.

    Or from "The Ultimate Computer"
    Spock: I only regret that a ship's surgeon's memory en-grams can't be implanted into a computer, Doctor, I'm sure the torrential flood of illogic would be most entertaining.
     
  15. johnnybear

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    For all McCoy's verbal attacks on Spock, the Vulcan could give it back at anytime! :vulcan:
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    Balance of Terror - I thought it was funny that whenever the Romulan ship was torpedoed by the Enterprise, dirt and gravel would fall out of the ceiling. Exactly what are these Romulan ships made of?
     
  17. johnnybear

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    Dirt and gravel? :rommie:
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  18. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    In "Plato's Stepchildren" (in one of the nuttiest scenes ever filmed) I thought Kirk & Spock's singing/dancing was pretty catchy: "I'm Tweedledee, he's Tweedledum, we're spacemen marching to a drum! We slide among the mimsey troves and gyre among the borogoves!" And of course that scene ends with the midget riding Kirk's back while Kirk starts neighing like a horse. The astonished look on McCoy's face says it better than I can.
     
  19. Discofan

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    Sounds like something by Lewis Carrol.
     
  20. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    No, McCoy wasn't that thin-skinned. Plus, he must have enjoyed his constant banter with Spock or he wouldn't have been constantly initiating it. McCoy had his own reasons for semi-retiring from Starfleet that had nothing to do with Spock. Maybe McCoy was exhausted from the constant life-and-death extreme space dangers in most episodes of the original (I would be). It's as good an explanation as any.