"Then this'll be your big chance to get away from it all."

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Arpy, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Arpy

    Arpy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 22, 2001
    Kirk's line from TWOK. His other one when he cut short his inspection of the ship and mouthed the word "later" too: these sound like tag lines for ads in commercials or something. Were these jokes from the popular culture outside Trek at the time?
  2. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    The first one, "a chance to get away from it all" is just an old expression. I don't remember it, or the other one being from any comercial or being a buzz phrase of the time.
  3. Valin

    Valin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 5, 2003
    Helium, Barsoom
    People still use that expression all the time (in the US anyway).
  4. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    I don't see how either of these things would have anything to do with pop culture. They're just expressions.
  5. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

    May 26, 2007
    In many different universes, simultaneously.
    "Get away from it all" is an expression that's been around for many decades. It inspired a fanspeak term: "GAFIATE" (verb) - to Get Away From It All - to leave fandom, either temporarily or permanently. Somebody wrote a filk song about it (I can only remember the chorus).
  6. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 24, 2009
    Actually I do recall “This’ll be your big chance to get away from it all” being used in a TV commercial for an upcoming broadcast of the movie. Funny how it stuck with me all these years.
  7. Minuet

    Minuet Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 16, 2012
    The marvelous progressive utopia of California
    God knows McCoy needs to get away from it all throughout his lifetime. He always practically seems on the brink of a nervous breakdown. That guy deserves a vacation that doesn't get interrupted. Case in point: The Final Frontier, I mean, let the guy eat his beans and whiskey in peace before he completely snaps!
  8. Ziz

    Ziz Commodore Commodore

    Sep 25, 2001
    Look closer. He says "Let it go", as in "forget about it".