"Thrusters on full" ~Spock

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by RoJoHen, May 17, 2009.

  1. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Admiral

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    Exactly. As I said, I was fine with the line's intention. I knew what it was trying to accomplish, and I even like the way Nimoy delivered it.

    It was just the line itself that was, I dunno, just kind of "meh."
  2. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    Yeah, if this is Nimoy's last line as Spock, it'll bug me, too. Especially since, "Go to Hell." was so much better.

    But, Leonard Nimoy was asked if he would be in the Trek reboot sequel, and he said that if JJ Abrams calls, he'll answer the phone.

  3. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 20, 2007
    inside teacake
    I remember worrying that George Lucas was going to drop dead of a heart attack before he finished ROTS. Now I will worry about whether Nimoy will make it to 80 so he can do STXII.
  4. Peacemaker

    Peacemaker Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 10, 2000
    Time Vortex
    I think the line was supposed to be a reference to the way Kirk tended to leave spacedock...a bit faster than regulations themselves. It's a nod to Trek VI when he tells Valeris to proceed at one quarter impulse and she turns to remind him that regulations specifically state that only maneuvering thrusters are recommended for spacedock. However, how many people in the general audience would "get," a line like "all ahead at one quarter impulse," so they kept the spirit of the words but changed the words themselves to "thrusters on full."
  5. indranee

    indranee Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2003
    it was a great line, I thought. especially the way he said it -- almost wistfully, as if he was missing/remembering the old days and his old friend.

    throughout the movie, even with Pine's wonderfully understated Shatneresque performance, this was the moment when I most felt the presence of Shatner and the... uhh... real (sorry!!) Kirk. sent a few shivers up my spine.
  6. Triton46

    Triton46 Captain Captain

    Jan 10, 2003
    The flash back I had at that scene was to the final scene of the final episode of Enterprise. Deanna and Will in the rafters watching the formation of the federation...I almost expected Spock to say, "Computer, end program."
  7. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2007
    He should have said

    "Computer, End Program"

  8. Franklin

    Franklin Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 22, 2006
    In the bleachers
    It was a strangely worded line. Maybe, "Ahead full thrusters," or something like that. Maybe even shouting, "Ahead FULL THRUSTERS!"

    Or no words at all, just an approving nod.

    As far as Kirk having any kind of line like "engage," goes, he did say, "Take us home, Sulu," in the film. That's a line I can remember him using variations of more than once in TOS and the movies.
  9. Brutal Strudel

    Brutal Strudel Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    I got it: Spock should have said "I'll fuck anything that moves!"
  10. Franklin

    Franklin Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 22, 2006
    In the bleachers
    Um, in this movie, I think that line would've worked better if said by the younger Spock.
  11. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Technically, it was "If I was human."

    Whoo, pedantry on a Star Trek board! Makes me feel like a winner. I think I'm going to go read a book or something.
  12. Franklin

    Franklin Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 22, 2006
    In the bleachers
    Hah! I knew that, too. I just didn't want to crush someone else's spirit by pointing it out. Enjoy your win, you pendant. ;)
  13. darkwing_duck1

    darkwing_duck1 Vice Admiral

    Nov 18, 2001
    the Unreconstructed South
    A lot of the time it was "Ahead Warp Factor [x]..."

    I liked the intent of the line and the delivery, but they did need a better line, preferably a straight lift like:

    "Thrusters ahead. Take us out."


    "The word is given: warp speed!"

    another nice one would have beeh:

    "Second star to the right, and straight on 'till morning!"
  14. Mike Farley

    Mike Farley Commodore Commodore

    Mar 25, 2005
    Lost Vegas
    Spock's last line should have been "THE WOMEN!"
  15. EnsignRicky

    EnsignRicky Commodore Commodore

    Jan 22, 2008
    Pre-Apocalyptic Earth
    I thought it worked well enough as intended. Besides what could he have said that would have been any better?

    Live long and prosper?
    Boldly go my friends?
    Good luck on your star trek?
    Make it so?
    There goes this years Iron Man?

    Personally I'm at a loss.
  16. Campe

    Campe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 27, 2001
    "Check the circuit."
  17. Anticitizen

    Anticitizen Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 16, 2008
    Black Mesa Research Facility
  18. Maxillius

    Maxillius Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 6, 2007
    I think there would be riots if the last line of the movie was Harry Kim saying, "Computer, end program" and walking out of one of Voyager's holodecks.
  19. HortaVorta

    HortaVorta Commodore Commodore

    Jul 12, 2001
    Orion Arm (coreward side)
    Ah, "Switch to rockets, we're blasting out!" would've been better.
  20. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 18, 2006
    Flying Spaghetti Western
    I said it in another thread: somehow I thought the line was a mirror of McCoy's line in TVH: "I don't know if you got the whole picture but he's not exactly working on all thrusters."