Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Favorite Spock Moment

As people continue to mourn Leonard Nimoy, I'm seeing folks throw all kinds of terrific Star Trek clips on social media and elsewhere to commemorate him, and figured I'd toss one into the mix as well. Believe it or not, it comes from the William Shatner-directed Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, generally accepted as being one of the weakest of all the features (the weakest weakest is actually this one).

Nonetheless, for all its failings, Trek V is the only flick to really focus on the Trek troika of Kirk, Spock, and Bones, illustrating how their unique bond is what gave the original Star Trek so much of its enduring appeal. Thus, the scene below plays on the camaraderie that the characters (and actors) developed after decades working and playing together, and it runs the gamut from easygoing to introspective to humorous, culminating in one of my favorite Spock moments. Check it out:

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