Friday, February 20, 2009

Mr. Spock Quotes

Mr. Spock, half human (mother), half vulcan (father). Spock did not originally have the logical manner that would be associated with the character, this instead being a trait of the character Number One (Majel Barrett) who was dropped in developing the second pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (1966). This episode presents a more fully-formed Spock, with his trademark logic. Nimoy liked the character's newly logical nature, observing that the character is "struggling to maintain a Vulcan attitude, a Vulcan philosophical posture and a Vulcan logic, opposing what was fighting him internally, which was human emotion."

So in other words, Spock has a fully functional circuit 3, which is more than you can say for half our planet.

"Nowhere am I so desperately needed as among a (Earth-)shipload of illogical humans."

"My guess (2nd circuit emotional) doctor, would be meaningless. I suggest we refrain from guessing and find some facts. (3rd circuit rational) Spock out."

Kirk: You didn't really think I was going to beat his head in, did you?
Spock: I thought you might.
Kirk: You're right.

Kirk: Well, Mr Spock, if we can't disguise you, we'll find some way of explaining you.
Spock: That should prove interesting... (later:)
Kirk: My friend is obviously Chinese. I see you've noticed the ears. They're... actually quite easy to explain.
Spock: Perhaps the unfortunate accident I had as a child...
Kirk: The unfortunate accident he had as a child, he caught his head in a mechanical ... rice picker.

Kirk: At times you seem quite human.
Spock: Captain, I don't think that insults are within your prerogative as my commanding officer.

"I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question."

Kirk: Well, there it is - war. We didn't want it, but we've got it.
Spock: It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.

"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."

"Judging by the pollution content of the atmosphere, I believe we have arrived at the late twentieth century."

Spock: To hunt a species to extinction is not logical.
Gillian: Whoever said the human race was logical?

"Are you sure it isn't time for a colourful metaphor?"

McCoy: I'll tell you one thing, Spock. You never cease to amaze me.
Spock: Nor I, myself.

"I am what I am, Leila, and if there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them. Mine can be no worse than someone else's."

Gillian: Are you sure you won't change your mind?
Spock: Is there something wrong with the one I have?

Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected. In this case, I should think "interesting" would suffice.

"What we require now is a feat of linguistic legerdemain and a degree of intrepidity."

"What you want is irrelevant, what you have chosen is at hand."

"Logic, logic, logic. Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end."

3 comments:

Ed said...

Spock is a great character.My favorite Spock episode is the one where Kirk encounters the "evil" Spock in an alternate universe, And Spock was essentialy the same peson.

Thanks for posting that.

dedroidify said...

Excellent I'll check that one out in the near future. I've never seen much of the original series except the movies, but am digging it on tv.

Ed said...

Check this out Droidy.

Rambo Meets Star Trek.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC-_w2UFrJQ&feature=channel