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Tue 29 Nov 16 #1 
jmaxg
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Obviously Gene Roddenberry is the beginning. His idea of "A wagon train to the stars" was interesting. But not ultimately what it came to be.

So what was it about the concept that moved people? Let's check that out.

  1.  The USS Enterprise. A ship of amazing structure and beauty. Purely a ship designed for the vacuum of space.
  2. Kirk. A captain of prelonged training and subsequent wisdom. The guy was not only good at his job, he was amazing at his job.
  3. A mixed crew of color and ethnicity. Communications Officer Lt. Uhura stood out because of her obvious talent. But Ensign Chekov and Lt. Sulu made up the back end.

Actually, Lt. Uhura made it seem more real. Chekov and Sulu were stand-bys. I am sure they get that.

But what made this one show the best in science fiction history?

Easy......the best science fiction character in literary, filmed, or otherwise history?

"Mr. Spock"




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Tue 29 Nov 16 #2 
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If you don't get that then I am not worried.

But he is for so many reasons.

He is the ultimate science fiction character.

Even over and above Larry Niven's puppeteer.




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Tue 29 Nov 16 #3 
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"Mr. Spock" and why he is the best sci-fi character of all time.

  1. He is partly Romulan
  2. He is partly Vulcan
  3. He is partly Human

The best thing about Mr. Spock is he represented something about ourselves that we found it hard to acknowledge. Emotion in the Vulcan sense is controllled.

Whereas Romulans and Earthlings are quite emotional and explosive, Vulcans are very much controlled.

With the passing of Leonard Nimoy, the question still has to be asked......what did he do to actually present the best science fiction character of all time?

With respect, what didn't he do?

The answer to that is he did everything including creating the character on his own terms.

So lets talk about Spock and the creation of Spock....who did it, when did it happen?

Leonard Nimoy actually created much of Spock. A creep suit company was tasked to create the ears but they failed. Nimoy himself along side make up artists produced the ears.




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Tue 29 Nov 16 #4 
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For so many reasons, I will state the obvious.......

Who is the best sci-fi character of all time?

Easy......he's the BOMB!

"Spock".

The reasons why are not easy. They are very human which he will dislike.

But the fact is, even in the event, we bow are head in tribute.

You are Spock. The one that says to us "Live Long and Prosper".

We say something but it doesn't even come close.

"Putting up with this is harder than expected."




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Tue 29 Nov 16 #5 
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I literally miss the best science fiction character of all time.

He is Mr. Spock.




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Tue 29 Nov 16 #6 
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If you have a beef with that, take it up with me directly.




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Thu 1 Dec 16 #7 
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I forgot to mention......

Java has taken up watching every single episode of Star Trek, The Original Series.

I think it's because she remembered that her brothers loved it so and now she is exploring for herself on her brothers behalf.

Private Message Java and offer your thoughts on the best Star Trek episodes.

Remember, Java is still in Series One.




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Thu 1 Dec 16 #8 
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Why is Mr. Spock the best sci-fi character in history?

Well, from anybody's perspective, I think a being that witholds all emotion and passion in favour of logic must be the way.

Yet Spock is not just partly human and partly vulcan. He is also genetically related to the explosively emotional Romulans......a race dedicated to domination based on sheer expression, be that love or hatred.

Spock himself is the sum total of all of us.

His preference for the Vulcan way is a message to all of us. Hold your logic in tight and don't let it be overcome.

Faith is cool, but only when tempered by a questioning mind.

Spock is what, I think, we aim to be.

Spock is what we want to be.




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