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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Mr Spock (Leonard Nimoy)

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Film: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Deceased Character: Mr Spock (Leonard Nimoy)
Archetype: Goody (Major)
Killed with: Warp Drive



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Written by Mr. Mouseburger 20th May 2006

Kindly submitted by Iellwen

With the famous quote: "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.", Spock manually fixes the Warp Drive that is literally leaking radiation, in order to allow the Enterprise to reach a high enough speed to avoid destruction from the Genesis bomb, thus saving the entire crew.

This death was noble, but the scriptwriters could not leave this character die, and so came up with a Spock transferred his “katra” to Bones, enabling him to be resurrected for the next film. Highly illogical captain...



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Last Updated: 2nd Jun 2008
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This review has 13 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'Iellwen' (reply to this comment)
Sorry to be a nitpicker, but it's "Captain" Spock.
Comment 2 by 'John' (reply to this comment)
No pediatricians were harmed during the making of this movie.
Comment 3 by 'Iellwen' (reply to this comment)
Spock was NEVER a doctor. His name is either Captain Spock or Mr. Spock. This entry is not titled correctly.
Comment 4 by 'Mr. Briggs Incorporated' (reply to this comment)
Spock is a child psychologist!
Comment 5 by 'Mr Mouseburger' (reply to this comment)
Mr Briggs, really? As well as a Star ship Captain?

I am pretty certain Spock was a doctor, specialising in homeopathic medicine, which is how he developed such an understanding for pressure points (aka the Vulgan death grip).

John, i dont think he was a pediatrician - he was never interested in peoples feet.
Comment 6 by 'Mr. Briggs Incorporated' (reply to this comment)
Read his BOOK
Comment 7 by 'Mr Mouseburger' (reply to this comment)
hehe, before it goes too far, i will confess that i was well aware or Mr Spocks title, but just felt it was a bit of fun to annoy the trekkies with the common misconception grinning smiley

Apologies chaps, live long and prosper! Nanoo Nanoowinking smiley
Comment 8 by 'Kooshmeister' (reply to this comment)
> John, i dont think he was a pediatrician - he was
> never interested in peoples feet.
>

That's not what a pediatrician is. According to dictionary.com, a pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in pediatrics, which is "The branch of medicine that deals with the care of infants and children and the treatment of their diseases."

I believe a foot doctor is an orthopedist.




Comment 9 by 'old bluffer' (reply to this comment)
>That's not what a pediatrician is

I'm not sure what country you gents are from, but suspect it is not England.
Mouse isn't stupid (he achieved a commendable 'D' grade in his O-level English), he was just having fun with his (superior) British humour.
And yes, he knows that Trekkies don't say "Nanoo nanoo" as well... :rolleyes:

OB
Comment 10 by 'Matrim' (reply to this comment)
How this garnered the "unsatisfying" category I'll never know...I think the death was handled remarkably well; unlike, say, Data in Nemesis.
Comment 11 by 'Bryan' (reply to this comment)
You people are thinking of a PODIATRIST. A PODIATRIST specializes in feet. Dr. Spock was a child psychologist and pediatrician.

Back on topic, this death and funeral scene have got to be one of the top 10 cinematic moments ever.
Comment 12 by 'Mr Mouseburger' (reply to this comment)
See, i told you all Spock was a child psychologist and pediatrician as well as head Vulcan on the spaceship Enterprise!! You lot wouldn't believe me, would you?! I think one of the deleted scenes from Wrath of Khan has Spock ministering salves to some child's particularly nasty bunions.
Comment 13 by 'Phaserbutt' (reply to this comment)
Spock was never a doctor! I think you're confusing him with Dr. Zaius. He was the one who looked like a monkey. Stop trying to use your Jedi mind tricks on us!