Vulcan Council President: You have surpassed the expectations of your instructors. Your final record is flawless, with one exception: I see that you have applied to Starfleet as well.
Spock: It was logical to cultivate multiple options.
Vulcan Council President: Logical, but unnecessary. You are hereby accepted to the Vulcan Science Academy. It is truly remarkable, Spock, that you have achieved so much despite your disadvantage. All rise.
Spock: If you would clarify, Minister: to what disadvantage are you referring?
Vulcan Council President: Your human motherSpock: Council… Ministers, I must decline.
Vulcan Council President: No Vulcan has ever declined admission to this academy!
Spock: Then as I am half-human, your record remains untarnished.
Sarek: Spock, you have made a commitment to honor the Vulcan way.
Vulcan Council President: Why did you come before this council today? Was it to satisfy your emotional need to rebel?
Spock: The only emotion I wish to convey is gratitude. Thank you, Ministers, for your consideration. Live long and prosper.
“It’s unnerving how he can insult you without even saying the words, but you know you’ve been insulted.” — The Boy, on Spock in this scene.
My favorite part of this movie is Spock’s “Dontchu talk ‘bout my Mama!” thread that runs through it, and particularly Zachary Quinto’s fantastic portrayal of it.
Star Trek: Into Meh-ness
I agree with Steve about the new Star Trek movie. (BEWARE! There be spoilers!)
To me it seems like a generic space action movie with trademarked puppet strings that are used to jerk around the rabid Star Trek fans. It left me feeling used for liking it.
The previous movie had its problems, but at least it was endemically Star Trek.
The psychological result of being second-in-command is the instinctive desire to mark your territory.
Now you know why he’s called “Number One”.
After the success of the Star Trek waffles, Eggo introduced the Battlestar Galactica themed waffles.