Weekend Diversion: Spock and the legacy of Star Trek (Synopsis)

“An ancestor of mine maintained that when you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” -Mr. Spock, Star Trek

Sometimes the truth is hard to handle on its own, so we resort to fiction to make it a little easier to swallow. Have a listen to Summer Fiction’s song,

By The Sea,

while you consider one of the greatest "fictions" we've ever told ourselves to do exactly that: Star Trek.

In many important ways, Star Trek was unlike any of the other science fiction stories to come before it, and the various television series that it spawned have helped us deal with a myriad of issues that seemed unapproachable directly. Yet for many years now, we've been without a Star Trek television series, and I think that's left a void that nothing else has quite stepped up to fill.

Whether you agree or not, I think you'll enjoy reading about Spock and the legacy of Star Trek, a perfect way to remember the legacy that Leonard Nimoy's inimitable alien character left for us all.

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I didn't know he passed away on 27th :( RIP Mr Spock.

I loved one of his lines from Undiscovered Country... The Universe will unfold as it should. Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.

I'm glad you brought up JJ Abrams. While I loved Fringe, he should have never been allowed to direct Star Trek. He even admitted that he never liked any of the series and that he tried desperately to make Star Trek for no Trek fans... hense his parallel time line and solar flares in every other screenshot... rubish.

There was only one Gene Rodenbery, and there was only one Leonard Nimoy :(

By Sinisa Lazarek (not verified) on 01 Mar 2015 #permalink

LLAP.

I also agree with Sinisa and Ethan about the reboots. They are decent space opera but have none of the social commentary that made Roddenberry's Star Trek fairly unique and special.

“An ancestor of mine maintained that when you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” -Mr. Spock, Star Trek

Do I remember wrong or this statement was originally written in a Sherlock Holmes' novel?

@ Mauro

you are correct, of course. That was the whole point of the line... Spock giving homage to Sherlock.

By Sinisa Lazarek (not verified) on 02 Mar 2015 #permalink

p.s. hence Data as character replacement for Spock in Next Generation, and the whole sub-story of Data as Sherlock in holodeck.

By Sinisa Lazarek (not verified) on 02 Mar 2015 #permalink