… As the councillors were preparing to rise and disperse, Spock made the first spontaneous decision of his life. He did not feel entirely comfortable with it, but it felt…right. Even if it was not entirely logical.
“Council, Ministers—I must decline.”
(..)… Spock betrayed not a hint of what he was being accused of displaying. He was as calm and collected as if addressing a group of close friends. “I came with the intention of enrolling, as my father wished. However, your…” he hesitated long enough that no one could fail to get the point, “…‘insight’ has convinced me that my destiny lies elsewhere. You have persuaded me that for the foreseeable future at least, my life does not lie in the pursuit of pure academics. Therefore, the only emotion I wish to convey is… gratitude.” He nodded ever so slightly. “Thank you, ministers and councillors, for your consideration. Live long and prosper.”
No emotion in those words, not even in the last few. But just a hint, perhaps, of a nonverbal suggestion best exemplified by a distinctively human digital gesture with which those on the Vulcan High Council were not familiar.
When “live long and prosper” means “fuck off and die.”
“Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms. […] If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.”
looks like we will not go to space today
Hmm, now I kinda want to see fic or art with the human!Tardis and a human!Enterprise (who of course would have the voice of Majel Barrett-Roddenberry)… anyone else?
I bet Red Dwarf is a dude tho. Not like Holly; I don’t associate him with the ship in quite the way I do the Enterprise computer. Probably someone more scruffy and northern like Lister.
So I found this at a random used bookstore today. WTF?
Well now you can’t do that and then not show us the inside too!
whoa. uh. well then.
(There are two types of people…)