Originally Posted by Elizadolots
No...sorry...that won't do it...Spock is pretty well a whack job at this point (if we take The Cage as evidence) so "half human" doesn't cut it...
Frankly, it would be sort of nice if they gave us a reason Spock under Pike's command was such an emotional wreck....
Probably the same reason Deanna Troi was such a wreak in the pilot of TNG but seemed to mellow out in later episodes, character development. Can you imagine 5 years of her facial contortions everytime she sensed someone else's pain?