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Old 09-17-2008, 10:29 AM
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Default Will old Spock reveal his true identity?

I wonder, in Star Trek 11 will Old Spock Reveal his True Identity to young Spock. Or will Old Spock just past him self off as and old Vulcan or maybe a relative like in the Animated Star Trek? What's your thoughts?
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:42 AM
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My guess: Nimoy-Spock reveals himself as he knows that Quinto-Spock will recognize him and that he does not ask questions about the future. Sounds arrogant, but Nimoy-Spock knows that Quinto-Spock will deal with meeting Spock in the most logical way unlike his humans fellow officers, that's why he only reveals himself to himself and not to the other six.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:53 AM
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That is logical, I think to the rest of te crew, he will be "the family member"
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:55 AM
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Sounds logical, I guess thats why your the one with the pointy ears. but would you recognize your self in 40 years from now? I'm 37 now in in 40 years I'd be 77! I think I'd have a hard time recognizing my self at that point.
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There is that whole Vulcan's never lie thing...
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:33 AM
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Didn't some other cast members remark about having scenes with Nimoy?
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Given what Nimoy has said about the difficulties of starting production in a scene with his younger-self character, I think it's a good bet old Spock doesn't lie about his identity to Quinto-Spock. That seems to game-playing for a Vulcan, who is clearly on an urgent mission by breaking the 'rules' of time and history to jump into his own past.

Plus, I'm hoping for that revelation because I think it makes a nice subtext for young-Spock to carry through into future stories -- either the burden or the advantage of knowing he has a crucial part in galactic events decades in the future. It adds another intriguing layer to the character, for both actors... and that should be a goal of this film itself, to enhance the mythology rather than just reinterpret it.
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I guess he will play the distant relative from Yesteryear again... wouldn't that be great? He could tell everyone that he's the guy who saved Spock as a child in the desert. Since Yesteryear happens after the Quinto timeframe, not even young Spock would know the truth
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who is clearly on an urgent mission
Agreed. Old Spock is obviously going back in time to right a wrong and will probably need to confide in someone for help. Who better than,,,,,, himself.
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:35 PM
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I like that scenario the best, if only because it messes with the 'time loop' the least -- HE knows this will all happen in the future, and logically keeping it to himself, Spock can act the most wisely about such knowledge and not screw up the future. By fulfilling his own destiny, he can save others' futures (or past) as 'planned'.

Unlike Homer Simpson, who steps on a butterfly and creates a world where it rains donuts.
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