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Old 05-28-2009, 07:37 AM
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I know there's no mention of of it in the movies or TV shows but has there been any mention anywhere of any of Amanda Grayson's other relatives. Does Spock have any aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents out there? And would you like to see them? It doesn't have to be a Sybok-type fail neccessarily.
Not much mention was made, but books do mention his family. In the next movie, I'd love for the list of characters to include his grandmother (I'd love to see Doris Roberts take that role)
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:43 AM
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Well, he does have Larry Spock around somewhere...
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:49 AM
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Amanda has a sister (with her husband and 5 kids) living in a trailer park in Alabama. I'm sure they'd welcome Spock with open arms.
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:51 AM
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it depends on which way you will go with the character.
if you will go the opposit way as the tv show and make spock more human than vulcan
that is the way to go.
giving spock human relatives would make him much more human and emotional in the eyes of the viewers.
I think it would weaken the concept of spock
beside of that it feels very soapish to me.
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:51 AM
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Amanda has a sister (with her husband and 5 kids) living in a trailer park in Alabama. I'm sure they'd welcome Spock with open arms.
And her brother who lives in a van....down by the river!
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:29 AM
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giving spock human relatives would make him much more human and emotional in the eyes of the viewers.
I think it would weaken the concept of spock
beside of that it feels very soapish to me.
As much as Spock was the strongest character of the original series, I always felt short shifted that he was basically A Vulcan despite arguably having a human family and connections. TNG did the duality MUCH better with Worf, who often struggled with his Klingon heritage vs his human upbringing in a way that had real depth and complexity.

As it turns out, complex characters are not necessarily soapy characters.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:18 AM
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And her brother who lives in a van....down by the river!
Oh please! Just wait til Spock visits the ancestral family home and discovers the entrance to the batcave!
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As it turns out, complex characters are not necessarily soapy characters.
I meant the concept of suddenly appearing relatives is predominant for soap operas
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Maybe Amanda is/was the only member of her family still alive?
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:23 AM
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Oh please! Just wait til Spock visits the ancestral family home and discovers the entrance to the batcave!
Of course! She is the great-great-great-great-great-great-grandaughter of Dick.
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