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Old 03-10-2008, 09:25 AM
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But the Spock/McCoy dynamic allways had humor to it.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:19 AM
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Yes they did, but keep in mind they were not always friends. I am guessing in the new movie we will see them slowly become friends. Well, as much as a Human, and Vulcan/Human can anyways.
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Good point num nums!
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Right, we'll get to see McCoy and Spock build that relationship from which their character-based humor arises: Spock's cold logic utterly perturbing McCoy's humanist side, and McCoy's passionate opinions irk Spock's sense of logical decorum. In the example I cited, McCoy doesn't make the green-blooded reference as an insult or some species-based racism, but instead it's a recurring commentary on Spock's "unfeeling" logical approach to matters. In the context McCoy uses it, I always read it as a synonym for "cold blooded"... Bones sees it as a personality flaw in Spock, not the basis for a bigoted insult.

As Eliza wisely pointed out, these two characters and friends "work" because they each challenge the other's outlook on the galaxy. It's a friendly contention which is never-ending, and thus ready to mine for drama and humor from the beginning by Abrams and the writers.
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Well said Mission, well said.
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lol, somehow I see McCoy letting of steam at a bar after his first day with Spock.
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OH YEss..."sonna B**** what are you? Machine?"
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I just read a fan fic which had McCoy reflecting back on the first time he met Spock...the line he recalled was "I don't care if Dr. Piper examined every inch of your skinny green self the day he left the ship, if you get injured out there tomorrow I'm the one who has to put you back together and that will be a hell of a lot easier to do if I have a clue how you're put together to begin with!"

I could see a scene like that...

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Old 03-10-2008, 09:45 PM
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Tension leads to friendship?
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:49 PM
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But at the begining...should they really start right into each other?
I don't know...it may seem forced.
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