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An Ode To Star Trek

I admit I am weird.  Strange, in fact.  I was reading another blog when lines from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan started popping into my head.  I'm guessing there was a reference that triggered this cascade of memorable lines from the movie.  But then again, who knows.  Perhaps you remember some of these: 

"Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young, Doctor."  (Admiral Kirk to Doctor McCoy).

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.  Or the One."  (An exchange between Spock and Kirk)
"How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life, wouldn't you say?"  (Kirk to Lt. Saavik)

"Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human."  (Part of Kirk's eulogy for Spock)

"It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done before. A far better resting place that I go to than I have ever known."  (Kirk remembering Spock)

It's a bit of a stretch, I know.  I can't help but think some of these lines have hues drawn from Holy Week interlaced in them.


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Mar. 18th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
Hi, there. I just stumbled across your post, and another line from The Wrath of Khan came to my mind:

"Just words."
"But good words. That's where ideas begin." - Kirk and David Marcus.

And sacreligious though it may sound, I believe there's some of the Gospel in that film. I'm certainly not going to call it a Christian movie, but so many elements of Creation, the Gospel and the Passion played out in the story. A lot were intentional, sure, but I think some were not. Maybe I'm reading too much into things. But it seems...natural...to think of the film during Holy Week.
Mar. 19th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
Ahh, but what about the Search for Spock
If you're looking for Holy Week parallels, The Wrath of Kahn is good. Easter though, is found in the Search for Spock. He does return from the dead.

Truly though, there really are some deep messages in the Star Trek movies, especially those from TOS. I think often about Star Trek V, The final Frontier often, where it can become so easy to follow a leader who gives us what we want more than to follow one who leads us in what is right.

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