Showing posts with label Not-My-Father. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Not-My-Father. Show all posts

Thursday, 14 December 2017

I am Not-Our-Father

"In my culture, 'Death'  is not The End - it's more of a stepping off point. 

You reach out with both hands and Bast and Sekhmet, they lead you into a green veld where... you can run forever."

" That sounds very peaceful."

"My father thought so. 

I am not my father."





[Spock notices an elder Vulcan walking in the docking bay]


The Spock of Vulcan-1 :
Father...?

The Future Spock of Vulcan-2 : 
[turns around to face him] 

Iam Not-Our -Father.
 There are so few Vulcans left. 
We cannot afford to ignore each other.

The Spock of Vulcan-1 : [gets closer] 
Then why did you send Kirk aboard, when you alone could have explained The Truth?

The Future Spock of Vulcan-2 : 
Because you needed each other. 

I could not deprive you of the revelation of all that you could accomplish together, of a friendship that will define you both in ways you cannot yet realize.

The Spock of Vulcan-1 :
How did you persuade him to keep your secret?

The Future Spock of Earth/Vulcan-2 : 
He inferred that universe-ending paradoxes would ensue should he break his promise...

The Spock of Earth/Vulcan-1 : 
You lied..?

The Future Spock of Earth/Vulcan-2 : 
Ah... I - I implied.

The Spock of Vulcan-1 :
A gamble.

The Future Spock of Earth/Vulcan-2 : 
An Act of Faith

One I hope that you will repeat in your future in Starfleet.

The Spock of Earth/Vulcan-1 :
In the face of extinction, it is only logical that I resign my Starfleet commission and help rebuild our race...

The Future Spock of Earth/Vulcan-2 : 
And yet, you can be in two places at once. 

I urge you to remain in Starfleet. 

I have already located a suitable planet in which to establish a Vulcan colony. 

Spock, in this case, 

Do Your Self a Favour : 
Put Aside Logic. 
Do What Feels Right. 

[turns to leave

Since my customary farewell would appear oddly Self-serving, I shall simply say... 

[shows Vulcan hand salute]

 Good Luck.




It is a Reminder to Me That All Things End.


The Spock of Earth/Vulcan-2: 
You've done well, Valeris. As your sponsor at the Academy I've followed your career with satisfaction. 
And as a Vulcan, you have exceeded my expectations.


VALERIS: 
I do not understand this representation.

SPOCK: 
It's a depiction from ancient Earth mythology. 
'The Expulsion from Paradise.'

VALERIS: 
Why keep it in your quarters?

SPOCK: 
It is a reminder to me, that All Things End.

VALERIS: 
It is of endings that I wish to speak. 
Sir, I address you as a kindred intellect. 
Do you not recognise ...that a turning point has been reached in the affairs of the Federation?

SPOCK: 
History is replete with turning points, Lieutenant. 
You must have faith.

VALERIS: 
Faith?

SPOCK: 
That The Universe will unfold as it should.

VALERIS: 
But is this logical? Surely we must...

SPOCK: 
Logic, Logic, Logic...

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end

...This will be my final voyage on board this vessel as a member of her crew. 
Nature abhors a vacuum. 
I intend you to replace me.

VALERIS: 
I could only succeed you, sir.

*******

[Spock's quarters]

KIRK: 
Spock?

SPOCK: 
I prefer it dark.

KIRK: 
Dining on ashes?

SPOCK: 
You Were Right. 

It was Arrogant Presumption on my part that got us into this situation. 

You and the Doctor might have been killed.

KIRK: 
The Night is Young. 

You said it Your Self. It was logical. 
Peace is worth a few personal risks. 

...You're a great one for logic. 
I'm a great one for rushing in Where Angels Fear to Tread. 
We're both extremists. 

Reality is... probably somewhere in between. 
...I couldn't get past the death of my son.

SPOCK: 
I was prejudiced by her accomplishments as a Vulcan.

KIRK: 
Gorkon had to die before I understood how prejudiced I was.

SPOCK: 
Is it possible ...that We Two, You and I, 
have grown so old, and so inflexible 

...that we have outlived our usefulness...? 

...Would that constitute... 

...joke?


KIRK: 
Don't crucify yourself. It wasn't your fault.

SPOCK: 
I was responsible.

KIRK: 
For no actions but your own

SPOCK: 
That is not what you said at your trial.

KIRK: 
That was as Captain of a ship. Human beings...

SPOCK: 
But Captain, we both know that I am not human.

KIRK: 
Spock, do you want to know something..? 

...Everybody's human.

SPOCK: 
I find that remark ...insulting.

KIRK: 
Come on, 
need you.




THE REBEL WARRIOR : 
Don't tell me you're getting sentimental, Quark. 

THE MAN OF BUSINESS : 
Me? Not a chance. 
I just don't like change. 

THE PROPHET: 
You'd better get used to it. 
Things are going to be pretty different around here now. 
To the best crew any Captain ever had. 

This may be the last time we're all together, but no matter what The Future holds, 
no matter how far we travel, 
a part of us, a very important part, will always remain here on Deep Space Nine.