#how many times do you think spock prime turned around to make a comment to the ghost of a friend who was not there? #how many times do you think he thought he heard the gait of footsteps that he knew better than his own? #how many times do you think he considers this alternate version of himself #who gets to be with jim#who gets to be with the crew #and tries so hard not to resent him #because resentment is not a vulcan sentiment #but then remembers he is still part human#and humans are allowed to //hurt// the way he does? (via sulupoo)
These two scenes remind me of each other because they boldly illustrate how disparate TNG and DS9 were when it came to morality. In TNG, there was often a right answer, and the lines separating what was good and bad were often clear. While in DS9, the best thing to do was not always the “right” thing to do. DS9 gave you scenarios where you could not judge whether decisions were moral or immoral, leaving you conflicted because they did not fit in those boxes.
Also, I find these scenes are remarkable because they showed how the principles that Starfleet claimed it was built on went out the window when it itself was threatened.
Christopher: A woman?
Kirk: A crewman.
OH LOOK AT THAT THE 1960S