This is the third and final installation of the ‘Quote of the Day’ tag game, which was brought to my attention by Magpie at Midnight, who writes interesting posts and makes art. Go check out her blog.
Back? Hi! I started off this series with a quote from Kierkegaard, one of my favourite writers. The second installation came from Renaud, one of my favourite singer-songwriters. And now the final one is coming from my favourite TV show: Star Trek.
My favourite Star Trek race is the Vulcans. For a while I actually tried to work out how to create a sort of religion out of Vulcan beliefs and principles, and I was planning to stick to it. In some ways I sort of do, I suppose: many of the things that are important to Vulcans are also important to me, but it’s much less structured than I’d originally planned it to be.
So of course I love Spock. How can you not?
My favourite Spock quote is:
“I object to intellect without discipline. I object to power without constructive purpose.”
I like how Star Trek has always been quite a philosophical show that’s very willing to deal with the sociological issues of its time. I’m not 100% convinced by Discovery so far on this front: I’m enjoying the series but it hasn’t yet blown me away with its biting social commentary, unlike all the other Treks at one point or another. (Especially DS9, which is so politically relevant now it’s practically prophetic. Appropriately.)
The Vulcans, to me, are one of the mainstays of that philosophical outlook. And Spock is one of the best Vulcans.
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