SyFy Wire took the easy way out in naming Spock’s best moment in Star Trek history.
While it may not be the “wrong” answer, sometimes we like the spice of life on this page. The spice of life is variety, obviously, and going with the same tried and true responses to everything just makes everything feel so formulaic. Personally, I like formulaic most times in life but not when it comes to the best moment in Star Trek history involving Spock.
Spock has had many great moments and SyFy ran them down, all 11 of their favorites. Though, if you’re expecting to find any from Zachary Quinto or Ethan Peck, you’re going to be out of luck. This list focused on the original Vulcan himself; Leonard Nimoy.
Right off the bat, everyone knows that the best moment is Nimoy, dying at the end of Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan. His last moments were profound, with Spock telling James T. Kirk “I have been, and shall always be, your friend”.
Ever Trekkie in the theater started crying when hearing that line from Spock. Of course, it’s number one, but should it be?
A dark horse contender for Spock’s best moment in Star Trek history
For me, and for some others, I’d suspect, the best moment in Star Trek film history belongs to his uttering of the best line in all of Trek-dom.
“Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
Of course, Kirk, not wanting to be outdone, adds his own flavor to the quote by responding with “…Or the one.”
This may be the most poignant moment in all of film history, not just Star Trek history as it directly addresses how we, a pack species, should behave all the time. Prioritizing the best for our communities rather than what we want.
It’s a beautiful line and Nimoy was never better than when he was delivering it.