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November 07 2010

gjakob
14:41

Texas_Supreme_Court-Spock

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The Texas Supreme Court citing Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk in a footnote has gained some attention as of recent:

See STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (Paramount Pictures 1982). The film references several works of classic literature, none more prominently than A Tale of Two Cities. Spock gives Admiral Kirk an antique copy as a birthday present, and the film itself is bookended with the book’s opening and closing passages. Most memorable, of course, is Spock’s famous line from his moment of sacrifice: “Don’t grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The needs of the many outweigh . . .”  to which Kirk replies, “the needs of the few.”

The opinoin is not that recent, though: It's from February 2008...

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