Monday, October 18, 2021

Those Spock-Spock lines could have been played out – until now

Though the first season of The Star Trek: Discovery didn’t quite live up to the hype as some critics, and Enterprise-cred viewers, were hoping, there’s still plenty to obsess over. Among the greater storylines surrounding the CBS-produced series was the return of a previously-scratched game called the “Spock-Spock game.”

The game was a semi-solution to what the director claimed was the most confusing part of watching the series: the “Spock-Spock game.”

“I thought it was very cute,” director Todd Robbins told Vulture. “If you call on Klingons and any bad guys, they would shout out things. It was almost like when someone becomes his or her role model on Top Chef.”

The greatest complaint about the game, according to Robbins, was that no one would say anything in return.

That’s when he, executive producer Aaron Harberts, and writer Steven Molaro came up with the idea of putting the text into the game by adding dialogue in the characters’ minds. The result was the much-loved “Spock-Spock game.”

Now, we’re guessing, fans want the series to make a sequel, with the text being in the player’s heads to prompt them to interact with the characters. Robbins is not so sure.

“[The origin of the game] was, the whole Klingon question. The fact that the game didn’t play out was the problem,” he told Vulture. “It was one of those things that was so much trouble for the show. It had to get out of our heads. So I don’t see how we could do it again.

In other words, don’t hold your breath for a second season of the game.

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