Star Trek fans rejoice! There is nothing better than a good laugh in a live-or-die situation (for the audience, anyway). Fans of The Original Series know Spock and Bones didn’t have the greatest relationship. Spock was very Vulcan in the way he viewed the universe, always straight faced. On the other hand, Bones was very "out there" and tended to respond with negativity. How James Kirk puts up with them is beyond me. They were, after all, two of his best friends.
In the new #StarTrek films the same relationship between the Vulcan and the doctor is carried over, as Karl Urban and Zachary Quinto do an incredible job making the characters their own. At the same time, they give the characters the humor that has become so iconic.
Over the course of three films, we have seen Spock and Bones in constant opposition, with Kirk (Chris Pine) often caught in the middle. However, there have been times where Bones has agreed with Spock. Now, I know what you're thinking (see below), but hear me out.
1. Bones Likes That Spock Calls Kirk Out For Cheating
During Kirk and Bones’s tenure at Star Fleet Academy, Kirk rigs the training scenario. Spock then calls out Kirk for cheating. Once the trial has been completed, Kirk asks Bones who the pointy-eared bastard is. Bones comments he doesn’t know, but that he likes him for calling Jim out.
2. Spock Assigns Bones As The Enterprise’s Chief Medical Officer
When Nero’s forces attack the U.S.S. Enterprise, Spock is acting captain. He calls for the chief medical officer, only for Bones to tell him that he’s dead. Spock then assigns Bones the role, with the doctor responding:
“Yeah, tell me something I don’t know.”
3. Spock (And Bones) Would Leave Kirk To Die
OK, we all know that Spock and Bone might not agree on much, though they do agree on one thing: They would leave Kirk to die. When Spock is faced with a life-or-death situation, Kirk questions what Spock would do. Bone responds, saying that Spock would leave him to die.
4. 'Don’t Agree With Me, Spock. It Makes Me Uncomfortable'
After Khan (as John Harrison) gives Kirk coordinates, Spock and Bones try to talk him out of it. Spock agrees, only for Bones to tell him to stop agreeing with him because it makes him uncomfortable.
5. 'Believe It Or Not, Neither Can I'
When the Enterprise is attacked, forcing the crew to abandon their ship, the majority of them become separated. Bones and Spock wind up stranded together. What could possibly go wrong? Well, when Bones tells Spock that he needs to pull out whatever is trying to kill him, Spock gives him the negative spin: If he can’t pull it out, he’s gonna die. If he can pull the thing out and he can’t stop the bleeding, he’s gonna die. Spock admits he doesn’t like the outcome of either scenario. Bones admits he doesn’t either.
6. Little Vulcans
With Spock recovering, he mentions Bones’s question from earlier in the film. Why did Spock and Uhura part ways? Spock explains that since his planet was destroyed, he felt he owed his species. Bones then tells him that he understands why Uhura would be upset with him.
It appears that Spock and Bones agree on more than we were lead to believe. They may be polar opposites, but they are still friends.
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