So Star Trek III was on Syfy this week . . .
Did anyone else notice the obvious paralllel?
I had never seen Star Trek III. I knew the general premise (that Spock had died in the previous movie and his body was reborn on the Genesis planet), but what I didn't know was that before he died, Spock transferred his consciousness (or at least part of it) to Dr. McCoy.
There's one scene in particular that made me do a double-take. Kirk goes to Spock's sealed-off quarters and finds that McCoy has broken in. From the shadows, McCoy does his best gravelly, halting, Leonard Nimoy impression. It was so eerily similar to what Olivia did at the end of Os, I couldn't believe it.
They must be paying homage to that with the whole Olivia/Bell thing. There's too many coincidences. A pseudo-dead Leonard Nimoy character, someone unwillingly possessing part of his consciousness and imitating his voice?
So, I still think the whole concept is hokey, but at least it has its roots in SciFi tradition.