Spock’s bass drops are always epic…
Spock’s bass drops are always epic…
If looks could kill.
No live long and prosper for you, lady.
all right, gif artists- I wanna see daggers, lightning bolts and skulls shooting from Spock’s eyes.
Are… Are you ok?
You look really-
It’ll be ok, Mr. Spock.
Just control your emo-
Oh baby, you’re breaking my heart!
DAMMIT STAR TREK! CAN’T YOU GO ONE DAMN EPISODE WITHOUT RIPPING MY HEART OUT?
If you are looking for the proper name for Kirk/Spock fanfic, it’s either ‘Kirk/Spock’, or K/S. No ‘Kock’ or ‘Spirk’. (Or Spork, either.)
(The same goes for het: Spock/Uhura or S/U for that coupling.)
I like the idea that Star Trek Into Darkness might create some real bonding moments between parents and their kids. But it might be a bit off-putting to find out that your mom is as hot for Spock as you are.
Deal with it, younguns. We saw him first. There’s enough Spock love to go around.
Every time I see this fringe…
I wanna do this
the fact is that Uhura just has a crush on Spock because of his unusual face, pointed ears, all these logical-and-fascinating-things
but the kindest, gentlest and warmest feelings she has ever had are for Scotty
In that top picture, both Scotty and Uhura are under the influences of Sybok’s telepathic influences. Though they look tender and lovely with each other in this photo, this is in fact the result of mindrape.
The TOS episode I recommend for the best Scotty/Uhura interaction is The Changling, in which Scotty by his own free-will attempts to protect Uhura and gets himself killed in the process. :(
Thankfully, that didn’t stick.
As for your crush theory, a crush implies a one-sided childlike puppy-love.
Everything about both of these adults suggests the very opposite. This is a very mature rendering of what real-life grown-ups do together when they respect each other and are in love.
In the scene pictured, Uhura offers emotional support and asks what Spock needs. When he gives her a Vulcan answer, she respects that with an accepting “okay”. She doesn’t push or attempt to change his mind, despite the fact that she is proven correct in her assessment that he is emotionally compromised and needs to release that (that fight on the bridge).
Spock and Uhura respect each other’s wishes and boundaries, and above all, allow their love to nurture their friendships and career ambitions, not to see it as this jealously guarded thing that gets in the way of these things.
If you want to see Hollywood’s depiction of a “crush” as love, look no further than Twilight, with Edward’s stalkerly behavior and both parties’ dangerously childish emotional manipulation.
When there are disagreements, S/U get them out into the open and talk them out, Uhura never carelessly flounced into danger and/or attempted to manipulate Spock into rescuing her and in fact would have rightfully been pissed if he had.
Spock didn’t feel unmanned or less because of Uhura’s strength when she assists him. No, just the opposite, he’s proud of her strength. He respects and adores her. (See, his pointed “thank you” in the 2009 film and his “please” in this film, even when giving orders).
That being said…
This fandom should be about diversity. There are plenty of ships to go around; all are plausible, with plenty of supporting subtext. Shading ships in order to boost your own, especially in tags where fans of those characters go to celebrate and fangirl is a pretty crappy thing to do, This is especially true with the added context that Uhura (the sole woman of color in the main cast) is so often the target…in a fandom who’s creator’s intent was to celebrate her (and Scotty, Chekov, and Sulu’s) inclusion.
Please, in the name of IDIC respect the point of Trek enough not to do this.
It is refreshing to see an adult relationship between true peers and colleagues, and this is the case with Spock and Uhura. She is not used as a plot complicating device (OMG she’s in danger and the usual crap), and he is true to himself as a Vulcan- even though it greatly cost him.
Sadly, not all of fandom will agree, and shipwars will result. This saddens me- infinite diversity is the root of all things Star Trek, and this relationship is a healthy and uplifting one.
I have finally seen Star Trek Into Darkness. I’m still processing it, but overall, I liked it. It did sadden me that they did a retread of an original universe story, but they way they did it was true to the spirit of the series and of JJ’s vision for the alternative universe. There were some really wicked twists. The story was as much about Kirk screwing up and paying the ultimate price as it was Spock learning about being a whole person. And Benedict Cumberbatch stole the show as the villain.
The undertones of modern-day militarism and terrorism made this a modern-day allegory (including one shot that eerily echoed the events of 9/11), and I appreciated the way they played Scotty’s outrage over having his beloved ship taken over by ‘military’ forces and sticking to his principles.
It’ll take getting the DVD (and viewing a bunch of gifs, which I am sure are being grabbed now, judging by the digital ripple artifacts I’ve seen in some- directly from movie screens) to more closely examine the beats and subtle touches in this story. I’ve already noticed how Quinto uses Spock’s voice to convey deep emotion- at one point, it actually cracks when he repeats an order that is pointedly ignored.
There were some great lines in the movie- and most of them were Spock’s. His Vulcan sass was evident, but Scotty and Bones weren’t too far behind. It was clear that Spock and Uhura had hit a major bump in their relationship, but only readers of the comics series (highly recommended) would know why. It will be interesting to see what direction they take it in the next movie.
Cinema wise, the style was full of lens-flares and docco-style wobbly cam handheld shots that weren’t as excessive as earlier Abrams films (the first 30 minutes of “Cloverfield” come to mind, where it’s almost unwatchable because of the wobbly shots). The 3D was well done- so much so that I did not get a headache, which is a first. The volcano sparks, floating debris, warp effects and other events were very realistic. There were tons of audio easter eggs, and the soundtrack was amazing. I am glad that “London Calling” (the piano piece that illustrated the first appearance of Cumberbatch) will be on the disc, and extremely disappointed that “Ode to Harrison” will not be.
Let the gifs commence. When it rains, it pours…
can we talk about how they’re using cutouts of Zachary Quinto as audience markers during first impressions please.
It’s a logical choice: Spock is not impressed.