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Reblogged from williamtriker  719 notes

I was never aware of this lovers rumor, although I have been told that Spock encountered it several times. Apparently he had always dismissed it with his characteristic lifting of his right eyebrow which usually connoted some combination of surprise, disbelief, and/or annoyance. As for myself, although I have no moral or other objections to physical love in any of its many Earthly, alien, and mixed forms, I have always found my best gratification in that creature woman. Also, I would dislike being thought of as so foolish that I would select a love partner who came into sexual heat only once every seven years. By

-Gene Roddenberry,  Star Trek-The Motion Picture: A Novel (x)

If you haven’t read it yet, you must read "The Footnote," by Judith Gran which takes this comment and does a line by line analysis.

It’s worth reading the 2000 words, but for the tl:dr her summation:

But although Kirk has refused directly to answer Roddenberry’s question, he has supplied us with some definite statements nonetheless. Let us summarize the information provided in Kirk’s comment, the rest of the note, and the text.

  1. Spock encountered rumors that he and Kirk were lovers.
  2. Spock neither confirmed nor denied these rumors.
  3. Kirk has no moral or other objections of physical love in any form.
  4. Kirk’s most “gratifying” sexual encounters have been with women.
  5. Kirk has had sexual relations with someone who is *not* a woman.
  6. Kirk considers that woman sexual partners have the advantage over other sexual partners in the area of “gratification,” but not in other aspects of “physical love.”
  7. Kirk considers “love” much more important than “technique” in a sexual relationship.
  8. Spock calls Kirk by a Vulcan term that means “friend,” “brother,” or lover.”

I leave it to each individual reader to decide whether the weight of the evidence tends to support or deny the possibility of a K/S relationship.

(via itreallyisthelittlethings)

I just adore this fandom sometimes.

Reblogged from captainsassistant  1,123 notes

Two crews, Maquis and Starfleet, are gonna become one; and they’ll make as big a mark on the Delta Quadrant as it’ll make on them, by protecting people like the Ocampans, curing diseases, encouraging peace. Children like Naomi and Icheb are gonna grow up on this ship and call it home. And we’ll all be following our Captain, who sets a course for Earth and never stops believing that we’ll get there.

This gifset is basically just here because I’m wondering if I can pull off a Janeway hairdo. Too much forehead maybe? And which Janeway to choose?