History HoYay / StarTrek

20th May '17 7:17:40 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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* ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]]'' isn't exactly short on the Ho Yay either, considering that during Spock's death scene Kirk and Spock could be seen to be ''Vulcan kissing'' [[note]]Technically it isn't. Spock gives a Vulcan salute and Kirk, unable to part his fingers properly, just puts his hand up to the glass. The actual Vulcan kiss is the two-fingered embrace Spock's parents do in "Journey to Babel".[[/note]] through the damn glass. Prior to this, it took Scotty, Bones, ''and'' a third crewman to keep Kirk from going in there to get Spock out...
* In ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock The Search for Spock]]'', Kirk willingly sacrifices the ''Enterprise'' - the one thing he cares about more than anything else in the universe - to save Spock. Bear in mind that it's mentioned numerous times during the series that the ''Enterprise'' is more important to Kirk than any woman and that, in the episode "Elaan of Troyius", it was stated canonically that Kirk's love for the Enterprise was so great that he was able to overcome a biochemical love "spell" cast on him (one that was supposed to be irreversible!) because he ''still'' loved the Enterprise far more than the girl. Also in ''The Search for Spock'', there's Kirk saying that if Spock has an immortal soul, it's his responsibility. When the guy he's talking to looks at him weirdly and questions it, Kirk just replies firmly, "as surely as if were my very own." Oh, and he refers to Spock as 'the nobler part of myself.' ('My better half', anyone?)
* [[http://bigmamag.livejournal.com/266402.html This is an attempt to clip every single relevant Kirk/Spock moment into one video.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome It is over 2 hours long.]]
** There's just ''so much'' subtext between these two that the sheer amount of [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Meta meta]] produced towards it (arguing either pro-Spirk or anti) is truly phenomenal. [[http://mirroreuler.dreamwidth.org/14711.html This is just a taste.]]


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* ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]]'' isn't exactly short on the Ho Yay either, considering that during Spock's death scene Kirk and Spock could be seen to be ''Vulcan kissing'' [[note]]Technically it isn't. Spock gives a Vulcan salute and Kirk, unable to part his fingers properly, just puts his hand up to the glass. The actual Vulcan kiss is the two-fingered embrace Spock's parents do in "Journey to Babel".[[/note]] through the damn glass. Prior to this, it took Scotty, Bones, ''and'' a third crewman to keep Kirk from going in there to get Spock out...
* In ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock The Search for Spock]]'', Kirk willingly sacrifices the ''Enterprise'' - the one thing he cares about more than anything else in the universe - to save Spock. Bear in mind that it's mentioned numerous times during the series that the ''Enterprise'' is more important to Kirk than any woman and that, in the episode "Elaan of Troyius", it was stated canonically that Kirk's love for the Enterprise was so great that he was able to overcome a biochemical love "spell" cast on him (one that was supposed to be irreversible!) because he ''still'' loved the Enterprise far more than the girl. Also in ''The Search for Spock'', there's Kirk saying that if Spock has an immortal soul, it's his responsibility. When the guy he's talking to looks at him weirdly and questions it, Kirk just replies firmly, "as surely as if were my very own." Oh, and he refers to Spock as 'the nobler part of myself.' ('My better half', anyone?)
* [[http://bigmamag.livejournal.com/266402.html This is an attempt to clip every single relevant Kirk/Spock moment into one video.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome It is over 2 hours long.]]
** There's just ''so much'' subtext between these two that the sheer amount of [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Meta meta]] produced towards it (arguing either pro-Spirk or anti) is truly phenomenal. [[http://mirroreuler.dreamwidth.org/14711.html This is just a taste.]]
20th May '17 7:12:33 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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* Gem, from "The Empath" can thank Spock for teaching her about love. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9XxtD2WYZY See for yourself.]] Note the music that starts playing when she catches him, and how he starts fiddling with his tricorder in embarrassment.

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* Gem, from In "The Empath" can thank Empath", Kirk, Spock, and Bones are taken captive by aliens, along with Gem, a woman from an emphatic species. At one point, Kirk is lying down, and Spock for teaching her goes and sits next to him. Something about love. this stops Gem in her tracks. She looks at them curiously. Spock is [[LongingLook too busy staring at Kirk]] to notice her at first, but when he catches her looking, he becomes flustered, looks away, and starts fiddling with his tricorder. Intrigued, Gem goes over to Spock and touches his shoulder. At first she looks confused, but then she realizes something, and smiles like the sunrise.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9XxtD2WYZY See for yourself.]] Note the music that starts playing when she catches him, and how he starts fiddling with his tricorder in embarrassment. music. [[SarcasmMode What could this possibly mean?]]



Fans at the time saw ''telepathy'' in these examples of eye contact or touch. Numerous fanworks including ''[[http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startrek/kraith/ Kraith]]'' explored this in detail, as Vulcans are telepathic in canon and Kirk was shown having incipient telepathy (with the cloud creature) in "Obsession". Go ahead, tell us geezers we were naive.

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Fans *Fans at the time saw ''telepathy'' in these examples of eye contact or touch. Numerous fanworks including ''[[http://www.simegen.com/fandom/startrek/kraith/ Kraith]]'' explored this in detail, as Vulcans are telepathic in canon and Kirk was shown having incipient telepathy (with the cloud creature) in "Obsession". Go ahead, tell us geezers we were naive.
20th May '17 3:01:56 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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** Also from "The City on the Edge of Forever", when Edith is asking Kirk and Spock who they are:
-->'''Spock:''' Where would you estimate we belong, Miss Keeler?
-->'''Edith:''' You? At his side. As if you've always been there and always will.
-->'''Spock:''' I'll finish with the furnace.
-->'''Edith:''' Captain. Even when he doesn't say it, he does.
* In "Bread and Circuses", [=McCoy=] accuses Spock of being afraid of his own emotions, which leads to this exchange:
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Why, you wouldn't know what to do with a genuine warm, decent feeling.
-->'''Spock:''' Really, doctor?
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' ''(beat)'' I know. I'm worried about Jim, too.
* Gem, from "The Empath" can thank Spock for teaching her about love. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9XxtD2WYZY See for yourself.]] Note the music that starts playing when she catches him, and how he starts fiddling with his tricorder in embarrassment.



** ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]]'' isn't exactly short on the Ho Yay either, considering that during Spock's death scene Kirk and Spock could be seen to be ''Vulcan kissing'' [[note]]Technically it isn't. Spock gives a Vulcan salute and Kirk, unable to part his fingers properly, just puts his hand up to the glass. The actual Vulcan kiss is the two-fingered embrace Spock's parents do in "Journey to Babel".[[/note]] through the damn glass. Prior to this, it took Scotty, Bones, ''and'' a third crewman to keep Kirk from going in there to get Spock out...

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** * ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]]'' isn't exactly short on the Ho Yay either, considering that during Spock's death scene Kirk and Spock could be seen to be ''Vulcan kissing'' [[note]]Technically it isn't. Spock gives a Vulcan salute and Kirk, unable to part his fingers properly, just puts his hand up to the glass. The actual Vulcan kiss is the two-fingered embrace Spock's parents do in "Journey to Babel".[[/note]] through the damn glass. Prior to this, it took Scotty, Bones, ''and'' a third crewman to keep Kirk from going in there to get Spock out...



** [[http://bigmamag.livejournal.com/266402.html This is an attempt to clip every single relevant Kirk/Spock moment into one video.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome It is over 2 hours long.]]

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** * [[http://bigmamag.livejournal.com/266402.html This is an attempt to clip every single relevant Kirk/Spock moment into one video.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome It is over 2 hours long.]]



** In "Bread and Circuses", [=McCoy=] accuses Spock of being afraid of his own emotions, which leads to this exchange:
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Why, you wouldn't know what to do with a genuine warm, decent feeling.
-->'''Spock:''' Really, doctor?
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' ''(beat)'' I know. I'm worried about Jim, too.
** Gem, from "The Empath" can thank Spock for teaching her about love. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9XxtD2WYZY See for yourself.]] Note the music that starts playing when she catches him, and how he starts fiddling with his tricorder in embarrassment.
** [[GirlOfTheWeek Edith Keeler]] of "The City on the Edge of Forever" catches on pretty quickly.
-->'''Spock:''' Where would you estimate we belong, Miss Keeler?
-->'''Edith:''' You? At his side. As if you've always been there and always will.
-->'''Spock:''' I'll finish with the furnace.
-->'''Edith:''' Captain. Even when he doesn't say it, he does.
20th May '17 2:55:56 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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* And then there's the novelisation of ''[[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture The Motion Picture]]'' (written by Gene Roddenberry himself), where Spock refers to Kirk as his "t'hy'la" - a Vulcan word that can mean "friend", or "brother", or "''lover''"...

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* And then there's the novelisation novelization of ''[[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture The Motion Picture]]'' (written by Gene Roddenberry himself), where Spock refers to Kirk as his "t'hy'la" - a Vulcan word that can mean "friend", or "brother", or "''lover''"...



* Spock and Kirk have a tendency to make eye contact and hold it for a beat or two longer than seems appropriate in the situation. Like in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWEGrxQlC4c Miri,]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRmZ95-rh0E Corbomite Manuever]]
** And there is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1VaWIbyqmE&feature=PlayList&p=CA1A4CE3F6B650F9&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=52 the time that Spock and Kirk held hands for twentysomething seconds.]] Because it's not slash if one of the guys is in a girl's body. Not. At. All.

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* Spock and Kirk have a tendency to [[LongingLook make eye contact and hold it for a beat or two longer than seems appropriate in the situation. situation.]] Like in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWEGrxQlC4c Miri,]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRmZ95-rh0E Corbomite Manuever]]
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Manuever]] Kirk in particular looks at Spock like he hung the moon and stars.
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And there is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1VaWIbyqmE&feature=PlayList&p=CA1A4CE3F6B650F9&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=52 the time that Spock and Kirk held hands for twentysomething seconds.]] Because it's not slash if one of the guys is in a girl's body. Not. At. All.
20th May '17 2:44:15 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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*In The City on the Edge of Forever, Kirk and love interest, Edith Keeler have a conversation:
--->'''Edith''': And you, um, don't want to talk about it? Why? Oh. Did you... did you do something wrong? Are you afraid of something? Whatever it is, let me help.
--->'''Kirk''': 'Let me help.' A hundred years or so from now, I believe, a famous novelist will write a classic using that theme. He'll recommend those three words even over 'I love you.'
**In the very next episode, when the crew is in danger, Spock says to Kirk:
---> '''Spock''': I have my own will, Captain. ''Let me help.''
20th May '17 2:30:29 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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---> '''Dr. [=McCoy=]''' You see, I feel sorrier for you than I do for him because you'll never know the things that love can drive a man to. [[StarTrekTheMotionPicture The ecstasies,]] [[StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan the miseries,]] [[StarTrekTheSearchForSpock the broken rules, the desperate chances,]] the glorious failures, [[StarTrekTheVoyageHome the glorious victories.]] All of these things you'll never know simply because the word love isn't written into your book.

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---> '''Dr. [=McCoy=]''' You see, I feel sorrier for you than I do for him because you'll never know the things that love can drive a man to. [[StarTrekTheMotionPicture The ecstasies,]] [[StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan the miseries,]] [[StarTrekTheSearchForSpock [[StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock the broken rules, the desperate chances,]] the glorious failures, [[StarTrekTheVoyageHome [[StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome the glorious victories.]] All of these things you'll never know simply because the word love isn't written into your book.
20th May '17 2:26:27 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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* Also, [=McCoy=] tells Spock he feels sorry for him because Spock will never know love. He's talking about the ''romantic'' love, like Kirk had for [[GirlOfTheWeek Rayna]]. Immediately after that, Spock mind melds (a very intimate act for a Vulcan) with Kirk. To examine the mind of the Vulcan, let's take this to its [[SlashFic logical conclusion...]]

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* Also, In Requiem for Methuselah, [=McCoy=] tells Spock he feels sorry Spock
---> '''Dr. [=McCoy=]''' You see, I feel sorrier for you than I do
for him because Spock will you'll never know love. He's the things that love can drive a man to. [[StarTrekTheMotionPicture The ecstasies,]] [[StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan the miseries,]] [[StarTrekTheSearchForSpock the broken rules, the desperate chances,]] the glorious failures, [[StarTrekTheVoyageHome the glorious victories.]] All of these things you'll never know simply because the word love isn't written into your book.
**He's
talking about the ''romantic'' love, like Kirk had for [[GirlOfTheWeek Rayna]]. Immediately after that, Spock mind melds (a very intimate act for a Vulcan) with Kirk. To examine the mind of the Vulcan, let's take this to its [[SlashFic logical conclusion...]]
20th May '17 2:00:04 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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* Even the Klingons could see it. In "Errand of Mercy", Commander Kor seems to figure out PDQ that threatening Spock is one way lean on Kirk. Spock would always remain conscious of this even decades later. In ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'', after Kirk has been saved just in the nick of time using a Klingon Bird of Prey Spock has commandeered, an emotional Kirk moves to embrace him, leading to this classic line:

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* Even the Klingons could see it. In "Errand of Mercy", Commander Kor seems to figure out PDQ that threatening Spock is one way lean on Kirk. Spock would always remain conscious of this even decades later. In
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''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'', after Kirk has been saved just in the nick of time using a Klingon Bird of Prey Spock has commandeered, an emotional Kirk moves to embrace him, leading to this classic line:
20th May '17 1:56:21 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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* And of course there was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCC0OaU8ndA that backrub scene]]. And the episode "Amok Time" (see image). [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Pon farr anyone?]]

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* And of course there was is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCC0OaU8ndA that the infamous backrub scene]]. And the episode "Amok Time" (see image). [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Pon farr anyone?]]
20th May '17 1:54:49 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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*In Journey to Babel, we meet Spock's parents and learn that Vulcans kiss by touching the tips of their index and middle fingers together. This knowledge [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar changes the way you view certain scenes.]]
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