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*** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E23ExtremeMeasures}} Extreme Measures]]", we have a line where Bashir tries to convince O'Brien that he likes him more than his wife, states that he likes him better than his girlfriend Ezri, and starts pouting when O'Brien won't admit that he loves him. It should also be noted that in the final episode there are a bunch of montages showing some character's fondest memories on the station. Every. Single. One of O'Brien's memories feature Julian. Not one contains his wife. Also the episode where O'Brien nearly committed suicide, it was Julian talking him out of it and his wife...being useless.

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*** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E23ExtremeMeasures}} Extreme Measures]]", we have a line where Bashir tries to convince O'Brien that he likes him more than his wife, states that he likes him better than his girlfriend Ezri, and starts pouting when O'Brien won't admit that he loves him. It should also be noted that in the final episode there are a bunch of montages showing some character's fondest memories on the station. Every. Single. One of O'Brien's memories feature Julian. Not one contains his wife. Also the episode where O'Brien nearly committed suicide, it was Julian talking him out of it and his wife...being useless.wasn’t.


** Kirk/Spock is in fact [[https://fanlore.org/wiki/Slash#History_of_the_Term where the term "slash" comes from]] and one of the most famous examples of SlashFic. They didn't really start the whole thing -- Holmes and Watson have been slashed for decades, and Dr. Fredric Wertham confirmed he'd interviewed gay men who took it for granted that [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce and Dick]] were intended as a gay couple. Creator/RobertCrumb's brother Charles used to create gay fantasy illustrations based on ''Film/TreasureIsland1950''. Such stories were likely written about [[Series/TheManFromUncle Napoleon and Ilya]] and [[Series/TheWildWildWest Artemus & James]], among others. But they were clandestine -- what's known as "drawerfic", at best mailed privately to a handful of friends. Kirk/Spock slash stories were the first to be circulated among fans in actual fanzines. They were taking a huge risk by doing so, since homosexuality in fiction was considered pornographic in most states even if nothing explicit happened, and using the U.S. Mail to distribute pornography is still a federal crime.

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** Kirk/Spock is in fact [[https://fanlore.org/wiki/Slash#History_of_the_Term where the term "slash" comes from]] and one of the most famous examples of SlashFic. They didn't really start the whole thing -- Holmes and Watson have been slashed for decades, and Dr. Fredric Wertham confirmed he'd interviewed gay men who took it for granted that [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce and Dick]] were intended as a gay couple. Creator/RobertCrumb's brother Charles used to create gay fantasy illustrations based on ''Film/TreasureIsland1950''. Such stories were likely written about [[Series/TheManFromUncle Napoleon and Ilya]] and [[Series/TheWildWildWest Artemus & James]], among others. But they were clandestine -- what's known as "drawerfic", at best mailed privately to a handful of friends. Kirk/Spock slash stories were the first to be circulated among fans in actual fanzines. They were taking a huge risk by doing so, since in the [=1960s=] homosexuality in fiction was considered pornographic "pornographic" in most states even if nothing explicit happened, and using the U.S. Mail to distribute pornography is still still, even in the [=21st=] century, a federal crime.


* Considering that Elnor (a young, wide-eyed, beautiful, effeminate Romulan man -- traits that are associated with TheTwink) and Hugh (played by a gay actor and whose character is queer-coded, specifically in this series as the righteous, saintly gay man who [[spoiler:dies a tragic death]]) are complete strangers, they do have an unusually strong connection in "Nepenthe", with Elnor being extremely protective of Hugh, touching the back of Hugh's neck as a gesture of comfort, risking his life to help Hugh avenge the murdered xBs instead of returning to ''La Sirena'', and when Hugh [[spoiler:is dying]], the way he holds Elnor's face is quite tender, and Elnor covers Hugh's hand with his own. According to Jonathan Del Arco in [[https://www.ign.com/articles/picard-hugh-nepenthe-episode-7-jonathan-del-arco-elnor this interview,]] he borrowed from his experience as a gay man and decided to portray Hugh as being in love with Elnor, hoping that Elnor loved him. (So in other words, Del Arco interpreted the instant affinity shared between Hugh and Elnor as a doomed gay romance which barely had the chance to blossom before it was cut down.)
-->"I was like, 'This is Hugh's last moment and I'm going to make some personal choices, and so I'll make them personal choices about how I want them to be,'" says Del Arco. "And I think there were a lot of things about Elnor that for me resonated as a gay man." There certainly is a spark between the two characters in that moment. And while reps for CBS say that Hugh has not been identified as gay, Del Arco took his own experience as a gay man into consideration when playing that scene. "You know, I think he loved him," he says. "I think in essence he might've been in love with him in the time that he was there. I think that the hope was really someone loves him. Someone who was idealistic. I think he saw a lot of himself in Elnor. Hugh used to have that sense of innocence, of righteousness. And all those things were hopeful to him, because he hadn't been in a space of hope for all this time. And I think for a minute he thought, 'You know, I think me and the kid can go all the way with this. We could take the cube. We could save it.' And there you go. It didn't work out."

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* ''Series/StarTrekPicard'' has Elnor and Hugh, a pairing created by [[WordOfSaintPaul Jonathan Del Arco]].
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Considering that Elnor (a young, wide-eyed, beautiful, effeminate Romulan man -- traits that are associated with TheTwink) and Hugh (played by a gay actor and whose character is queer-coded, specifically in this series as the righteous, saintly gay man who [[spoiler:dies a tragic death]]) are complete strangers, they do have an unusually strong connection in "Nepenthe", with Elnor being extremely protective of Hugh, touching the back of Hugh's neck as a gesture of comfort, risking his life to help Hugh avenge the murdered xBs instead of returning to ''La Sirena'', and when Hugh [[spoiler:is dying]], the way he holds Elnor's face is quite tender, and Elnor covers Hugh's hand with his own. According to Jonathan Del Arco in [[https://www.ign.com/articles/picard-hugh-nepenthe-episode-7-jonathan-del-arco-elnor this interview,]] he borrowed from his experience as a gay man and decided to portray Hugh as being in love with Elnor, hoping that Elnor loved him. (So in other words, Del Arco interpreted the instant affinity shared between Hugh and Elnor as a doomed gay romance which barely had the chance to blossom before it was cut down.)
-->"I --->"I was like, 'This is Hugh's last moment and I'm going to make some personal choices, and so I'll make them personal choices about how I want them to be,'" says Del Arco. "And I think there were a lot of things about Elnor that for me resonated as a gay man." There certainly is a spark between the two characters in that moment. And while reps for CBS say that Hugh has not been identified as gay, Del Arco took his own experience as a gay man into consideration when playing that scene. "You know, I think he loved him," he says. "I think in essence he might've been in love with him in the time that he was there. I think that the hope was really someone loves him. Someone who was idealistic. I think he saw a lot of himself in Elnor. Hugh used to have that sense of innocence, of righteousness. And all those things were hopeful to him, because he hadn't been in a space of hope for all this time. And I think for a minute he thought, 'You know, I think me and the kid can go all the way with this. We could take the cube. We could save it.' And there you go. It didn't work out."

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** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKw8SfAz-ng this video interview,]] Del Arco muses that Elnor is Hugh's FirstLove.
--->'''Del Arco''': And then the love for Elnor, and the fact that this young person is here to help him, and their bond that they quickly build, even though we don't really see it on camera. We only had a couple of scenes together, but we had to get to a really quick bond because I was about to [[spoiler:die in his arms]]. [...] I toyed in my mind with the idea that it would be very interesting if this was the first time Hugh felt love for someone. And so it was kind of a love scene, in a way, because [Elnor is] cradling him, and Hugh is thanking him for giving him hope again. So you can take that in any variety of ways that you can. The way I took it was that for the first time, Hugh felt love for someone, and was leaving them in danger and behind, so it ups the stakes for me that way in my desire for him to be okay after I leave. If I didn't love him, I wouldn't really care. [...] Hugh has been kind of a monk as far as we know, he has lived his life in the service of the xBs, there's zero reference to his sexuality or any of that, so I felt it was kind of an open field for me to use myself again, and that's the direction I went.


* Considering that Elnor (a young, wide-eyed, beautiful, effeminate Romulan man -- traits that are associated with TheTwink) and Hugh (played by a gay actor and whose character is queer-coded, specifically in this series as the righteous, saintly gay man who [[spoiler:dies a tragic death]]) are complete strangers, they do have an unusually strong connection in "Nepenthe", with Elnor being extremely protective of Hugh, touching the back of Hugh's neck as a gesture of comfort, risking his life to help Hugh avenge the murdered xBs instead of returning to ''La Sirena'', and when Hugh [[spoiler:is dying]], the way he holds Elnor's face is quite tender, and Elnor covers Hugh's hand with his own. According to Jonathan Del Arco in [[https://ca.ign.com/articles/picard-hugh-nepenthe-episode-7-jonathan-del-arco-elnor this interview,]] he borrowed from his experience as a gay man and decided to portray Hugh as being in love with Elnor, hoping that Elnor loved him. (So in other words, Del Arco interpreted the instant affinity shared between Hugh and Elnor as a doomed gay romance which barely had the chance to blossom before it was cut down.)

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* Considering that Elnor (a young, wide-eyed, beautiful, effeminate Romulan man -- traits that are associated with TheTwink) and Hugh (played by a gay actor and whose character is queer-coded, specifically in this series as the righteous, saintly gay man who [[spoiler:dies a tragic death]]) are complete strangers, they do have an unusually strong connection in "Nepenthe", with Elnor being extremely protective of Hugh, touching the back of Hugh's neck as a gesture of comfort, risking his life to help Hugh avenge the murdered xBs instead of returning to ''La Sirena'', and when Hugh [[spoiler:is dying]], the way he holds Elnor's face is quite tender, and Elnor covers Hugh's hand with his own. According to Jonathan Del Arco in [[https://ca.[[https://www.ign.com/articles/picard-hugh-nepenthe-episode-7-jonathan-del-arco-elnor this interview,]] he borrowed from his experience as a gay man and decided to portray Hugh as being in love with Elnor, hoping that Elnor loved him. (So in other words, Del Arco interpreted the instant affinity shared between Hugh and Elnor as a doomed gay romance which barely had the chance to blossom before it was cut down.)


** [[https://twitter.com/JonathanDelArco/status/1236813863108014080 In this Twitter post,]] Del Arco refers to Evan Evagora as "my Elnor" with ''three'' rainbow emojis. [[https://twitter.com/JonathanDelArco/status/1250830661994156033 Del Arco reiterates]] that "we shot the [[spoiler:death scene]] last (same day) at that point it was about [Hugh's] love for Elnor and letting go.

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** [[https://twitter.com/JonathanDelArco/status/1236813863108014080 In this Twitter post,]] Del Arco refers to Evan Evagora as "my Elnor" with ''three'' rainbow emojis. [[https://twitter.com/JonathanDelArco/status/1250830661994156033 Del Arco reiterates]] that "we shot the [[spoiler:death scene]] last (same day) at that point it was about [Hugh's] love for Elnor and letting go."


** [[https://twitter.com/JonathanDelArco/status/1236813863108014080 In this Twitter post,]] Del Arco refers to Evan Evagora as "my Elnor" with ''three'' rainbow emojis.

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** [[https://twitter.com/JonathanDelArco/status/1236813863108014080 In this Twitter post,]] Del Arco refers to Evan Evagora as "my Elnor" with ''three'' rainbow emojis. [[https://twitter.com/JonathanDelArco/status/1250830661994156033 Del Arco reiterates]] that "we shot the [[spoiler:death scene]] last (same day) at that point it was about [Hugh's] love for Elnor and letting go.


* "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E3TheNakedNow The Naked Now]]" is most famous for Tasha and Data getting it on, but what about Tasha and Troi? Tasha's acting all weird, so Troi takes her hand and says, "Tasha, I feel you're very uncertain, that you're... fighting something." And at the end of the episode, they both get off the turbolift at the same time, after not having been seen for quite a while. Hey, Tasha had to be doing [[strike:someone]] ''something'' after Data left...

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* "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E3TheNakedNow "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow The Naked Now]]" is most famous for Tasha and Data getting it on, but what about Tasha and Troi? Tasha's acting all weird, so Troi takes her hand and says, "Tasha, I feel you're very uncertain, that you're... fighting something." And at the end of the episode, they both get off the turbolift at the same time, after not having been seen for quite a while. Hey, Tasha had to be doing [[strike:someone]] ''something'' after Data left...

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** [[https://twitter.com/JonathanDelArco/status/1236813863108014080 In this Twitter post,]] Del Arco refers to Evan Evagora as "my Elnor" with ''three'' rainbow emojis.


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* Considering that Elnor (a young, wide-eyed, beautiful, effeminate Romulan man -- traits that are associated with TheTwink) and Hugh (played by a gay actor and whose character is queer-coded, specifically in this series as the righteous, saintly gay man who [[spoiler:dies a tragic death]]) are complete strangers, they do have an unusually strong connection in "Nepenthe", with Elnor being extremely protective of Hugh, touching the back of Hugh's neck as a gesture of comfort, risking his life to help Hugh avenge the murdered xBs instead of returning to ''La Sirena'', and when Hugh [[spoiler:is dying]], the way he holds Elnor's face is quite tender, and Elnor covers Hugh's hand with his own. According to Jonathan Del Arco in [[https://ca.ign.com/articles/picard-hugh-nepenthe-episode-7-jonathan-del-arco-elnor this interview,]] he borrowed from his experience as a gay man and decided to portray Hugh as being in love with Elnor, hoping that Elnor loved him. (So in other words, Del Arco interpreted the instant affinity shared between Hugh and Elnor as a doomed gay romance which barely had the chance to blossom before it was cut down.)
-->"I was like, 'This is Hugh's last moment and I'm going to make some personal choices, and so I'll make them personal choices about how I want them to be,'" says Del Arco. "And I think there were a lot of things about Elnor that for me resonated as a gay man." There certainly is a spark between the two characters in that moment. And while reps for CBS say that Hugh has not been identified as gay, Del Arco took his own experience as a gay man into consideration when playing that scene. "You know, I think he loved him," he says. "I think in essence he might've been in love with him in the time that he was there. I think that the hope was really someone loves him. Someone who was idealistic. I think he saw a lot of himself in Elnor. Hugh used to have that sense of innocence, of righteousness. And all those things were hopeful to him, because he hadn't been in a space of hope for all this time. And I think for a minute he thought, 'You know, I think me and the kid can go all the way with this. We could take the cube. We could save it.' And there you go. It didn't work out."
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* In "Prophet Motive", Zek (who has been turned nice by the Prophets) says to Quark "I like you!" while massaging Quark's ear...which, as he would know, is a Ferengi erogenous zone. So ''how'' much do you like him, Zek?

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** If that's not enough, a few episodes prior, in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E2WhereSilenceHasLease}} Where Silence Has Lease,]]" the episode opens with Worf and Riker sharing a training simulation on the holodeck. Considering that the [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E20TheEmissary next time]] that we see Worf share a training simulation, it leads to him having sex with his partner...


** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS2E6Twisted}}]], at the point that Chakotay and B'Elanna (at this point in time, the writer's bible had said that B'Elanna harbored an unrequited attraction to Chakotay) hold hands and wait for the inevitable, Tom wordlessly places his hand on Harry's shoulder. FriendshipMoment like the subsequent moment of Tuvok with Janeway or Relationship Tease mirroring that of Chakotay and B'Elanna? You make the call!

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** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS2E6Twisted}}]], "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS2E6Twisted}} Twisted]], at the point that Chakotay and B'Elanna (at this point in time, the writer's bible had said that B'Elanna harbored an unrequited attraction to Chakotay) hold hands and wait for the inevitable, Tom wordlessly places his hand on Harry's shoulder. FriendshipMoment like the subsequent moment of Tuvok with Janeway or Relationship Tease mirroring that of Chakotay and B'Elanna? You make the call!

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** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS2E6Twisted}}]], at the point that Chakotay and B'Elanna (at this point in time, the writer's bible had said that B'Elanna harbored an unrequited attraction to Chakotay) hold hands and wait for the inevitable, Tom wordlessly places his hand on Harry's shoulder. FriendshipMoment like the subsequent moment of Tuvok with Janeway or Relationship Tease mirroring that of Chakotay and B'Elanna? You make the call!


* In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E12TheEmpath}} The Empath]]", Kirk, Spock, and Bones are taken captive by aliens, along with Gem, a woman from [[TheEmpath a species with empathetic abilities.]] At one point, Kirk is lying down, and Spock sits next to him. Gem was walking away, but something about Spock's action makes her stop in her tracks. She looks at them curiously. Spock is [[LongingLook too busy watching over Kirk as he sleeps]] to notice her at first. When he catches her watching him watch Kirk, he becomes flustered, looks away, and fiddles with his tricorder. Intrigued, Gem goes over to Spock and touches his shoulder to feel his feelings. At first she looks confused--but then she realizes something, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt and smiles--softly, knowingly.]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9XxtD2WYZY See for yourself.]] Note the music. [[SarcasmMode What could this possibly mean?]]

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* In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E12TheEmpath}} The Empath]]", Kirk, Spock, and Bones are taken captive by aliens, along with Gem, a woman from [[TheEmpath a species with empathetic abilities.]] At one point, Kirk is lying down, and Spock sits next to him. Gem was walking away, but something about Spock's action makes her stop in her tracks. She looks at them curiously. Spock is [[LongingLook too busy watching over Kirk as he sleeps]] to notice her at first. When he catches her watching him watch Kirk, he becomes flustered, looks away, and fiddles with his tricorder. Intrigued, Gem goes over to Spock and touches his shoulder to feel his feelings. At first she looks confused--but then she realizes something, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt and smiles--softly, knowingly.]][[https://www.knowingly]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9XxtD2WYZY See for yourself.]] Note the music. [[SarcasmMode What could this possibly mean?]]

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