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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?]]


** If you want to see what the writers did have in mind, watch the rec room scene from "Charlie X". A highly amused (SMILING!) Spock and Uhura make blatant passes at one another through their music, Uhura singing an outrageous filk about Spock looking like Satan and all the "female astronauts" on the ship fearing he'll "victimize" them with his "alien love". Spock's look seems to suggest he'll get her back sometime in the near future. There were several such Spock/Uhura scenes, clearly implying that they were going to end up together. It was only when Spock's immense popularity was revealed that the showrunners decided he shouldn't be in a relationship, so that female viewers could better imagine themselves with him.


* 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 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.
** If you want to see what the writers did have in mind, watch the rec room scene from "Charlie X". A highly amused (SMILING!) Spock and Uhura make blatant passes at one another through their music, Uhura singing an outrageous filk about Spock looking like Satan and all the "female astronauts" on the ship fearing he'll "victimize" them with his "alien love". Spock's look seems to suggest he'll get her back sometime in the near future. There were several such Spock/Uhura scenes, clearly implying that they were going to end up together. It was only when Spock's immense popularity was revealed that the showrunners decided he shouldn't be in a relationship, so that female viewers could better imagine themselves with him.


--->'''Spock''' On your earth the salmon, they must return to that one stream where they were born to spawn, or die in trying . . . the ancient drives are too strong, eventually they catch up with us, we are driven by forces we cannot control to return home and take a wife, or die."

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--->'''Spock''' On your earth the salmon, they must return to that one stream where they were born to spawn, or die in trying . . . trying...the ancient drives are too strong, eventually they catch up with us, we are driven by forces we cannot control to return home and take a wife, or die."



** The party doesn't stop there though, when Spock gets back on the ship, he goes down to medical, thinking Kirk is dead. But then Kirk walks out of a door behind him. When [[TheStoic Spock]] sees him, he grabs him by the arms and spins him around, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness grins]] and shouts '''[[FirstNameBasis "JIM!"]]'''
*** In 2016, [[https://fanlore.org/wiki/Amok_Time#D.C._Fontana_on_Canon_Slash D.C. Fontana, who edited the script, denied that gay subtext]] had been deliberately written into "Amok Time", and said such and idea was "nonsense".

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** The party doesn't stop there though, when though: When Spock gets back on the ship, he goes down to medical, thinking Kirk is dead. But then Kirk walks out of a door behind him. When [[TheStoic Spock]] sees him, he grabs him by the arms and spins him around, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness grins]] and shouts '''[[FirstNameBasis "JIM!"]]'''
*** In 2016, [[https://fanlore.org/wiki/Amok_Time#D.C._Fontana_on_Canon_Slash D.C. Fontana, who edited the script, denied that gay subtext]] had been deliberately written into "Amok Time", and said such and an idea was "nonsense".



--->'''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.

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--->'''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.



*** The implication being that, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments love--Jim's love-- is the answer.]]

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*** The implication being that, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments love--Jim's love-- is love--is the answer.]]

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*** That incident also involves one TearJerker of a CallBack: [[spoiler: Bashir has to be dragged away from Garak's body just like Sisko had to be dragged away from Jennifer's.]] Sisko actually points out the similarity of the incidents in the novelization.


--->'''Spock''' V'Ger has knowledge that spans this universe, and yet, with all its pure logic, [[CreativeSterility V'Ger is barren.]] Cold. No mystery. No beauty [''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness laughing]]'']. . . [[FirstNameBasis Jim]] [''[[BigDamnKiss he takes Kirk's hand]]''] '''''[[ThePowerOfLove this simple feeling]]''''' [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove is beyond V'Ger's comprehension.]] No meaning. No hope. And Jim, ''[smiling]'' [[MeaningfulEcho no answers.]]

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--->'''Spock''' V'Ger has knowledge that spans this universe, and yet, with all its pure logic, [[CreativeSterility V'Ger is barren.]] Cold. No mystery. No beauty [''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness laughing]]'']. . . [[FirstNameBasis Jim]] [''[[BigDamnKiss [''[[TheBigDamnKiss he takes Kirk's hand]]''] '''''[[ThePowerOfLove this simple feeling]]''''' [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove is beyond V'Ger's comprehension.]] No meaning. No hope. And Jim, ''[smiling]'' [[MeaningfulEcho no answers.]]


--->'''Kirk''': 'Let me help.' A hundred years or so from now, I believe, a famous novelist will write a classic using that theme. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He'll recommend those three words even over 'I love you.']]

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--->'''Kirk''': 'Let me help.' A hundred years or so from now, I believe, a famous novelist will write a classic using that theme. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments He'll recommend those three words even over 'I love you.']]



---> '''Spock''': I have my own will, Captain. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming ''Let me help.'']]

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---> '''Spock''': I have my own will, Captain. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments ''Let me help.'']]



*** The implication being that, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming love--Jim's love-- is the answer.]]

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*** The implication being that, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments love--Jim's love-- is the answer.]]



* [[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 [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome It is over 2 hours long.]]


** Both of these episode were written by TheodoreSturgeon [[note]]and about six other people, along with contributions from the actors themselves[[/note]]. Coincidence?

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** Both of these episode were written by TheodoreSturgeon Creator/TheodoreSturgeon [[note]]and about six other people, along with contributions from the actors themselves[[/note]]. Coincidence?


* Hoshi and T'Pol in the episode "Sleeping Dogs" Hoshi says she wishes she could ignore her emotions. T'Pol walks over, kneels and takes Hoshi's hands in hers; Hoshi seemed to enjoy it as well (Friendly reminder that the Vulcan kiss is two fingers touching two fingers, and that they are not the hand-holding types because of their TouchTelepathy).

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* Hoshi and T'Pol in the episode "Sleeping Dogs" Hoshi says she wishes she could ignore her emotions. T'Pol walks over, kneels and takes Hoshi's hands in hers; Hoshi seemed to enjoy it as well (Friendly reminder that the Vulcan kiss (or at least the Vulcan hand-holding or embrace) is two fingers touching two fingers, and that they are not the hand-holding types because of their TouchTelepathy).


* In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E23TheHost}} The Host]]" Dr. Crusher starts dating a Trill, not knowing the species are actually symbiotes that move through different host bodies. Eventually her lover has to be transferred to another body which is female, and Crusher breaks up with him/her...and it's specifically because she can't handle being with someone who could move to a different body at any time, not that he is now a she.



---> '''QUARK:''' So, now that I'm here, is there something you want to say to me?
---> '''ODO:''' Such as?
---> '''QUARK:''' Such as, 'Goodbye, you certainly were a worthy adversary.' Or maybe something with the words mutual respect in it.
---> '''ODO:''' No.
---> '''QUARK:''' No? What do you mean no?
---> '''ODO:''' I mean no. I have nothing I want to say to you.
---> '''QUARK:''' You're telling me that after all these years, after all we've been through, you're not even going to say goodbye to me?
---> '''ODO:''' That's right. Nerys, I'll be on the runabout. Huh.
---> (Odo leaves)
---> '''KIRA:''' Don't take it hard, Quark.
---> '''QUARK:''' Hard? What are you talking about? That man loves me. Couldn't you see? It was written all over his back.

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---> --> '''QUARK:''' So, now that I'm here, is there something you want to say to me?
---> --> '''ODO:''' Such as?
---> --> '''QUARK:''' Such as, 'Goodbye, you certainly were a worthy adversary.' Or maybe something with the words mutual respect in it.
---> --> '''ODO:''' No.
---> --> '''QUARK:''' No? What do you mean no?
---> --> '''ODO:''' I mean no. I have nothing I want to say to you.
---> --> '''QUARK:''' You're telling me that after all these years, after all we've been through, you're not even going to say goodbye to me?
---> --> '''ODO:''' That's right. Nerys, I'll be on the runabout. Huh.
---> --> (Odo leaves)
---> --> '''KIRA:''' Don't take it hard, Quark.
---> --> '''QUARK:''' Hard? What are you talking about? That man loves me. Couldn't you see? It was written all over his back.



* Hoshi and T'Pol in the episode "Sleeping Dogs" Hoshi says she wishes she could ignore her emotions. T'Pol walks over, kneels and takes Hoshi's hands in hers; Hoshi seemed to enjoy it as well (Friendly reminder that the Vulcan kiss is two fingers touching two fingers, and that they are not the hand holding types because of their TouchTelepathy).

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* Hoshi and T'Pol in the episode "Sleeping Dogs" Hoshi says she wishes she could ignore her emotions. T'Pol walks over, kneels and takes Hoshi's hands in hers; Hoshi seemed to enjoy it as well (Friendly reminder that the Vulcan kiss is two fingers touching two fingers, and that they are not the hand holding hand-holding types because of their TouchTelepathy).

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** The comicbook miniseries "The Q Gambit" starts and ends with Q popping into Picard's private quarters while he's trying to relax. Picard doesn't seem flustered by this at all. Plus there's the fact that Q says he came seeking counsel and implies he was going to ask him for help, which speaks volumes about how highly he regards the captain.


*** In 2016, [[https://fanlore.org/wiki/Amok_Time#D.C._Fontana_on_Canon_Slash D.C. Fontana angrily denied that gay subtext]] had been deliberately written into "Amok Time". She denounced these speculations as "nonsense". She is one of the closest sources we have to WordOfGod now that Gene's dead. Of course, since people believe what they want to believe, slash fans will just say "well, that's what she ''says''," and continue to call her a "K/S Fangirl" for her involvement as story editor on what they consider "obvious" episodes.

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*** In 2016, [[https://fanlore.org/wiki/Amok_Time#D.C._Fontana_on_Canon_Slash D.C. Fontana angrily Fontana, who edited the script, denied that gay subtext]] had been deliberately written into "Amok Time". She denounced these speculations as Time", and said such and idea was "nonsense". She is one of the closest sources we have to WordOfGod now that Gene's dead. Of course, since people believe what they want to believe, slash fans will just say "well, that's what she ''says''," and continue to call her a "K/S Fangirl" for her involvement as story editor on what they consider "obvious" episodes.


* And of course there is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCC0OaU8ndA the infamous backrub scene]]. And the episode "Amok Time" (see image). [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Pon farr anyone?]]

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* And of course there is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCC0OaU8ndA the infamous backrub scene]]. And the episode "Amok Time" "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" (see image). [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Pon farr anyone?]]



* In "Journey to Babel", we meet Spock's parents. Amanda and Sarek touch the tips of their index and middle fingers together several times. As they do this in public, three times in front of Kirk and others, this gesture is more likely to be Vulcan hand-holding, but slash fans like to assume this is how Vulcans kiss, which may [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar change the way you view certain scenes.]]
* 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.

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* In "Journey "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E10JourneyToBabel}} Journey to Babel", Babel]]", we meet Spock's parents. Amanda and Sarek touch the tips of their index and middle fingers together several times. As they do this in public, three times in front of Kirk and others, this gesture is more likely to be Vulcan hand-holding, but slash fans like to assume this is how Vulcans kiss, which may [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar change the way you view certain scenes.]]
* Even the Klingons could see it. In "Errand "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E26ErrandOfMercy}} Errand of Mercy", 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 Requiem for Methuselah, [=McCoy=] tells Spock

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* In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E19RequiemForMethuselah}} Requiem for Methuselah, Methuselah]]", [=McCoy=] tells SpockSpock:



* In The City on the Edge of Forever, Kirk and the love interest, Edith Keeler, have a conversation:

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* In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E28TheCityOnTheEdgeOfForever}} The City on the Edge of Forever, Forever]]", Kirk and the love interest, Edith Keeler, have a conversation:



** Also from "The City on the Edge of Forever", when Edith is asking Kirk and Spock who they are:

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** Also from "The City on the Edge of Forever", when When Edith is asking Kirk and Spock who they are:



* In "Bread and Circuses", [=McCoy=] accuses Spock of being afraid of his own emotions, which leads to this exchange:

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* In "Bread "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E25BreadAndCircuses}} Bread and Circuses", Circuses]]", [=McCoy=] accuses Spock of being afraid of his own emotions, which leads to this exchange:



* In "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?]]
* "The Devil in the Dark", Kirk and Spock argue about killing the Horta, Spock doesn't approve of the idea because he believes it is the only Horta left. But when Kirk tells Spock over communicator that the Horta is in the room with him Spock insists Kirk kill it immediately.

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* In "The Empath", "[[{{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?]]
* "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E25TheDevilInTheDark}} The Devil in the Dark", Dark]]", Kirk and Spock argue about killing the Horta, Spock doesn't approve of the idea because he believes it is the only Horta left. But when Kirk tells Spock over communicator that the Horta is in the room with him Spock insists Kirk kill it immediately.



** The one in "Mirror, Mirror" is a bit creepy. [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder BDSM, anyone?]]
** The episode "By Any Other Name" saw a lot of touching between [=McCoy=] and Spock.
** A Hallmark ''Star Trek'' Christmas ornament uses this scene, complete with creepy dialogue. Its very giggle inducing.
** Then there is gem from "Operation Annihilate":

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** The one in "Mirror, Mirror" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror}} Mirror, Mirror]]" is a bit creepy. [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder BDSM, anyone?]]
** The episode "By "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E22ByAnyOtherName}} By Any Other Name" Name]]" saw a lot of touching between [=McCoy=] and Spock.
** A Hallmark ''Star Trek'' Christmas ornament uses this scene, complete with creepy dialogue. Its It's very giggle inducing.
** Then there is there's gem from "Operation Annihilate":"[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E29OperationAnnihilate}} Operation: Annihilate!]]":



* There's also a hint of LesYay between Uhura and a couple of the alien girls. In ''[[Recap/StarTrekS3E1SpocksBrain Spock's Brain]]'', for instance, when the Eymorg lands on the ship, and the whole crew (including Uhura) gape at how beautiful she is. In ''Amok Time'', when Uhura sees T'Pring's communication to Spock, she says in an almost lovestruck voice "Oh, she's beautiful! Who is she?"

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* There's also a hint of LesYay between Uhura and a couple of the alien girls. In ''[[Recap/StarTrekS3E1SpocksBrain Spock's Brain]]'', for instance, when the Eymorg lands on the ship, and the whole crew (including Uhura) gape at how beautiful she is. In ''Amok Time'', "Amok Time", when Uhura sees T'Pring's communication to Spock, she says in an almost lovestruck voice "Oh, she's beautiful! Who is she?"



* Picard and Q from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Recurring guest star Q develops a fascination with humanity--Picard in particular--and continuously pops up to test him and enjoy Picard's snarky/witty banter. Unless he's popping up to save Picard's life, or guide him to save the universe. He has no regard for Picard's personal space, and pops into bed with him twice; the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqUfPhMxmAg&feature=related second time]], Picard has a quite civil chat while lying half-nude in bed next to Q. In one instance, when trying to get Vash (Picard's old girlfriend) to come back to him, Q spends far more time talking about Picard, in affectionate and nostalgic tones no less, than he does about the woman he presumably came back for. Not to mention at least one writer and John de Lancie (Q) himself felt strongly that Q was in love with Picard. At one point, Q muses that he might have done better to appear to Picard as a female (presumably as an excuse of using it to manipulate Picard -- but the flirty nature of the statement makes that justification come off as suspect).

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* Picard and Q from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Recurring guest star Q develops a fascination with humanity--Picard in particular--and continuously pops up to test him and enjoy Picard's snarky/witty banter. Unless he's popping up to save Picard's life, or guide him to save the universe. He has no regard for Picard's personal space, and pops into bed with him twice; the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqUfPhMxmAg&feature=related second time]], Picard has a quite civil chat while lying half-nude in bed next to Q. In one instance, when trying to get Vash (Picard's old girlfriend) to come back to him, Q spends far more time talking about Picard, in affectionate and nostalgic tones no less, than he does about the woman he presumably came back for. Not to mention at least one writer and John de Lancie Creator/JohnDeLancie (Q) himself felt strongly that Q was in love with Picard. At one point, Q muses that he might have done better to appear to Picard as a female (presumably as an excuse of using it to manipulate Picard -- but the flirty nature of the statement makes that justification come off as suspect).



* "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...
** Yar ''dies'' trying to rescue Troi from a hostile alien...
* Data's FoeYay with Kivas Fajo in "The Most Toys". At one point, Fajo throws acid on Data so that he'll change into the clothes he's laid out for him, and then goes on to say that he wouldn't mind if Data just went around naked.
* Some of Lore's interactions with Data came off as rather... [[TwinCest suggestive to me]]. In the "Descent" two-parter especially, where Lore gets Data addicted to his emotions and uses that to manipulate him to his side, taking a rather perverse pleasure in it all the while. Lore actually seems to have a bit of a preoccupation with getting Data to work with him, despite the fact that he could have been rid of the other android a long time ago with as many times as he's incapacitated him.
* There is a curious example of this trope in the second season episode "The Outrageous Okona" when Worf catches Okona fraternizing with a female member of the crew. Worf orders Okona out of the lady's quarters, but Okona instead takes a step towards the Klingon, at which point Worf growls and says, "I'd love that, but I have my orders!" The intent, I'm sure, was that Okona was acting aggressively, and Worf, as usual, was itching for a fight, but the direction and editing left the scene strangely ambiguous.

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* "The "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E3TheNakedNow The Naked Now" 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...
** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E22SkinOfEvil}} Skin of Evil]]", Yar ''dies'' trying to rescue Troi from a hostile alien...
* Data's FoeYay with Kivas Fajo in "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E22TheMostToys}} The Most Toys".Toys]]". At one point, Fajo throws acid on Data so that he'll change into the clothes he's laid out for him, and then goes on to say that he wouldn't mind if Data just went around naked.
* Some of Lore's interactions with Data came off as rather... [[TwinCest suggestive to me]]. In the "Descent" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E24S7E1Descent}} Descent]]" two-parter especially, where Lore gets Data addicted to his emotions and uses that to manipulate him to his side, taking a rather perverse pleasure in it all the while. Lore actually seems to have a bit of a preoccupation with getting Data to work with him, despite the fact that he could have been rid of the other android a long time ago with as many times as he's incapacitated him.
* There is a curious example of this trope in the second season episode "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E4TheOutrageousOkona}} The Outrageous Okona" Okona]]" when Worf catches Okona fraternizing with a female member of the crew. Worf orders Okona out of the lady's quarters, but Okona instead takes a step towards the Klingon, at which point Worf growls and says, "I'd love that, but I have my orders!" The intent, I'm sure, was that Okona was acting aggressively, and Worf, as usual, was itching for a fight, but the direction and editing left the scene strangely ambiguous.



* In "The Host" Dr. Crusher starts dating a Trill, not knowing the species are actually symbiotes that move through different host bodies. Eventually her lover has to be transferred to another body which is female, and Crusher breaks up with him/her...and it's specifically because she can't handle being with someone who could move to a different body at any time, not that he is now a she.

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* In "The Host" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E23TheHost}} The Host]]" Dr. Crusher starts dating a Trill, not knowing the species are actually symbiotes that move through different host bodies. Eventually her lover has to be transferred to another body which is female, and Crusher breaks up with him/her...and it's specifically because she can't handle being with someone who could move to a different body at any time, not that he is now a she.



*** In 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 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.



** Special mention must go to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M_ydxhjSFg Bashir and Garak's first scene together]]. Between Bashir fiddling with the flower like a nervous schoolboy, and Garak going in for the shoulder rub at the end - reportedly Alexander Siddig (Bashir) read the script and thought "So we're Star Trek's first gay couple? OK, great."

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** Special mention must go to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M_ydxhjSFg Bashir and Garak's first scene together]]. Between Bashir fiddling with the flower like a nervous schoolboy, and Garak going in for the shoulder rub at the end - reportedly Alexander Siddig Creator/AlexanderSiddig (Bashir) read the script and thought "So we're Star Trek's ''Star Trek'''s first gay couple? OK, great."



** Another episode ("Destiny") establishes that Cardassians regard constant bickering as [[BelligerentSexualTension a signal of sexual interest.]] What have Garak and Bashir been doing every week for three years? Meeting for lunch to bicker about literature. Slashers drew the only logical conclusion.

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** Another episode ("Destiny") "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS03E15Destiny}} Destiny]]" establishes that Cardassians regard constant bickering as [[BelligerentSexualTension a signal of sexual interest.]] What have Garak and Bashir been doing every week for three years? Meeting for lunch to bicker about literature. Slashers drew the only logical conclusion.



** "The Wire," in which Bashir helps Garak through a near-suicidal drug addiction, is pretty much a forty-five minute canon HurtComfortFic. It culminates with Bashir going alone into Cardassian space to meet the former head of the Cardassian secret police in order to save Garak's life.
** In "The Search: part 2" Garak's [[spoiler: last words before he dies and the others leave him behind are 'I suppose I won't be having lunch with you again doctor'.]]. It wasn't real, but still!

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** "The Wire," "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E22TheWire}} The Wire]]", in which Bashir helps Garak through a near-suicidal drug addiction, is pretty much a forty-five minute canon HurtComfortFic. It culminates with Bashir going alone into Cardassian space to meet the former head of the Cardassian secret police in order to save Garak's life.
** In "The Search: part 2" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS03E02TheSearchPartII}} The Search Part II]]" Garak's [[spoiler: last words before he dies and the others leave him behind are 'I suppose I won't be having lunch with you again doctor'.]]. It wasn't real, but still!



* There's also a lot of FoeYay between Odo and Quark. Particularly in The Ascent and in the final episode.

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* There's also a lot of FoeYay between Odo and Quark. Particularly in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E09TheAscent}} The Ascent Ascent]]" and in the final episode."[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E25E26WhatYouLeaveBehind}} What You Leave Behind]]".



*** The linking scene between Odo and Laas in "Chimera" shows the two men staring into each others eyes and merging amidst soft background music. It's hard ''not'' to interpret it as a quasi-love scene.

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*** The linking scene between Odo and Laas in "Chimera" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E14Chimera}} Chimera]]" shows the two men staring into each others eyes and merging amidst soft background music. It's hard ''not'' to interpret it as a quasi-love scene.



* Kira trying to get Dax on her side in "Dramatis Personae" come off almost like a seduction. Even executive producer Ira Stephen Behr refers to it as "Kira com[ing] on to Dax."

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* Kira trying to get Dax on her side in "Dramatis Personae" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E18DramatisPersonae}} Dramatis Personae]]" come off almost like a seduction. Even executive producer Ira Stephen Behr refers to it as "Kira com[ing] on to Dax."



* Seven and Janeway of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. There was a deleted Season 5 scene where Janeway drops a rank pip, which is followed by Seven taking the pip from Janeway and sticking it back on her. Whilst Janeway is saying: "Have you ever considered trying it yourself? Romance I mean."
** In "One," Chakotay (speaking to Janeway): I know your bond with Seven is unique, different from everyone else's.
** The ending of "The Voyager Conspiracy" has got to be the femslashiest thing in the history of the franchise. In the episode, Seven downloads too much data, gets confused, and starts seeing connections and conspiracies where there are none. She steals the Delta Flyer, but Janeway beams aboard to convince her to return. Seven erects a force field to keep Janeway away.

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* Seven and Janeway of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''.Janeway. There was a deleted Season 5 scene where Janeway drops a rank pip, which is followed by Seven taking the pip from Janeway and sticking it back on her. Whilst Janeway is saying: "Have you ever considered trying it yourself? Romance I mean."
** In "One," "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E23One}} One]]," Chakotay (speaking to Janeway): I know your bond with Seven is unique, different from everyone else's.
** The ending of "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E9TheVoyagerConspiracy}} The Voyager Conspiracy" Conspiracy]]" has got to be the femslashiest thing in the history of the franchise. In the episode, Seven downloads too much data, gets confused, and starts seeing connections and conspiracies where there are none. She steals the Delta Flyer, but Janeway beams aboard to convince her to return. Seven erects a force field to keep Janeway away.



:::Seven runs through a bunch of dates and events that she, in her confused state, thinks prove that Janeway brought ''Voyager'' to the Delta Quadrant for her. Janeway counters with her own list of events, this time all the moments when she and Seven's relationship grew and evolved.

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:::Seven ** Seven runs through a bunch of dates and events that she, in her confused state, thinks prove that Janeway brought ''Voyager'' to the Delta Quadrant for her. Janeway counters with her own list of events, this time all the moments when she and Seven's relationship grew and evolved.



:::Seven finally does lower the force field. Janeway steps close and sits beside her, and the two stare at each other as soft, frankly romantic music plays. Even when you've already seen the episode it's hard not to think they're about to kiss.
** "Hope and Fear" is chock-full of Janeway/Seven LesYay, from their sweaty [[FictionalSport velocity]] sessions, to Janeway considering leaving Seven behind unthinkable, to the intimacy of Janeway adjusting Seven's ocular implant as part of their escape plan.

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:::Seven ** Seven finally does lower the force field. Janeway steps close and sits beside her, and the two stare at each other as soft, frankly romantic music plays. Even when you've already seen the episode it's hard not to think they're about to kiss.
** "Hope "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E24HopeAndFear}} Hope and Fear" Fear]]" is chock-full of Janeway/Seven LesYay, from their sweaty [[FictionalSport velocity]] sessions, to Janeway considering leaving Seven behind unthinkable, to the intimacy of Janeway adjusting Seven's ocular implant as part of their escape plan.



** The Chute is practically a romance between Tom and Harry. It includes:

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** "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS3E3TheChute}} The Chute Chute]]" is practically a romance between Tom and Harry. It includes:



** In "Coda," Harry gets so distraught delivering a eulogy that he can't finish. Cue Tom stepping in and dragging him off to a corner to comfort him. The fact that this is [[spoiler:actually all taking place inside Janeway's mind]] could qualify this as an unintentional bit of EveryoneCanSeeIt.
** "Riddles," the below-mentioned episode where Tuvok [[AlwaysCamp becomes a pastry chef]], also gives us Tom and Harry sharing dessert off the same plate like it's NBD.

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** In "Coda," "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS3E14Coda}} Coda]]", Harry gets so distraught delivering a eulogy that he can't finish. Cue Tom stepping in and dragging him off to a corner to comfort him. The fact that this is [[spoiler:actually all taking place inside Janeway's mind]] could qualify this as an unintentional bit of EveryoneCanSeeIt.
** "Riddles," "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E6Riddles}} Riddles]]", the below-mentioned episode where Tuvok [[AlwaysCamp becomes a pastry chef]], also gives us Tom and Harry sharing dessert off the same plate like it's NBD.



** The way they touch each other in the opening scene of "the Fight" makes it almost impossible to watch the rest of the episode with your slash goggles off.
** In the fourth season two-part Episode "Year of Hell", Chakotay and Paris are taken captive aboard the Krenim time ship for months. In discussing their situation, Paris somewhat sheepishly admits that he has been spending time with handsome Krenim crewmember Obrist. The look on his face as he says it is peculiar, especially since Chakotay has also been hanging around with the ship's tyrannical commander Annorax, so it is not as if there is anything off about associating with their captors. Why be embarrassed? Obrist, for his part, seems very taken with Paris and ultimately does everything he can to help him. It becomes apparent in the end that Obrist did not need Paris or Chakotay to help him mutiny and disable the time ship, he is able to do it entirely on his own. But his actions seem as much motivated by a desire to help Paris as to finally stop Annorax, and he makes a point to beam Chakotay and Paris to safety before lowering the time ship's defenses exposing it to attack.
* Some of Barclay's interactions with the holo-Voyager in "Pathfinder" verge on this, from Harry Kim fetching him drinks and asking Barclay to [[InnocentInnuendo "go easy on me tonight"]] (at velocity) to Admiral Paris' observation that "I understand you've been spending time with a holographic re-creation of my son."
* In the season 7 episode Q2, Q junior and Icheb seem to have this. Admittedly, Q expresses an explicit sexual interest in a number of female characters (including to Icheb), but then, when he [[spoiler:runs away from his old life, he brings Icheb along, and later demonstrates that he's willing to die for him.]] Given that they've only known each other for a few days, I'd say this definitely qualifies.

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** The way they touch each other in the opening scene of "the Fight" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS5E18TheFight}} The Fight]]" makes it almost impossible to watch the rest of the episode with your slash goggles off.
** In the fourth season two-part Episode "Year TwoPartEpisode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E8YearOfHell}} Year of Hell", Hell]]", Chakotay and Paris are taken captive aboard the Krenim time ship for months. In discussing their situation, Paris somewhat sheepishly admits that he has been spending time with handsome Krenim crewmember Obrist. The look on his face as he says it is peculiar, especially since Chakotay has also been hanging around with the ship's tyrannical commander Annorax, so it is not as if there is anything off about associating with their captors. Why be embarrassed? Obrist, for his part, seems very taken with Paris and ultimately does everything he can to help him. It becomes apparent in the end that Obrist did not need Paris or Chakotay to help him mutiny and disable the time ship, he is able to do it entirely on his own. But his actions seem as much motivated by a desire to help Paris as to finally stop Annorax, and he makes a point to beam Chakotay and Paris to safety before lowering the time ship's defenses exposing it to attack.
* Some of Barclay's interactions with the holo-Voyager in "Pathfinder" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E10Pathfinder}} Pathfinder]]" verge on this, from Harry Kim fetching him drinks and asking Barclay to [[InnocentInnuendo "go easy on me tonight"]] (at velocity) to Admiral Paris' observation that "I understand you've been spending time with a holographic re-creation of my son."
* In the season 7 seven episode Q2, "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS7E17QTwo}} Q2]]", Q junior and Icheb seem to have this. Admittedly, Q expresses an explicit sexual interest in a number of female characters (including to Icheb), but then, when he [[spoiler:runs away from his old life, he brings Icheb along, and later demonstrates that he's willing to die for him.]] Given that they've only known each other for a few days, I'd say this definitely qualifies.



* Okay, I'm not usually one to see homosexual innuendo in everything, but in "Revulsion", some of the clean-up hologram's dialogue makes it sound like he's outright ''in love'' with the Doctor. He even suggests they run away together!

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* Okay, I'm not usually one to see homosexual innuendo in everything, but in "Revulsion", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E5Revulsion}} Revulsion]]", some of the clean-up hologram's dialogue makes it sound like he's outright ''in love'' with the Doctor. He even suggests they run away together!



* Before the writers started setting up a "thing" between her and Doctor Phlox (tragically cut short by the death of the actress), Cutler sure does seem to want T'Pol to pay attention to her in ''Strange New World.''
* Hoshi and Rajiin from the episode of the same name. It is basically impossible to see [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qYXtYq5K5k this scene]] between them as anything ''other'' than lesbian flirtation.

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* Before the writers started setting up a "thing" between her and Doctor Phlox (tragically cut short by the death of the actress), Cutler sure does seem to want T'Pol to pay attention to her in ''Strange "[[{{Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS01E04StrangeNewWorld}} Strange New World.''
World]]"
* Hoshi and Rajiin from the episode of the same name.[[{{Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS03E04Rajiin}} Rajiin]]. It is basically impossible to see [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qYXtYq5K5k this scene]] between them as anything ''other'' than lesbian flirtation.

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