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postingjustwhatever · 2 days ago
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I’ve been rewatching TOS, here’s a collection of Spock making this face
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quasi-normalcy · a day ago
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You know that one episode of the original Star Trek, “Day of the Dove,” where there’s an energy being that feeds on hate, and so it just manipulates Starfleet and the Klingons into fighting each other, healing their wounds, furnishing them with swords, and keeping them blindly, unthinkingly angry so that they will go on beating the shit out of each other forever?
That’s basically the role that Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Google, and the other social media types are playing in the Culture War. Even if you think you’re winning, you’re just making them more powerful.
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na-nanu · 2 days ago
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In their down time, Kirk does needle Spock into being more emotional/human but I think unlike some other members of the crew (cough cough Bones) who want Spock to be less Vulcan, Kirk sees Spock’s human side and wants him to express it (he wants Spock to be more of himself).
In serious contexts, when Spock gives advice from a Vulcan perspective (which can often be emotionally distressing to humans), Jim always respects his point of view. Jim can appreciate Vulcan logic in those situations because as captain he knows how important it is to be able to see past your emotion, to not let it rule you. In that way he’s one of the most Vulcan humans we see.
Spock is a man eternally divided between two cultures, but finding someone who loves, understands, and respects both halves of him probably helps that pain a lot.
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spikestartrek · 2 days ago
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I made a thing on tiktok today
My favorite part about this is the implication that until now everyone had just collectively agreed to let Jim believe Santa is real
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cauldronofmorning · 2 days ago
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This feels like I’m insulting him, but I love that when Kirk really suffers, he just… can’t talk (Doomsday Machine, City On The Edge, Ultimate Computer, all the thousand yard stares). It’s such a contrast to his loud cutely hammy commanding self, and works so well.
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night-running-echo · a day ago
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Ok so, we all know that cats purr right. For Science they purr when they're relaxed or in a state of happiness, so purring is simply soothing, or self-soothing behaviour. But then, they also documented that cats and other felidae from the family Felinae (Which can purr), also purr when they're hungry, injured, or frightened. The sounds they emit are used to receive assistance, help and unsurprisingly, attention. In both ways, the felines can purr also for "healing", a therapy to calm members of their family circle. It's triggered when one of those individuals is hurt, is in danger, or is in negative state of mind. Following this logic Vulcans are, analysing their attitude, most likely able to purr. This means Spock would purr every time Jim is in danger, hurt, or is just pretty much overthinking, which he does constantly, or viceversa, when he is injured and wants attention and receive help. In this essay I will-
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spocktheestallion · 4 months ago
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tbh though if i were mccoy i’d be pretty fucking fed up with spock too. imagine you’re a doctor, you dedicate your life to learning how care for hundreds of different life forms and species across the galaxy, and then your wife divorces you, which leads you to enlisting as a doctor for starfleet. this is WAY outside of your comfort zone, you hate adventure and you’d rather be sittin on a porch in the sun with some sweet tea in hand and your daughter on your knee, but you ain’t got nowhere else to go, and who are you if you aren’t a doctor? you’ve dedicated your whole life and so much more to healing. so you enlist, you get assigned to a starship. not your dream job, but if there’s one thing leonard mccoy knows how to do it’s treat patients. and then THIS MEDICAL MARVEL MOTHERFUCKER comes in with his fucked up gene spliced half human half vulcan biology and the rarest most obscure blood type even among vulcans with ZERO precedent for his existence or medical baseline and also happens to be THE WORST PATIENT IN HISTORY. REFUSES to sit still and follow instructions. always making smart ass comments about your silly human emotionalism. you’ll get insane fucking readings and be like “spock i think you’re dying” and the bastard will answer with a straight face “yes. that’s just pon farr.” “can you tell me how to treat it?” “no.” and then just walks out of the fucking sickbay. you’re constantly busting your ass trying to figure out how to keep this human-alien catboy mix’n’match medical nightmare from hell alive and healthy and all you get in return is backhanded compliments from an emotionally stunted fruit. and you can’t even complain about it to your best friend because he’s too busy doodling this obstinate motherfucker’s name all over his notebook while eye-fucking him on the middle of the bridge. hell i’d be an alcoholic too.
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oscar-be-wildin · 10 months ago
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quasi-normalcy · 20 hours ago
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So Star Trek gets a lot of credit for being Utopian, but the thing is that, looking back at it, The Original Series was basically just faithfully recreating the technological optimism and Standard Sci-Fi History that had been popular in postwar pulp science fiction and that were only just starting to fall out of fashion in literature in the late 1960s. Beyond this, TOS is actually kind of indecisive in its utopianism; I mean, yes, they have Kirk telling Edith Keeler about how there will be no poverty, disease, or war in the future; but then they also have the Federation threatening Spock with a random death penalty for visiting Talos IV or Starfleet having a General Order that can be invoked to eradicate all life on a planet. Like, it’s utopian in a generic sense, but there’s not a lot of thought given to what thais would actually mean; and it’s not until The Motion Picture novelization and, especially, The Next Generation that they really kind of codify the utopia’s rules; before that, it’s just sort of an optional detail, like how TOS spends its first season unable to decide upon the name of Spock’s species or what century it’s supposed to be set in.
Basically what I’m saying is that the Star Trek’s world building really wasn’t planned at all, and it’s actually pretty remarkable that it has a canon that’s anywhere near as coherent as it is.
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na-nanu · 2 days ago
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The way that Spock literally lies about Vulcans not being able to lie……. To Jim’s FACE no less…… early episodes Spock really plays into the human stereotypes of Vulcans ON PURPOSE in order to get them off his ass about his feelings/possibly to gain an advantage in certain situations (like the menagerie). He’s a sneaky bastard Spock is. I think that Kirk figures this out early and is both a little hurt and a lot impressed (it takes on to know one after all—Kirk’s a master plotter)
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bigbad-tardis · 20 days ago
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“Spock having pink lips is in Star Trek is inaccurate because Spock has green blood”
Wrong he just likes lipstick
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They all wear makeup you stupid man
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