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intrigueing ([personal profile] intrigueing) wrote2015-06-10 04:54 pm

29 Days of Star Trek Meme: Day 6 - Your favorite canon pairing?

Favorite canon pairing?

Kirk/Enterprise.

Duh.

What else would it be? :)

As for any "this doesn't count as canon!" accusations, well [personal profile] selenak elaborates on this better than I ever could, but in short: the Enterprise is the object of Kirk's romantic energies. He has many emotionally serious affairs with women, yes. He has an intense and deep friendship with Spock, yes. But the Enterprise, for him, is not only 1) transcendence, consuming his identity and doing so in a way that gives his life purpose and meaning, but in addition, 2) he himself, as well as his colleagues, as well as the events of the universe (as in Elaan of Troyius), explicitly describe his relationship with his ship as a romance. The first one alone has nothing to do with romance per se. And the second one alone would be more of a joke than anything. But put the two together, and, well, as far as I'm concerned the only human/vehicle pairing more canon than this one is Doctor/TARDIS.

Day 1 - Which Star Trek series is your favorite?
Day 2 - Who is your favorite character?
Day 3 - Who is your least favorite character?
Day 4 - What is the first episode/movie you watched?
Day 5 - What was the first Star Trek series you watched?
Day 6 - Your favorite canon pairing? (Canon being the series and the movies, including the reboot.)
Day 7 - Your favorite non-canon pairing?
Day 8 - Your favorite actor/actress? (Not the same as character.)
Day 9 - What's your favorite episode?
Day 10 - What's your favorite species? (Humans are a species as well.)
Day 11 - What's your least favorite species? (See question 9 about species.)
Day 12 - What's your favorite funny moment?
Day 13 - What's your favorite dramatic moment?
Day 14 - What's your favorite Star Trek quote?
Day 15 - How did you get into Star Trek?
Day 16 - Are you involved with Star Trek fandom?
Day 17 - Have you read any of the books? If so, which ones?
Day 18 - If you could be any species in the Star Trek universe, what would you be?
Day 19 - How did the Star Trek reboot affect you?
Day 20 - Of the minor characters (one shots, not the recurring ones) who’s your favorite?
Day 21 - Which Star Trek food would you want to try at least once?
Day 22 - Which Star Trek world would you want to visit at least once?
Day 23 - Is there anything you'd want to change about Star Trek? Why?
Day 24 - Is there anything about Star Trek that has disappointed you?
Day 25 - How has Star Trek changed you?
Day 26 - Lots of Star Trek Parodies out there. Which do you dig?
Day 27 - What would you cross over with Star Trek?
Day 28 - Your favorite friendship in Star Trek?
Day 29 - If you could tell Gene Roddenberry one thing, Star Trek related or not, what would it be?

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[personal profile] melannen 2015-06-10 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Plus, you know, there's the bit in The Naked Time where he's stripped down to his most basic bare self and all he does is talk about how he's in love with his ship and they're in an exclusive relationship. I'm not sure how you can get more canon than that really....
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[personal profile] lightbird 2015-06-11 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
But the Enterprise, for him, is not only 1) transcendence, consuming his identity and doing so in a way that gives his life purpose and meaning, but in addition, 2) he himself, as well as his colleagues, as well as the events of the universe (as in Elaan of Troyius), explicitly describe his relationship with his ship as a romance.

See also 'The Naked Time'. "Now I know why they call it a she..." etc. etc.

I do also really like Troi/Riker even though things didn't work out for them. They had great chemistry together. Also, Jadzia/Worf.

ETA: oops, I see [personal profile] melannen already cited "Naked Time".
Edited 2015-06-11 02:44 (UTC)
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[personal profile] lightbird 2015-06-11 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, okay. I didn't see all the Next Gen movies (they weren't terrible but I wasn't particularly a fan). Never saw the last one and when I was spoiled on what happened to Data I couldn't bring myself to ever watch.
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[personal profile] lunabee34 2015-06-11 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
I agree! That shot of Kirk coming up over the rise in the first reboot movie and seeing the Enterprise on the horizon--gets me in the heart place every time.
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[personal profile] lynndyre 2015-06-11 09:41 am (UTC)(link)
The Enterprise is a beautiful lady, and we love her. ^.^