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intrigueing ([personal profile] intrigueing) wrote2015-06-11 08:01 pm

29 Days of Star Trek Meme: Day 7 - Day 7 - Your favorite non-canon pairing?

Okay, I'll break this one down by series.

TOS: Kirk/Spock. I wouldn't say I ship them, because to me personally, that term implies that I prefer them as a romantic couple rather than platonic friends, which I don't. I love them as platonic friends somewhat more than I love them as a romantic couple. However that's a bit like saying out of Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors, I love Chocolate Fudge Brownie somewhat more than Chocolate Therapy. Also, ancient - I mean, uh, classic - Kirk/Spock fanfic was the first in-depth, emotionally-serious, explicit depiction of sex in fiction I had ever read (or watched), and I cannot overstate the (extremely, extremely positive) impact on shaping my understanding of how sex and sexual desire and romantic relationships could be a good thing rooted in good feelings rather than the weird, disingenuous, exasperating, romance-is-important-just-'cause-now-shut-up non sequiturs that I had seen so much of in Hollywood romance movies and YA novels.

TNG: I actually don't really have one. I suppose if Tasha lived, it might be Data/Tasha, but is that canon or non-canon? I almost ship Picard/Guinan, but in the end I know it's just something I like to occasionally think about, not read about or picture happening in the future. And I don't know if my thing for Picard/Q counts as a pairing. Mostly I think of it as one out of a never-ending list of ways that Picard fascinates Q and Q pisses Picard off (I will take all the non-sappy fanfic recs for this though. Hint hint.)

DS9: Bashir/Garak. Don't even have to pause for a millisecond to come up with that one. It is also one of a very, very small handful of non-canon pairings that I think could have actually, really, seriously, been canon without screwing up anything about the show or the characters if the showrunners hadn't been so skittish and "no homo!" I'm not certain a relationship between them would have worked out as something permanent, but I really think they could have had sex or a short-term doomed relationship or explicitly acknowledged romantic feelings and made it believable.

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 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] lightbird 2015-06-12 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
I would say Data/Tasha is canon, since they were, as Data puts it, intimate.

I love Bashir & Garak and will read both M/M fics pairing them and gen fics about their friendship. They had a wonderful deep, complex friendship and it absolutely could've gone beyond friendship into romantic and/or sexual, though I agree that I don't think it ultimately would've lasted.