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thosevulcaneyebrows:

spockoandjimjim just showed me what has OFFICIALLY become my favorite video EVER.

Jim Kirk. Let me count the ways:
1.       1. On a purely superficial note, his eyes (the colour of ‘whiskey and sunshine with a dash of absinthe’). They seem to change shade to match his shirt, and always sparkle with emotion
2.       2. On another purely superficial note, his petite size and curvy shape. He’s not short, just small enough so that he has to look up to Spock. Also, he’s muscular and has wide shoulders, but tends to fill out on occasion and has a bubble butt. Kirk is this bizarre physical mash up of masculine and feminine, equal parts muscleman and dainty princess, and carries off the look with style and confidence
3.       3. Dragging this back to why the character is so great, and not why William Shatner was very attractive, Kirk is a naturally sympathetic combination of arrogance and vulnerability. He doesn’t need to tower over everyone else because his authority comes from within. He’s handsome but not aggressively so, with his soft hazel eyes, dimples and little boy’s grin
4.       4. On an emotional level, Kirk is nothing like his reputation – yes, he’s very flirty and tactile, but with everyone, men and women. The women he falls for are intelligent and independent, and more often than not become friends rather than lovers (if he doesn’t lose them completely).  He’s a romantic who’s not afraid to use his sexuality (or sensuality) to get what he wants. An idealist, Kirk often doubts his own abilities, but expects only the best that his crew can give. He will never demand more from them than he is willing to give himself, to the point of heading landing parties and micromanaging the running of the ship. Above all, Kirk believes in the five year mission of the Enterprise – he is curious and quick-thinking, and inspires the same qualities in those who serve with him
5.       5. Having worked his way up from cadet to ensign to lieutenant while serving on two ships prior to taking command of the Enterprise, Kirk has earned his captaincy. He knows his job and every other post on the ship too – he’s a command pilot, can operate helm and navigation, work the comm. station, assist in engineering and jury-rig circuitry and machinery in a tight spot. He commands respect and loyalty from his crew because he has proved himself time after time
6.       6. Although on good terms with his subordinates, Kirk rarely crosses the line into friendship and never gets involved with female crewmembers. The only two real friends Kirk has on the ship are Spock and Doctor Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy. Spock is the closest to Kirk, because their relationship is based on mutual trust and respect, despite their very different personalities. Kirk depends on Spock’s cool logic to balance his own intuition, and he is proud to work alongside the ‘finest first officer in the fleet’. Spock is also very protective of his captain, a practical demonstration of the feelings which the Vulcan works hard to repress. Bones – and only Kirk uses this nickname for the doctor – is always on hand to offer emotional and psychological support, but he’s also the only member of the crew ready – and very willing – to tell the captain when he’s out of line. Occasionally McCoy takes this personal licence too far, adding to the burden of Kirk’s position, but only because he puts humanity before protocol
7.      7.  Kirk cares for his crew – though he’s not very good at putting names to faces – but prefers to keep his personal life to himself. He has suffered much, from surviving the genocide on Tarsus IV to losing his mentor and crewmates aboard the Farragut, but keeps his darkest memories from even Spock and Bones until pressed.

Basically, I love Kirk because there about a million more facets to his personality than the maverick space cowboy with an eye for the (green) ladies that everybody thinks they know. He’s smart, romantic, friendly and fair, but completely dedicated to the job and the philosophy of Starfleet. If he likes the company of women, he has also been known to work his charm on twentieth century pilots, Abraham Lincoln and his own first officer. Kirk is very sensual, but also gets completely flustered when talking about sex. This is a man who quotes Shakespeare, recognises references to Milton, and was known in his academy days as a ‘stack of books with legs’. A natural leader, Kirk is also a very private individual with hidden insecurities who can still identify with the lowliest ensign under his command. Believe half of what you see – an absurdly pretty man with a sunny smile who is not averse to walking around his own ship half naked – and none of what you hear: that’s the Kirk I love.

Jim Kirk. Let me count the ways:

1.       1. On a purely superficial note, his eyes (the colour of ‘whiskey and sunshine with a dash of absinthe’). They seem to change shade to match his shirt, and always sparkle with emotion

2.       2. On another purely superficial note, his petite size and curvy shape. He’s not short, just small enough so that he has to look up to Spock. Also, he’s muscular and has wide shoulders, but tends to fill out on occasion and has a bubble butt. Kirk is this bizarre physical mash up of masculine and feminine, equal parts muscleman and dainty princess, and carries off the look with style and confidence

3.       3. Dragging this back to why the character is so great, and not why William Shatner was very attractive, Kirk is a naturally sympathetic combination of arrogance and vulnerability. He doesn’t need to tower over everyone else because his authority comes from within. He’s handsome but not aggressively so, with his soft hazel eyes, dimples and little boy’s grin

4.       4. On an emotional level, Kirk is nothing like his reputation – yes, he’s very flirty and tactile, but with everyone, men and women. The women he falls for are intelligent and independent, and more often than not become friends rather than lovers (if he doesn’t lose them completely).  He’s a romantic who’s not afraid to use his sexuality (or sensuality) to get what he wants. An idealist, Kirk often doubts his own abilities, but expects only the best that his crew can give. He will never demand more from them than he is willing to give himself, to the point of heading landing parties and micromanaging the running of the ship. Above all, Kirk believes in the five year mission of the Enterprise – he is curious and quick-thinking, and inspires the same qualities in those who serve with him

5.       5. Having worked his way up from cadet to ensign to lieutenant while serving on two ships prior to taking command of the Enterprise, Kirk has earned his captaincy. He knows his job and every other post on the ship too – he’s a command pilot, can operate helm and navigation, work the comm. station, assist in engineering and jury-rig circuitry and machinery in a tight spot. He commands respect and loyalty from his crew because he has proved himself time after time

6.       6. Although on good terms with his subordinates, Kirk rarely crosses the line into friendship and never gets involved with female crewmembers. The only two real friends Kirk has on the ship are Spock and Doctor Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy. Spock is the closest to Kirk, because their relationship is based on mutual trust and respect, despite their very different personalities. Kirk depends on Spock’s cool logic to balance his own intuition, and he is proud to work alongside the ‘finest first officer in the fleet’. Spock is also very protective of his captain, a practical demonstration of the feelings which the Vulcan works hard to repress. Bones – and only Kirk uses this nickname for the doctor – is always on hand to offer emotional and psychological support, but he’s also the only member of the crew ready – and very willing – to tell the captain when he’s out of line. Occasionally McCoy takes this personal licence too far, adding to the burden of Kirk’s position, but only because he puts humanity before protocol

7.      7.  Kirk cares for his crew – though he’s not very good at putting names to faces – but prefers to keep his personal life to himself. He has suffered much, from surviving the genocide on Tarsus IV to losing his mentor and crewmates aboard the Farragut, but keeps his darkest memories from even Spock and Bones until pressed.

Basically, I love Kirk because there about a million more facets to his personality than the maverick space cowboy with an eye for the (green) ladies that everybody thinks they know. He’s smart, romantic, friendly and fair, but completely dedicated to the job and the philosophy of Starfleet. If he likes the company of women, he has also been known to work his charm on twentieth century pilots, Abraham Lincoln and his own first officer. Kirk is very sensual, but also gets completely flustered when talking about sex. This is a man who quotes Shakespeare, recognises references to Milton, and was known in his academy days as a ‘stack of books with legs’. A natural leader, Kirk is also a very private individual with hidden insecurities who can still identify with the lowliest ensign under his command. Believe half of what you see – an absurdly pretty man with a sunny smile who is not averse to walking around his own ship half naked – and none of what you hear: that’s the Kirk I love.

ebory-angie:

Operation: annihilate! (1x29) Triumvirate, Hurt-Kirk, Space Husbands and more…

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cokirk:

tony stark or james kirk || asked by damianwhines

"All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."

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manicpixiedreamalien asked: at first I thought that that rabbit was a tribble.....

t-high-la420:

WITH A LITTLE CROWN ON !!!!!

HAV E M E R C Y !!!!!

lovelytreknote:

“Wolf in the Fold”

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readysteadytwat:

Just look at that stare. The best bit is that he was speaking to Bones before his voice just trailed off and he looked at Spock like this. 

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phene-thyla-mine:

TOS Episode 2x14 Wolf in the Fold

Alternatively, “Spock’s Had Enough of Your Shit”

I am extremely frustrated with this episode.  It’s probably a perfect example of how, with Star Trek TOS, you can easily be slapped in the face with the fact that this show was made in the 60s.  The blatant sexism in this episode was really off-putting.  It starts off with an obviously-crucial-to-the-plot-dance by a sexy lady.  And then the Jack-the-Ripper plot takes over and it gets worse.  I think, to be honest, a lot of sexism in this episode is due to that premise.  The absolute low point, though, has to be when Spock (of all people) says, “And I suspect preys on women because women are more easily and more deeply terrified, generating more sheer horror than the male of the species. ”

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Spock, honey, I love you, but shut the fuck up.  Urgh…

That said, I was happy with how Kirk was handled here.  He drugs the crew in order to prevent them from feeling fear (literally…they spend a good portion of the episode high as kites) and he drugs not only the women, but also the men.  It was clear there was no discrimination here.

One weird moment, though, occurred at the end of the episode.  Kirk obviously doesn’t want to take his drugged-up crew down to the planet to have fun because he’s worried they’ll get into trouble, which is a good move given that they’re not in control of their faculties.  He does suggest, however, going down with Spock to check out the ladies.

Spock, in characteristic fashion, refuses.  What’s interesting is that Kirk doesn’t want to go down alone.  For all that Kirk is portrayed as a horn dog,  When Spock shoots him down with a look and the rest of the crew is in no fit state to accompany him, Kirk doesn’t want to go.  In fact, these are the closing lines of the episode:

You, gentlemen? In your condition? Don’t be ridiculous. Mister Spock, this cafe has women that are so. (met with a Look) No, I guess not. Alone? 

(Kirk goes to the door and gestures for everyone to leave.) 
KIRK: Gentlemen. “

It’s interesting to me because this whole episode implies that Kirk derives the most enjoyment not from cavorting with women but from making his crew happy.  It makes him happy to set up Scotty with one of the dancers.  It makes him happy to go out with Bones.  He wants to go out with Spock too.  But the prospect of going down alone to enjoy some “female company” by himself doesn’t appeal to him.  Instead, he basically stays on board the Enterprise to babysit the crew with Spock, although Spock is the one who suggested Kirk enjoy himself in the first place:

SPOCK: Captain, since you came to Argelius to rest, I suggest you take advantage of the opportunity. 

There’s a lot of adorable moments between Spock and Kirk in this episode too.  The fact that Spock can make it seem plausible that Jack the Ripper is some weird, bodiless alien is a testament to the character’s strength and Mr. Nimoy’s acting abilities.

Plus, Spock’s complete and utter lack of reaction to the entity’s screeches of how they’re all going to die makes this episode somewhat hilarious.  Look at picture 6 — that is his reaction, captured in all its glory.  This entity managed to take control of the ship’s computer and is threatening to murder them all horribly, but Spock’s just “Bitch, please.”

Oh, and he drives the thing out of the computer by switching the ship to manual controls and forcing the computer systems to calculate the last digit of Pi.  And Jim clearly finds intelligence sexy because his reaction to Spock’s ploy is that coy littler smirk in Photo 7.

Besides that, Spock also nerve pinches the entity when it tries to attack his hubby.

So there are some good points to this episode despite the rampant sexism.  Just brace yourselves going in.

Oh, and seeing Spock react to the drugged-up happy-go-lucky crew is also a major bonus.

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thosevulcaneyebrows:

mahironsh:

何の作品だろう?

これ可愛いんだよな~❤

彼かっこいいでしょ?このシーンは西部劇ドラマ「バージニアン」 シーズン4・エピソード4 からの引用です。

^ In case anyone else is interested… This is from The Virginian, s04 e04. ;D

phene-thyla-mine:

William Shatner sends a letter to Captain James Kirk

So the captain of the Navy’s new ship — the USS Zumwalt — is named James A. Kirk.  This USS Zumwalt is now the Navy’s largest destroyer but, interestingly, its design and “futuristic lines” means that it shows up on enemy radar as a small fishing boat.

Shatner sent a letter to the captain upon the ship’s christening which reads as follows:

"Unfortunately I can’t be with you when your vessel is commissioned and obviously your captain, Captain Kirk, is dear to my heart. So forgive me for not attending, my schedule won’t allow me, but know that you are in our thoughts — Mr. & Mrs. Shatner — and that we bless you and hope that you have a safe journey wherever your ship takes you."

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