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Two picspams for [livejournal.com profile] startrekland. \o/

I honestly can't pick a favourite TOS character unless you twist my arm, because I love everybody so much that it's absolutely ridiculous. Which is just to say that these two picspams aren't necessarily because Spock and Uhura are my two favourite characters. But on the 8th, I was rewatching The Man Trap in commemoration/celebration, and was reminded of the introduction we get to Uhura and Spock (well, sort of; my introduction to Spock was actually in The Cage, but this is his introduction in terms of the series as it aired, I suppose), and I fell in love all over again. I love how Spock is so awkward and earnest while Uhura is snarky and bemused as she baits him. It's adorable, and I had to picspam it. The second picspam, from XI, is maybe my favourite Spock/Uhura scene (really, they're all tied) in that film. I'm not totally sure I ship them forever… though in a sense I kind of ship Everyone/Everyone in Star Trek, particularly in XI, but I do love their relationship, and I think this scene is most representative of one of the things I love most about it, which Zach described better than I ever could when he said: 'Uhura is almost a canvas onto whom Spock can project the emotion that he is not able to express himself.' And I think that's very true. TOS!Spock grows to a point where his lack of emotion is really a facade: they talk about it in the show and the films like he hasn't got any, but it's clear that his emotions really do run very deeply and over time, he learns how to deal with them in ways that don't involve shutting down and pretending he doesn't feel them at all. But like the Spock we see in The Man Trap, XI!Spock isn't at that point yet: he's still awkward and earnest, a little bit uncomfortable in his own skin and amongst his fellow Starfleet officers, and unsure of how to balance his emotions with his pursuit of logic as the greatest virtue. So anyway. Picspams!

'Captain's Log: Stardate 1513.1. Our position: orbiting planet M113.
Onboard the Enterprise, Mr Spock, temporarily in command.'

'Ms Uhura, your last subspace log contained an error in the frequencies column.'
'Mr Spock, sometimes I think if I hear that word "frequency" once more, I'll cry.'
'I was just trying to start a conversation.'
'Well, since it is illogical for a communications officer to resent the word "frequency", I have no answer.'
'No, you have an answer. I'm an illogical woman, who's beginning to feel too much a part of that communications console.'

'Why don't you tell me I'm an attractive young lady? Or ask me if I've ever been in love?
Or tell me how your planet Vulcan looks on a lazy evening when the moon is full?'

'Vulcan has no moon, Ms Uhura.'
'I'm not surprised, Mr Spock.'

~ o ~ o ~ o ~

'Acting Captain's Log: Stardate 2258.42. We have had no word from Captain Pike. I have therefore classified him a hostage of the war criminal known as Nero.
Nero, who has destroyed my home planet and most of its six billion inhabitants. While the essence of our culture has been saved
in the elders who now reside upon this ship, I estimate no more than ten thousand have survived.'

'I am now a member of an endangered species.'

'I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I am so sorry.'

'What do you need? Tell me. Tell me.'
'I need everyone to continue performing admirably.'


further notes
; click through for full-size.
; caps from Star Trek XI were made by [livejournal.com profile] killmotion at [livejournal.com profile] inadream_caps; TOS caps are my own.
; if you for some reason want to post these elsewhere, you can, but I would appreciate if you'd credit me (either as [livejournal.com profile] builtofsorrow or as justonesyllable.tumblr).
; ll&p. ♥

Date: 2010-09-13 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] everydayjoy.livejournal.com
Ah, these are just what I needed to see on a Monday morning. Lovely!

Spock is my favourite <3

Date: 2010-09-13 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] revengent.livejournal.com
I love this! I like how you had a spam with Spock and Uhura from TOS, then from XI :D



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