Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Just to clarify

This video by the AP was reviewed on trekmovie.com, but they really misrepresented it, I think. They made it sound like Quinto wasn't gonna even watch Classic Trek. "Oh no!" I thought. "This is horrible!" But then I watched the video. He doesn't say that - he says Nimoy is a better resource. Hey, if you have access, yeah, he really is.

Running Amok

Star Trek: Amok Time
Kirk gets wedged into a duel to the death with Spock. Never mind the circumstances of that - no one but the Vulcans are supposed to know. Anyway, Kirk forgets to check exactly what the duel is to, so of course he gets his ass kicked and dies.

No, wait. McCoy gave him something to simulate death and now he's all better!

This episode is the starting point for a fair amount of Trek fanfic, all of the Kirk/Spock variety.

"It has to do with... biology... Vulcan biology."
"You mean, the biology of Vulcans...?
-Spock and Kirk