Reviewer: Tydomin Signed
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Wow! This was a interesting, well-argued essay. I do agree with most of your points and interpretations, but that's by no means the only reason why I like it, so thank you for writing.
I'm really glad that slash fans and non slash fans alike can have these debates yet still cohabit in the same website. I reckon there's something in particular about Star Trek fans that makes them really open minded and accepting of other people's points of view.
Your theory on 'Generations' was very clever - the idea of the Nexus being seen differently through Picard's POV was something I'd never considered before. My theory was just that it would be too painful for Kirk to have a fake Spock in the Nexus, knowing (if only unconsciously) that he wasn't the real thing. Yours is probably the better explanation...Author's Response:
You know, that theory has occurred to me, too. I finally settled on the Picard's Bias thing because I hadn't heard that interpretation before and I thought it might add a new interpretation to the fandom. I think the former is totally valid, though, especially if you believe that Kirk may have conjured up a replica of Spock on the Shore Leave planet and had already learned that a 'fake' Spock isn't sufficient (which, again, I think is totally believable even if there is no *direct* evidence of that having happened ;) ).
But, yes, I love debating this with both K/Sers and anti-K/Sers alike. I like that both sides of the equation exist because I think it keeps things interesting.
Thanks for your review! I'm glad you liked the essay. =)