Reviewer: mila Signed
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Thank you for this gift. In the weeks that followed the release of the new Star Trek movie, we have seen many authors grapple with new characters of Kirk and Spock, however, in my opinion, no one has done so as effectively and as well as you have in this story. Spock Prime (funny how that name has caught on) is portrayed exactly as I think he would be; a wiser more emotionally stable verison of the young Spock. I love that your Spock Prime has the goal of uniting the new Jim and Spock but does so in a subtle way and not by the "wham-bang, just get it on already" style that I think would be completely contrary to his nature. As wonderful as I think all your characterization is in this story, your portrayal of this Jim is nothing short of remarkable. As your Spock Prime remarks, this Jim is more damaged than the Jim we all knew from before and as such, is not the same. You do a fantastic job of displaying those differences while still keeping the core of the Jim we know intact, waiting for the young Spock. Similarly, the new Spock is not the same but the potential for the connection with Jim is still there. I hope that you continue with this story as I am blissfully delighted for each second that I get to experience this superb piece of fiction.
It's a rare and delightful comment that makes me want to read it multiple times, so - thank you. :) I'm so happy people are enjoying my interpretations of the characters, and that most are finding their differences plausible and their similarities enjoyable. I'm trying to walk a fine line between TOS and XI to sort of bring it all together, and comments like yours make me think it's working! Thank you very much!