Penname: OzTrekkie [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 03/12/2013
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Bio:

I'm the same person as OzTrek. Obviously a Star Trek fan (The Original Series more than anything) and someone who appreciates the romantic interpretation of Kirk and Spock's relationship and regardless thinks they're one of the best duos in fiction. 


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Why slash? by kira_nerys Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 16]
Summary:

My thoughts on why slash is so appealing to some of us.


Categories: Essays
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: AU Alternate Universe, Crossover, Mirror Universe, ST:TOS Original Universe, Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 682 Read Count: 7745
[Report This] Published: 09/10/2005 Updated: 09/10/2005
Reviewer: OzTrekkie Signed
Date: 04/12/2013 Title: Chapter 1: none

Hi! Good piece. If you haven't read my essay (More of a random ramble than an essay) already then check it out! http://ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=5083 

Summary:

Or, an essay on why Abramverse is awesome and full of possibilities despite Spock/Uhura, Alternative Universes, and eyes that changed colors.

 


Categories: Essays
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: None
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
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Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2429 Read Count: 14662
[Report This] Published: 12/08/2009 Updated: 12/08/2009
Reviewer: OzTrekkie Signed
Date: 04/12/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is my confusion over the alternative reality. I understand a different set of events created a different set of circumstances and thus an alternative reality. One of these differences is apparently having Spock be in a relationship with Uhura. But on Memory Alpha it uses the phrase "Spock maintained a relationship with Uhura". Abrams may have created the alternative reality to avoid continuity issues, but is he saying here that Spock already had a relationship with Uhura BEFORE the timelines split? And that the difference is that he MAINTAINS a relationship with Uhura in the reboot reality. So, basically he's saying that Spock and Uhura before the first season of TOS were in a relationship. That still seems like he's messing with the original timeline to me. What part of Uhura going up to Spock in The Man Trap and attempting, unsuccessfully, to flirt with him indicates that they were ever even that close? Not to mention she says something along the lines of "Kirk is the closest thing you have to a friend". Doesn't really seem like ex-girlfriend talk. 

 

Also, for the reboot, I'm not sure that I would use the phrase "serious relationship" necessarily. They obviously have a pre-existing relationship, and yes it is canon in the 2009 film, but there doesn't seem to be much discussion about exactly what the relationship is. Spock obviously doesn't discuss a lot with Uhura despite his affection for her and they certainly aren't bonded. Plus, particularly is Spock hasn't reached sexual maturity yet there's no indication that the relationship is physical beyond kissing (Not to mention he might be bonded to T'Pring before Vulcan is destroyed). I'm not sure Uhura would necessarily introduce Spock as "This is Spock, my boyfriend". 

 

The relatonship seems kind of obligatory action movie romance to me, there's nothing particularly creative about it. Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto are great actosr, I just don't think it really suits the character development from, you know, over 45 years of TOS. Abrams seemingly has decided to continue this subplot in Into Darkness which is causing me some annoyance. I can't really imagine where it's going, or how much time they can now commit to Spock and Kirk's "epic romance". I understand that it's an alternative reality but I can't raelly reconcile it in my mind. 



Author's Response:

Thanks for your response!

No, the timelines split the moment Nero went through time, so from the attack on USS Kelvin. Spock was 1 year old then and Kirk was just being born, so no way Spock and Uhura were in a relationship then. :)

Proof Of Love by Laura Goodwin Rated: All Audiences [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Evidence that K/S is real, and Roddenberry intended it.


Categories: Essays
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Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: None
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
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Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2124 Read Count: 12305
[Report This] Published: 04/03/2010 Updated: 04/03/2010
Reviewer: OzTrekkie Signed
Date: 04/12/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

dragoneyes Orci did say that but now in Into Darkness they seem to have decided to continue that romantic subplot. I think it's lame and can't imagine where it could be going. Will they bond and create little 1/4 Vulcans? 

 

I also don't get why Spock Prime made such a fuss about Spock returning to the ship and Kirk (Not for his "girlfriend" Uhura, interestingly) when it's a different reality with a different Spock and a different Kirk who may never be close friends. 

Summary:

I guess the title is clear as to what I mean to say with this essay. Just, please don't kill me ;-)


Categories: Essays
Characters: Original Character(s)
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9389 Read Count: 10025
[Report This] Published: 04/05/2010 Updated: 04/06/2010
Reviewer: OzTrekkie Signed
Date: 04/12/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Again, you should not use reboot canon to prove or disprove TOS canon when Abrams has emphasised that it's an alternative reality hence him taking some liberties with a number of things. 

 

This is my confusion over the alternative reality. I understand a different set of events created a different set of circumstances and thus an alternative reality. One of these differences is apparently having Spock be in a relationship with Uhura. But on memory Alpha it uses the phrase "Spock maintained a relationship with Uhura". Abrams may have created the alternative reality to avoid continuity issues, but is he saying here that Spock already had a relationship with Uhura BEFORE the timelines split? And that the difference is that he MAINTAINS a relationship with Uhura in the reboot reality. So, basically he's saying that Spock and Uhura before the first season of TOS were in a relationship. That still seems like he's messing with the original timeline to me. What part of Uhura going up to Spock in The Man Trap and attempting, unsuccessfully, to flirt with him indicates that they were ever even that close? Not to mention she says something along the lines of "Kirk is the closest thing you have to a friend". Doesn't really seem like ex-girlfriend talk.

 

Also, I don't think anybody is denying that Spock and Uhura are involved romantically in the 2009 film. Questioning the validity or relevence of it is a different thing. 

But I Thought You Were Straight by Miss Car Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 33]
Summary:

Because even in the 23th century people still make assumptions. Five people who assumed Jim Kirk was straight and the one individual who knew better from the beginning but still got a surprise.

 

 

 

Warning: Assumptions are bad.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Chris Pike, McCoy, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study, First Time, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Kirk, Bottom Spock, Hurt Kirk
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: Abuse, Dubious consent, Rape
Series: Warning: Assumptions Are Bad
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 53308 Read Count: 62854
[Report This] Published: 08/24/2010 Updated: 10/31/2010
Reviewer: OzTrekkie Signed
Date: 04/12/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Part One: Winona Kirk's Adventures in Denial Land

Well Spock/Uhura is canon in the reboot (I'd like to point out that this doesn't retrospectively make it canon in TOS) although I have to admit that I suffer a tinge of annoyance whenever somebody points it out. It's frustrating that Abrams addition of the romance makes it canon despite it not being canon in 79 episodes of TOS. This apparently makes it a "logical" pairing. Whereas abundance of moments between Kirk and Spock which would be considered flirting if one of them were a woman are considered wishful thinking and dismissed because they're not explicit canon.  

Summary:

Analysis of XI and TOS, my two cents on the canonicity of the K/S romance in relation to creator intentions as well as screen portrayal. Also doing a little comb-through of the Spock/Uhura issue, posing a few questions about its validity, and leaving some reassurances for ST:XI slash fans.


Categories: Essays
Characters: Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe, ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6420 Read Count: 21246
[Report This] Published: 02/09/2011 Updated: 01/05/2014
Reviewer: OzTrekkie Signed
Date: 04/12/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is my confusion over the alternative reality. I understand a different set of events created a different set of circumstances and thus an alternative reality. One of these differences is apparently having Spock be in a relationship with Uhura. But on Memory Alpha it uses the phrase "Spock maintained a relationship with Uhura". Abrams may have created the alternative reality to avoid continuity issues, but is he saying here that Spock already had a relationship with Uhura BEFORE the timelines split? And that the difference is that he MAINTAINS a relationship with Uhura in the reboot reality. So, basically he's saying that Spock and Uhura before the first season of TOS were in a relationship. That still seems like he's messing with the original timeline to me. What part of Uhura going up to Spock in The Man Trap and attempting, unsuccessfully, to flirt with him indicates that they were ever even that close? Not to mention she says something along the lines of "Kirk is the closest thing you have to a friend". Doesn't really seem like ex-girlfriend talk. 

Reviewer: OzTrekkie Signed
Date: 04/12/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Re you response to my above comment (As "OzTrek"), I'm surprised that Kirk/McCoy is more popular than Kirk/Spock on Archive of Our Own. Is that true? According to Fanlore even in 2009 fandom Kirk/Spock is still the most popular pairing. That's interesting though. A lot of people who argue against K/S will feel it necessary to reassert that he is exclusively heterosexual (According to them) yet here were have another popular pairing which pairs Kirk with another male. And particularly if people are doing Spock/Uhura and Kirk/McCoy together you have a situation which is slash inclusive  and S/U. Interesting.

 

I wanted to comment on Peramia's review. That's an interesting thought although I always figured Spock to be largely asexual apart from when he's under Pon Farr, and that does fit his characterisation. I always figured that if anything Spock would be more likely to show somebody romantic affection which isn't necessarily sexual, rather than the other way around. Plus, if Spock is sleeping with Uhura purely for sexual release that seems fairly casual a relationship for a Vulcan.

 



Author's Response:

Well taking a look at the reboot tag: http://archiveofourown.org/tags/Star%20Trek:%20Alternate%20Original%20Series%20(Movies)/works under 'relationships' (when I last looked anyway, the number are probably increasing daily) Kirk/McCoy is at 2331 and Kirk/Spock is at 1420. I mean, I (obviously) am a pretty big K/S fan but I do see where Kirk/McCoy comes from and I'd say that it's more prominent in reboot than in canon. Though I've never seen a K/Mc vs. K/S shipwar like you get K/S vs. S/U (or a K/Mc vs. S/U but mainly because I don't run in either of those circles so they might exist), and I generally find you get less tension between slash pairings then between the main slash and main het pairing. I'm completely fine with K/Mc shippers. It's just some S/U ones that I've found get rather nasty.

Oh, and about Spock and sex... I personally believe that he isn't asexual outside of Pon Farr, but merely doesn't have much of a drive. That is, he enjoys sex as much as any human if it's offered but also has no problem living without it. Usually with Kirk I imagine love coming first then sex being as much about intimacy as it is about pleasure. But that's just what's in my head.

And I have no idea about that "maintains" thing. Seriously, and people say the slash fans are reaching? Ship Spock/Uhura in TOS by all means but there is no way it's canon. I've said this about a million times and I'll say it again: why does everyone seem to forget Scotty?

Summary:

This essay functions as a direct refutation to Unicorn's essay, 'Why k/s is not canon to me (and why I don't mind :-)'. In this, I aim to respectfully refute various arguments made in the former essay with those in support and favor of a romantic interpretation to the K/S pairing. I am hoping this essay will be both informative and enlightening, though a lot of the points made will be nothing new to a K/S veteran.


Categories: Essays
Characters: Original Character(s)
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9614 Read Count: 11554
[Report This] Published: 02/12/2011 Updated: 02/12/2011
Reviewer: OzTrekkie Signed
Date: 04/12/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

On the topic of Spock and Uhura in the reboot, this is my confusion over the alternative reality. I understand a different set of events created a different set of circumstances and thus an alternative reality. One of these differences is apparently having Spock be in a relationship with Uhura. But on Memory Alpha it uses the phrase "Spock maintained a relationship with Uhura". Abrams may have created the alternative reality to avoid continuity issues, but was he saying here that Spock already had a relationship with Uhura BEFORE the timelines split? And that the difference is that he MAINTAINS a relationship with Uhura in the reboot reality. So, basically he's saying that Spock and Uhura before the first season of TOS were in a relationship. That still seems like he's messing with the original timeline to me. What part of Uhura going up to Spock in The Man Trap and attempting, unsuccessfully, to flirt with him indicates that they were ever even that close? Not to mention she says something along the lines of "Kirk is the closest thing you have to a friend". Doesn't really seem like ex-girlfriend talk.

Summary:

Musings about anti-slash attitudes particularly regarding Kirk/Spock and Star Trek fandom from the first season of TOS to the reboot films. 


Categories: Essays
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: None
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
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Warnings: None
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Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4671 Read Count: 16310
[Report This] Published: 04/10/2013 Updated: 04/10/2013
Reviewer: OzTrekkie Signed
Date: 04/11/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Why Are People So Rude to “Slash Fangirls”?

Holy crap, thank you for all the reviews! Last time I checked my essay hadn't even been validated! 

Reviewer: OzTrekkie Signed
Date: 04/11/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Why Are People So Rude to “Slash Fangirls”?

I realise I'm reviewing my own essay here but I just wanted to say that I posted the link to this on the IMDB message boards for Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek (2009) and Into Darkness. I doubt everybody on there will be so supportive but I felt I wanted to expose it beyond Kirk/Spock friendly pages and sites, especially with Into Darkness coming out soon (And people are already talking about Kirk/Spock and Spock/Uhura on the messageboard). If I start getting harrassed though, I would appreciate some support if any of you have IMDB accounts. Thanks. 



Author's Response:

*harassed 

Reviewer: OzTrekkie Signed
Date: 04/12/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Why Are People So Rude to “Slash Fangirls”?

Response to lilyj (Since I already responded to her review): You say that you enjoy PWP but then you say that slash writers should use more brain. So basically you have your cake and eat it too.