Fanvid: Wild Child by calapine (PG-13)

  • Jun. 30th, 2013 at 6:20 PM
Squeezing in one last entry for Alternative Media Week!

Title: Wild Child
Fandoms: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Doomsday, X-Men, Battlestar Galactica, Merlin, The Last Legion, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Robin Hood (BBC), V for Vendetta, Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Rings, Doctor Who, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 28 Days Later, Children of Dune, Legend of the Seeker, Blake's 7, Star Wars: A New Hope, Terminator: Salvation, Babylon 5, Farscape, The X-Files, Torchwood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Smallville, Superman II, Pan's Labyrinth, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Peter Pan, Star Trek: First Contact, Enterprise, Underworld, Terminator II: Judgement Day, Aliens, Survivors, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Star Trek, Stargate: Atlantis, Batman Returns, Resident Evil, The Matrix, Star Trek 09, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Ashes to Ashes, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Children of Men, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Action/adventure, women being awesome!
Length: 3:48 minutes
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] calapine
Author Website: Unknown

Author's Summary:
A multi-fandom vid for [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon's celebration of female characters.

Review:
calapine makes an unconventional but beautiful choice with her song, and for something so epic in scope, she makes it impactful on a personal scale as well, and deeply uplifting. This tribute is amazing not only for its subject matter, but also for its diversity. Women are not just awesome when they are gorgeous and kick-ass and come out with both guns blazing, but they're also awesome when they're doing science experiments, or being brave, or making difficult decisions.

Women can be some of the most harshly judged characters on screen -- because often, women are their own harshest critics. This vid highlights some unexpected choices, and reminds us that every single woman is more than just the few seconds we see them on screen -- they each have their own stories.

Wild Child
Here's a another entry in our Alternative Media Week!

Title: Star Trek: Tik Tok
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
Music Used: Tik Tok by Ke$ha
Pairing: gen with slight Kirk/Spock
Categories: crack, humor
Length: 2:31 minutes
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: MissSheenie on youtube

Author's Summary:
Working on the Enterprise is pretty much a non-stop party as far as I'm concerned. (Probably because the only parts I pay attention to are the Kirk/Spock moments, Scotty when he's drinking, Chekov when he's macking on his girlfriend and doing no work, and Uhura singing and just HAVING A GOOF in general.)

Review:
A vid that is just pure fun! Who knew the Star Trek crew was such party animals? MissSheenie must have found every single clip where they're drinking something, I swear. Beyond that, the vid is so well edited to the song, with the crew getting up, putting on their sunglasses and proceeding to party down. Drinking, dancing, fighting, grooving, this vid has it all and is such a blast. If you need a happy moment (and to be reminded of a couple seriously peculiar moments in TOS) check it out.

Star Trek: Tik Tok

Fanvid: Starships! by bironic (PG-13)

  • Jun. 27th, 2013 at 6:27 PM
A day late and a dollar short, here's my entry for Alternative Media Week

Title: Starships!
Fandom: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien/Aliens, Apollo 13, Archer, Battlestar Galactica (2004-8), Cocoon, Community, Doctor Who (2005-), Dune, Farscape, The Fifth Element, Firefly/Serenity, Forbidden Planet, Futurama, Galaxy Quest, Independence Day, The Muppet Show, Odyssey 5, Planet of the Apes (1968), Spaceballs, Star Trek (TOS, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager; movies II, IV, VII, VIII and XI/Reboot), Star Wars IV & V, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Sunshine, Superman (1978), Toy Story 2, Virtuality, WALL-E
Music Used: Starships by Nicki Minaj
Pairing: gen
Categories: sci-fi, fluff, happiness?
Length: 3:36 minutes
Warnings: n/a, except the author's warnings: "sci fi action, swear words and makeouts. *Physical note for camera movement (shaking, spinning, tilting), flashing lights and some fast-cut sequences."

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bironic
Author Website: unknown

Summary:
A celebration of pilots, captains, engineers, crew members, and the spacecraft they love to fly. (And race, and crash, and fix, and play in, and fight in, and...)

Review:
This is one of my favorite vids ever (no lie). It's a perfect combination of music and content, and as a life-long sci-fi fan I adore the love and care the vidder shows to the genre and joy the vid gets across. There are great little character moments, and I particularly liked how Bironic wove together similar situations in the INCREDIBLE HUGE amounts of fandoms into coherent sequences (wormholes, crashes, ode to engineers, and my favorite the spinning/crashing sequence).

Starships!
with bonus Lyrics + Breakdown of clips

Human Souls by KCScribblings (PG)

  • Jun. 21st, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Title: Human Souls.
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series.
Pairing: Gen.
Categories: Angst, Friendship.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Mentions canon character deaths.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kcscribbler
Author Website: KCS @ fanfiction.net

Author's Summary:
"In the wake of 'Operation Annihilate', the three people most affected by the Denevan parasites come together over a familiar game with less familiar metaphors."

Review:
Despite the fact that it's not usually mentioned when people name their favorite TOS episodes, "Operation Annihilate" is an episode that offers fanfic writers a wealth of plot possibilities and character development to explore. KCScribblings chose to dwell in the emotional aftermath of the Denevan tragedy by focusing on three of the characters most affected by it (Peter, Jim and Spock) and the way they deal with all that has happened.

This is such a beautifully written story about grief, loss and moving on. Through chess Spock manages to reach out to Peter and through Peter he manages to reach out to Jim. Without being melodramatic and with the support of great characterization, "Human Souls" shows perfectly why Kirk and Spock's friendship became legendary.

Human Souls

Human Souls by KCScribblings (PG)

  • Jun. 21st, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Title: Human Souls.
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series.
Pairing: Gen.
Categories: Angst, Friendship.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Mentions canon character deaths.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kcscribbler
Author Website: KCS @ fanfiction.net

Author's Summary:
"In the wake of 'Operation Annihilate', the three people most affected by the Denevan parasites come together over a familiar game with less familiar metaphors."

Review:
Despite the fact that it's not usually mentioned when people name their favorite TOS episodes, "Operation Annihilate" is an episode that offers fanfic writers a wealth of plot possibilities and character development to explore. KCScribblings chose to dwell in the emotional aftermath of the Denevan tragedy by focusing on three of the characters most affected by it (Peter, Jim and Spock) and the way they deal with all that has happened.

This is such a beautifully written story about grief, loss and moving on. Through chess Spock manages to reach out to Peter and through Peter he manages to reach out to Jim. Without being melodramatic and with the support of great characterization, "Human Souls" shows perfectly why Kirk and Spock's friendship became legendary.

Human Souls

Human Souls by KCScribblings (PG)

  • Jun. 21st, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Title: Human Souls.
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series.
Pairing: Gen.
Categories: Angst, Friendship.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Mentions canon character deaths.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kcscribbler
Author Website: KCS @ fanfiction.net

Author's Summary:
"In the wake of 'Operation Annihilate', the three people most affected by the Denevan parasites come together over a familiar game with less familiar metaphors."

Review:
Despite the fact that it's not usually mentioned when people name their favorite TOS episodes, "Operation Annihilate" is an episode that offers fanfic writers a wealth of plot possibilities and character development to explore. KCScribblings chose to dwell in the emotional aftermath of the Denevan tragedy by focusing on three of the characters most affected by it (Peter, Jim and Spock) and the way they deal with all that has happened.

This is such a beautifully written story about grief, loss and moving on. Through chess Spock manages to reach out to Peter and through Peter he manages to reach out to Jim. Without being melodramatic and with the support of great characterization, "Human Souls" shows perfectly why Kirk and Spock's friendship became legendary.

Human Souls

Human Souls by KCScribblings (PG)

  • Jun. 21st, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Title: Human Souls.
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series.
Pairing: Gen.
Categories: Angst, Friendship.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Mentions canon character deaths.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kcscribbler
Author Website: KCS @ fanfiction.net

Author's Summary:
"In the wake of 'Operation Annihilate', the three people most affected by the Denevan parasites come together over a familiar game with less familiar metaphors."

Review:
Despite the fact that it's not usually mentioned when people name their favorite TOS episodes, "Operation Annihilate" is an episode that offers fanfic writers a wealth of plot possibilities and character development to explore. KCScribblings chose to dwell in the emotional aftermath of the Denevan tragedy by focusing on three of the characters most affected by it (Peter, Jim and Spock) and the way they deal with all that has happened.

This is such a beautifully written story about grief, loss and moving on. Through chess Spock manages to reach out to Peter and through Peter he manages to reach out to Jim. Without being melodramatic and with the support of great characterization, "Human Souls" shows perfectly why Kirk and Spock's friendship became legendary.

Human Souls

Human Souls by KCScribblings (PG)

  • Jun. 21st, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Title: Human Souls.
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series.
Pairing: Gen.
Categories: Angst, Friendship.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Mentions canon character deaths.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kcscribbler
Author Website: KCS @ fanfiction.net

Author's Summary:
"In the wake of 'Operation Annihilate', the three people most affected by the Denevan parasites come together over a familiar game with less familiar metaphors."

Review:
Despite the fact that it's not usually mentioned when people name their favorite TOS episodes, "Operation Annihilate" is an episode that offers fanfic writers a wealth of plot possibilities and character development to explore. KCScribblings chose to dwell in the emotional aftermath of the Denevan tragedy by focusing on three of the characters most affected by it (Peter, Jim and Spock) and the way they deal with all that has happened.

This is such a beautifully written story about grief, loss and moving on. Through chess Spock manages to reach out to Peter and through Peter he manages to reach out to Jim. Without being melodramatic and with the support of great characterization, "Human Souls" shows perfectly why Kirk and Spock's friendship became legendary.

Human Souls

Human Souls by KCScribblings (PG)

  • Jun. 21st, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Title: Human Souls.
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series.
Pairing: Gen.
Categories: Angst, Friendship.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Mentions canon character deaths.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kcscribbler
Author Website: KCS @ fanfiction.net

Author's Summary:
"In the wake of 'Operation Annihilate', the three people most affected by the Denevan parasites come together over a familiar game with less familiar metaphors."

Review:
Despite the fact that it's not usually mentioned when people name their favorite TOS episodes, "Operation Annihilate" is an episode that offers fanfic writers a wealth of plot possibilities and character development to explore. KCScribblings chose to dwell in the emotional aftermath of the Denevan tragedy by focusing on three of the characters most affected by it (Peter, Jim and Spock) and the way they deal with all that has happened.

This is such a beautifully written story about grief, loss and moving on. Through chess Spock manages to reach out to Peter and through Peter he manages to reach out to Jim. Without being melodramatic and with the support of great characterization, "Human Souls" shows perfectly why Kirk and Spock's friendship became legendary.

Human Souls

The Origin of Fire by jesmihr (NC-17)

  • Nov. 2nd, 2010 at 8:44 AM
Title: The Origin of Fire.
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS.
Pairing: Kirk/Spock.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort; Romance.
Length: Medium (~6,250 words).
Warnings: Death of a OC as retold in a myth.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: jesmihr's stories @ The K/S Archive

Review:
After an incident during an away mission almost kills Jim, Spock admits to himself just how much his Captain means to him. While trying to distract Jim during his convalescence, Spock tells him a Vulcan myth that lets Jim get a glimpse of the depth of feelings that hide behind his First Officer's stoic facade and better understand his own.

An almost-death experience is a common fic trope to make two characters admit their feelings for each other. What makes jesmihr's story stand out is the way she chose to have these feelings be revealed. The ancient Vulcan myth is skillfully constructed, managing to show us the passion that lies in the Vulcan heart and in the heart of one Vulcan in particular. The ending of the fic (and the sex scene that precedes it) were perhaps a bit too mushy for my tastes, but overall this is a solid fic that plays well with some of the classic themes of K/S fanfiction.

The Origin of Fire

The Origin of Fire by jesmihr (NC-17)

  • Nov. 2nd, 2010 at 8:44 AM
Title: The Origin of Fire.
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS.
Pairing: Kirk/Spock.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort; Romance.
Length: Medium (~6,250 words).
Warnings: Death of a OC as retold in a myth.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: jesmihr's stories @ The K/S Archive

Review:
After an incident during an away mission almost kills Jim, Spock admits to himself just how much his Captain means to him. While trying to distract Jim during his convalescence, Spock tells him a Vulcan myth that lets Jim get a glimpse of the depth of feelings that hide behind his First Officer's stoic facade and better understand his own.

An almost-death experience is a common fic trope to make two characters admit their feelings for each other. What makes jesmihr's story stand out is the way she chose to have these feelings be revealed. The ancient Vulcan myth is skillfully constructed, managing to show us the passion that lies in the Vulcan heart and in the heart of one Vulcan in particular. The ending of the fic (and the sex scene that precedes it) were perhaps a bit too mushy for my tastes, but overall this is a solid fic that plays well with some of the classic themes of K/S fanfiction.

The Origin of Fire

The Origin of Fire by jesmihr (NC-17)

  • Nov. 2nd, 2010 at 8:44 AM
Title: The Origin of Fire.
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS.
Pairing: Kirk/Spock.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort; Romance.
Length: Medium (~6,250 words).
Warnings: Death of a OC as retold in a myth.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: jesmihr's stories @ The K/S Archive

Review:
After an incident during an away mission almost kills Jim, Spock admits to himself just how much his Captain means to him. While trying to distract Jim during his convalescence, Spock tells him a Vulcan myth that lets Jim get a glimpse of the depth of feelings that hide behind his First Officer's stoic facade and better understand his own.

An almost-death experience is a common fic trope to make two characters admit their feelings for each other. What makes jesmihr's story stand out is the way she chose to have these feelings be revealed. The ancient Vulcan myth is skillfully constructed, managing to show us the passion that lies in the Vulcan heart and in the heart of one Vulcan in particular. The ending of the fic (and the sex scene that precedes it) were perhaps a bit too mushy for my tastes, but overall this is a solid fic that plays well with some of the classic themes of K/S fanfiction.

The Origin of Fire

The Origin of Fire by jesmihr (NC-17)

  • Nov. 2nd, 2010 at 8:44 AM
Title: The Origin of Fire.
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS.
Pairing: Kirk/Spock.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort; Romance.
Length: Medium (~6,250 words).
Warnings: Death of a OC as retold in a myth.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: jesmihr's stories @ The K/S Archive

Review:
After an incident during an away mission almost kills Jim, Spock admits to himself just how much his Captain means to him. While trying to distract Jim during his convalescence, Spock tells him a Vulcan myth that lets Jim get a glimpse of the depth of feelings that hide behind his First Officer's stoic facade and better understand his own.

An almost-death experience is a common fic trope to make two characters admit their feelings for each other. What makes jesmihr's story stand out is the way she chose to have these feelings be revealed. The ancient Vulcan myth is skillfully constructed, managing to show us the passion that lies in the Vulcan heart and in the heart of one Vulcan in particular. The ending of the fic (and the sex scene that precedes it) were perhaps a bit too mushy for my tastes, but overall this is a solid fic that plays well with some of the classic themes of K/S fanfiction.

The Origin of Fire

The Origin of Fire by jesmihr (NC-17)

  • Nov. 2nd, 2010 at 8:44 AM
Title: The Origin of Fire.
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS.
Pairing: Kirk/Spock.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort; Romance.
Length: Medium (~6,250 words).
Warnings: Death of a OC as retold in a myth.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: jesmihr's stories @ The K/S Archive

Review:
After an incident during an away mission almost kills Jim, Spock admits to himself just how much his Captain means to him. While trying to distract Jim during his convalescence, Spock tells him a Vulcan myth that lets Jim get a glimpse of the depth of feelings that hide behind his First Officer's stoic facade and better understand his own.

An almost-death experience is a common fic trope to make two characters admit their feelings for each other. What makes jesmihr's story stand out is the way she chose to have these feelings be revealed. The ancient Vulcan myth is skillfully constructed, managing to show us the passion that lies in the Vulcan heart and in the heart of one Vulcan in particular. The ending of the fic (and the sex scene that precedes it) were perhaps a bit too mushy for my tastes, but overall this is a solid fic that plays well with some of the classic themes of K/S fanfiction.

The Origin of Fire

The Origin of Fire by jesmihr (NC-17)

  • Nov. 2nd, 2010 at 8:44 AM
Title: The Origin of Fire.
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS.
Pairing: Kirk/Spock.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort; Romance.
Length: Medium (~6,250 words).
Warnings: Death of a OC as retold in a myth.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: jesmihr's stories @ The K/S Archive

Review:
After an incident during an away mission almost kills Jim, Spock admits to himself just how much his Captain means to him. While trying to distract Jim during his convalescence, Spock tells him a Vulcan myth that lets Jim get a glimpse of the depth of feelings that hide behind his First Officer's stoic facade and better understand his own.

An almost-death experience is a common fic trope to make two characters admit their feelings for each other. What makes jesmihr's story stand out is the way she chose to have these feelings be revealed. The ancient Vulcan myth is skillfully constructed, managing to show us the passion that lies in the Vulcan heart and in the heart of one Vulcan in particular. The ending of the fic (and the sex scene that precedes it) were perhaps a bit too mushy for my tastes, but overall this is a solid fic that plays well with some of the classic themes of K/S fanfiction.

The Origin of Fire

Transition by Anyonerelevant (PG)

  • Aug. 17th, 2010 at 8:07 AM
Title: Transition.
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series.
Pairing: Gen.
Categories: Pre-canon.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Harassment against aliens and women (the last physical), misogyny.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Anyonerelevant @ AO3


Author's Summary:
"Spock's first experience with the new Captain of Enterprise."

Review:
James T. Kirk assumes command of the Enterprise and has his first senior staff meeting. Spock is pleasantly surprised with what he finds.

After Star Trek XI, I craved for fics that showed how Kirk and Spock met in the the original series. Going against what seems the most common trope (a one night stand between Kirk and Spock), Anyonerelevant present a plausible scenario that gives us some insight on the characters we first meet in "Where no Man Has Gone Before".

I'll admit that I considered for a bit whether or not to rec this story, as it's not very long and there's really not much of a plot. Yet there are lot of things that I really liked about it. The portrayal of the characters is certainly one of its highlights. Spock, who tries his best to suppress the emotional reactions he has to the way he is treated and constrained by superior officers who do not understand him or make a real effort to do so. Kirk, who tries to be reasonable and conciliatory, but at the same time make his place as the new captain perfectly clear. Gary Mitchell, who is not really the villain of the piece so much as very misguided. And of course Sulu, Scotty and Uhura, who despite their smaller roles, also have a chance to show the professionalism and passion for their jobs that is so clear in the rest of the series.

One of the things that made this fic so memorable to me is that, unlike what you find in most TOS fics, Anyonerelevant didn't gloss over some of the problematic aspects present in the original series considering the supposedly utopic Federation, namely the clear misogyny and xenophobia against non-humans that can be felt in some episodes.

All in all, this is fic depicts the one first meeting that I can truly see as happening in the original series and that makes a great foundation for the epic friendship Kirk and Spock will eventually build.

Transition

Transition by Anyonerelevant (PG)

  • Aug. 17th, 2010 at 8:07 AM
Title: Transition.
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series.
Pairing: Gen.
Categories: Pre-canon.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Harassment against aliens and women (the last physical), misogyny.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Anyonerelevant @ AO3


Author's Summary:
"Spock's first experience with the new Captain of Enterprise."

Review:
James T. Kirk assumes command of the Enterprise and has his first senior staff meeting. Spock is pleasantly surprised with what he finds.

After Star Trek XI, I craved for fics that showed how Kirk and Spock met in the the original series. Going against what seems the most common trope (a one night stand between Kirk and Spock), Anyonerelevant present a plausible scenario that gives us some insight on the characters we first meet in "Where no Man Has Gone Before".

I'll admit that I considered for a bit whether or not to rec this story, as it's not very long and there's really not much of a plot. Yet there are lot of things that I really liked about it. The portrayal of the characters is certainly one of its highlights. Spock, who tries his best to suppress the emotional reactions he has to the way he is treated and constrained by superior officers who do not understand him or make a real effort to do so. Kirk, who tries to be reasonable and conciliatory, but at the same time make his place as the new captain perfectly clear. Gary Mitchell, who is not really the villain of the piece so much as very misguided. And of course Sulu, Scotty and Uhura, who despite their smaller roles, also have a chance to show the professionalism and passion for their jobs that is so clear in the rest of the series.

One of the things that made this fic so memorable to me is that, unlike what you find in most TOS fics, Anyonerelevant didn't gloss over some of the problematic aspects present in the original series considering the supposedly utopic Federation, namely the clear misogyny and xenophobia against non-humans that can be felt in some episodes.

All in all, this is fic depicts the one first meeting that I can truly see as happening in the original series and that makes a great foundation for the epic friendship Kirk and Spock will eventually build.

Transition

Transition by Anyonerelevant (PG)

  • Aug. 17th, 2010 at 8:07 AM
Title: Transition.
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series.
Pairing: Gen.
Categories: Pre-canon.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Harassment against aliens and women (the last physical), misogyny.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Anyonerelevant @ AO3


Author's Summary:
"Spock's first experience with the new Captain of Enterprise."

Review:
James T. Kirk assumes command of the Enterprise and has his first senior staff meeting. Spock is pleasantly surprised with what he finds.

After Star Trek XI, I craved for fics that showed how Kirk and Spock met in the the original series. Going against what seems the most common trope (a one night stand between Kirk and Spock), Anyonerelevant present a plausible scenario that gives us some insight on the characters we first meet in "Where no Man Has Gone Before".

I'll admit that I considered for a bit whether or not to rec this story, as it's not very long and there's really not much of a plot. Yet there are lot of things that I really liked about it. The portrayal of the characters is certainly one of its highlights. Spock, who tries his best to suppress the emotional reactions he has to the way he is treated and constrained by superior officers who do not understand him or make a real effort to do so. Kirk, who tries to be reasonable and conciliatory, but at the same time make his place as the new captain perfectly clear. Gary Mitchell, who is not really the villain of the piece so much as very misguided. And of course Sulu, Scotty and Uhura, who despite their smaller roles, also have a chance to show the professionalism and passion for their jobs that is so clear in the rest of the series.

One of the things that made this fic so memorable to me is that, unlike what you find in most TOS fics, Anyonerelevant didn't gloss over some of the problematic aspects present in the original series considering the supposedly utopic Federation, namely the clear misogyny and xenophobia against non-humans that can be felt in some episodes.

All in all, this is fic depicts the one first meeting that I can truly see as happening in the original series and that makes a great foundation for the epic friendship Kirk and Spock will eventually build.

Transition

Transition by Anyonerelevant (PG)

  • Aug. 17th, 2010 at 8:07 AM
Title: Transition.
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series.
Pairing: Gen.
Categories: Pre-canon.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Harassment against aliens and women (the last physical), misogyny.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Anyonerelevant @ AO3


Author's Summary:
"Spock's first experience with the new Captain of Enterprise."

Review:
James T. Kirk assumes command of the Enterprise and has his first senior staff meeting. Spock is pleasantly surprised with what he finds.

After Star Trek XI, I craved for fics that showed how Kirk and Spock met in the the original series. Going against what seems the most common trope (a one night stand between Kirk and Spock), Anyonerelevant present a plausible scenario that gives us some insight on the characters we first meet in "Where no Man Has Gone Before".

I'll admit that I considered for a bit whether or not to rec this story, as it's not very long and there's really not much of a plot. Yet there are lot of things that I really liked about it. The portrayal of the characters is certainly one of its highlights. Spock, who tries his best to suppress the emotional reactions he has to the way he is treated and constrained by superior officers who do not understand him or make a real effort to do so. Kirk, who tries to be reasonable and conciliatory, but at the same time make his place as the new captain perfectly clear. Gary Mitchell, who is not really the villain of the piece so much as very misguided. And of course Sulu, Scotty and Uhura, who despite their smaller roles, also have a chance to show the professionalism and passion for their jobs that is so clear in the rest of the series.

One of the things that made this fic so memorable to me is that, unlike what you find in most TOS fics, Anyonerelevant didn't gloss over some of the problematic aspects present in the original series considering the supposedly utopic Federation, namely the clear misogyny and xenophobia against non-humans that can be felt in some episodes.

All in all, this is fic depicts the one first meeting that I can truly see as happening in the original series and that makes a great foundation for the epic friendship Kirk and Spock will eventually build.

Transition

Transition by Anyonerelevant (PG)

  • Aug. 17th, 2010 at 8:07 AM
Title: Transition.
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series.
Pairing: Gen.
Categories: Pre-canon.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Harassment against aliens and women (the last physical), misogyny.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Anyonerelevant @ AO3


Author's Summary:
"Spock's first experience with the new Captain of Enterprise."

Review:
James T. Kirk assumes command of the Enterprise and has his first senior staff meeting. Spock is pleasantly surprised with what he finds.

After Star Trek XI, I craved for fics that showed how Kirk and Spock met in the the original series. Going against what seems the most common trope (a one night stand between Kirk and Spock), Anyonerelevant present a plausible scenario that gives us some insight on the characters we first meet in "Where no Man Has Gone Before".

I'll admit that I considered for a bit whether or not to rec this story, as it's not very long and there's really not much of a plot. Yet there are lot of things that I really liked about it. The portrayal of the characters is certainly one of its highlights. Spock, who tries his best to suppress the emotional reactions he has to the way he is treated and constrained by superior officers who do not understand him or make a real effort to do so. Kirk, who tries to be reasonable and conciliatory, but at the same time make his place as the new captain perfectly clear. Gary Mitchell, who is not really the villain of the piece so much as very misguided. And of course Sulu, Scotty and Uhura, who despite their smaller roles, also have a chance to show the professionalism and passion for their jobs that is so clear in the rest of the series.

One of the things that made this fic so memorable to me is that, unlike what you find in most TOS fics, Anyonerelevant didn't gloss over some of the problematic aspects present in the original series considering the supposedly utopic Federation, namely the clear misogyny and xenophobia against non-humans that can be felt in some episodes.

All in all, this is fic depicts the one first meeting that I can truly see as happening in the original series and that makes a great foundation for the epic friendship Kirk and Spock will eventually build.

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