I CAN’T DEAL WITH THIS
So, I rewatched TMP just now and because it appeared logical to me to not stop there, I am now rewatching The Wrath of Khan.
One of my favourite scenes is this one:
Because Bones just looks SO SWEET, lying there on the floor, chilling and smiling. He is the best and I am in love.
But then in the next scene, prepare for UTTER HEARTBREAK. Jim meets up with Spock and asks: “Why aren’t you dead?”, because Spock “died” during the Kobayashi Maru. This already killed me. They are SO FAMILIAR in this scene.
Of course, Bones giving Jim GLASSES for his birthday is the best thing ever.
Funniest thing about this movie: Has it never occurred during filming that Chekov couldn’t possibly know Khan because Space Seed was part of season 1 of TOS and Chekov joined the Enterprise only with the beginning of season 2?
Oh my gosh, Jim has the book Spock gave to him clutched in his arms as if he doesn’t even register it’s there and then he gives it to Uhura when he realizes he can’t stand in front of the crew with a gift from his husband in his hands.
Kirk: Shall we start with the engine room?
Scotty: Everything is in perfect order.
Kirk: That would be a pleasant surprise.
Yes, because this is the Enterprise and nothing is ever in perfect order. Except for Spock’s hair of course.
I like Robin Curtis as Saavik more than Kirstie Alley. *insert unpopular opinion puffin here*
I LOVE how Jim can interrupt Spock’s meditation without Spock minding at all. I bet only Jim is allowed to do that.
“I would not presume to debate you.”
“That is wise.”
“I have been and always shall be yours.” ASDFGHJKL HELP ME
Khan is SO OUT OF BALANCE OMG. He gets his whole crew killed because of his stupid need for revenge.
Scotty is so heartbreakingly sweet when he mourns the death of the young trainee ;______;
And OMG the look on Spock’s face when he sees Scotty with the boy in his arms. Like he went from “unfortunate casualty” to genuinely feeling sorry about the death of someone he barely knew.
Jim, about to beam down to Regular I:
Spock: “Jim. Be careful.”
Jim: *sparkly eyes*
Bones: “We will.”
And Spock’s look is like “damn Doctor yeah be careful but It’s not you I’m married to get a grip on yourself”.
Chekov was first offiver on the Reliant and he still appears so sweet and young and innocent.
Saavik to Spock: “You lied!”
Spock: “I exaggerated.”
And OMG Jim seems SO sure of himself as if he’s immortal. Oh boy.
OH MY GOD there’s the moment Spock decides to go down into the engine room. For the needs of the many. Kill me now.
Bones and Scotty keep yelling at Spock to get out of the reactor room. Why am I still alive.
Jim is up on the bridge and HE HAS NO IDEA
“Jim. I think … you better get down here.”
“Better … hurry.”
JIM SEES SPOCK’S EMPTY CHAIR AND WHY AM I WATCHING THIS MOVIE
THAT LOOK ON JIM’S FACE I CAN’T
“The needs of the many outweigh …”
“… the needs of the few.”
“Or the one.”
“I never took the Kobayashi Maru until now. What do you think of my solution?”
IT IS THE WORST OKAY????!!!
“Of my friend I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most … human.”
I AM JUST AS DEAD INSIDE AS JIM IS
So. How on earth did people survive this movie back then? How did they survive the time between watching The Wrath of Khan and The Search of Spock coming out? When I first saw The Wrath of Khan, I already knew Spock would be revived. Yet still after seeinf it for the third fucking time, I still can’t deal with this in a proper way.