In Killing Time Kirk and Spock just strip in front of each other at separate points in the book and for no good reason and Spock tackles Kirk and screams about how his life is important to him and they die and regenerate together with the words “Come with me” and Spock completely rejects a perfectly suitable girl to get back to Jim and Spock gets so worried and overprotective about Jim’s health and the T'hy'la scene and the hospital “JIM? JIM!” Scene and the Vulcan marriage bond and wow this book should just be called “I somehow got my fanfiction published by the creators of Star Trek” by Della Van Hise
Just think about Kirk’s soul searching coinciding with Spock Prime’s death. Think about Kirk feeling grief, but not knowing where it’s coming from after their bond is broken. Think about Kirk’s need for assurance about where he belongs.
Read at your own risk, cos I have no idea how to shorten the long post so.. when you see this and you don’t want to have spoilers, do scroll past this, thank you very much.
Warning, Spoilers ahead
This is your last warning
Spirk is still strong in Star Trek Beyond..
I’m not talking about the fact that Spock literally stays in Starfleet because Jim needed him, cos that’s been covered.
I’m talking about the scene where Spock was using the trace of his mother necklace to track down Uhura, and he and Bones had this conversation:
Bones : Wait so you give her a necklace that’s radioactive?!
(Meanwhile Jim is crossing his arms in front of his chest and looks half amused half accused at Spock.. )
Spock : it’s not going to have negative effects on humans..
Bones : Well whatever it is, I’m so glad I’m not someone you have affection for.
And he LOOK AT JIM when he says that, like, what on earth would he look at JIM ? Why look at JIM when he says that?
Did Bones know something we don’t?
Oh also, that scene where Spock is on the ship and he’s injured and all that and Jim is super worry? Freaking wonderful, they even have this conversation echo the ones in Operation Annihilate, where Jim told an suffering Spock that he “Need him” expect.. unlike the episode, he is asking him to help instead of ordering him to rest.. but then, different circumstances…
And! Spock ask that he go instead of Jim and Jim look at him, looks like he’s about to answer, at which point Uhura follow and says he’s still injured and therefore shouldn’t go ?
Jim just had this concern look on his face and went, Exactly what she said.
..I dunno I have a feeling that Uhura was only added there just to makes it less obvious? Cos that’s exactly what Jim is thinking? And he would have said that if Uhura haven’t say it first?
Of course he still send Spock out, cos Spock insist (and how I love their “I insist” thing going on lol) and he still needs to gather the crew, but he cares okay?
I’m not too sure why Spock would get notified of Spock Prime death but not Jim… And it looks like the two Spocks have a lot of conversation? Am I the only one that’s really curious of what have they talked about? I mean I used to think it would be Jim who keep contact Spock Prime, but.. no, Spock did as well, and for whatever reason Spock Prime leave his however little things to his younger self? I’m.. not sure of what I think about this but I do want to know if he had keep them (along with the necklace / holographic thing he gotten from Prime ) and will Jim sees them?
Jim look surprisingly well adjusted to the Spock Prime news.. or maybe because that scene is a bit later than the mission so he’s deal with it already..
And I just love Jaylah.. Petition for Jim and Spock adopted her as a crewmate and treat her like a younger sister. Better yet makes her the new navigator? She could study both navigation and engineering after all…
I admit, part of me was disappointed that it wasn’t the pendant that Spock found with Spock Prime’s other items. Then I thought that maybe it wasn’t in his items because he asked to be buried with it, and I think I just broke my own heart.
I went to the premiere of “For The Love of Spock” which is Adam Nimoy’s documentary about his dad & Spock’s iconic appeal. It’s really great and heartfelt. I enjoyed the entire movie & thought it was paced really well.
And I just have to tell all Spirk fans that there’s a segment on K/S. George Takei talks kindly about the fandom in an onscreen interview.
The documentary will be released this September. Rent it, buy it, if you get the chance for your Spock/Nimoy missing heart!