Spock: I am as conflicted as I once was as a child. Sarek: You will always be a child of two worlds. I am grateful for this, and for you. Spock: I feel anger for the one who took Mother’s life an anger I cannot control. Sarek: I believe… that she would say, “Do not try to.” You asked me once why I married your mother. I married her because I loved her.
This is the third time I’ve tried to upload this drabble. I’m gonna shoot myself.
This is based off the art by spockfucker and suggested to me by missbamf. This will be longer than most of my dribbles because there is alot to explain. It will follow a premise like a rp I did with James Selbey. Bear with me as we start.
“We are approaching Andoria. Estimated time of arrival, ten minutes.” Sulu said from his controls.
“Thank you, Sulu.” Kirk nodded, looking at some specifications of Andorians. They were to be trading models and padds of newest technology with them.
Uhura looked at the captain. “Coordinates for beaming have arrived. Would you like me to com Mister Spock?” She asked, finger on her communications piece.
Spock had been sent to his quarters for bed rest. Andoria was in the same quadrant as Vulcan used to be so they passed the space where Vulcan used to hang. Katras, or spirits, were tied to the area, ever screaming as their planet imploded. Spock heard it all, for hours as they warped past the space.
Jim also felt uneasy, maybe it had to do with a bond he overheard Bones and Spock talk about.
‘I am drawn to Jim, doctor. I believe my katra has attached to his…I can sense his thoughts..’ Spock had said to Bones in med bay.
Jim had stopped by to have a drink but walked into this. He hid.
‘Vulcan voodoo connected you two? Doesn’t that only happen with mates?’
Jim could almost hear Bones glare at Spock. ‘Are you two mated?’
‘Negative, doctor. ’
'Do you love him?’
There was a rather un-vulcan like sigh. 'I do not know. I have not experienced love. ’
Jim was pulls out of the memory by Uhura clearing her throat.
Jim nodded, “Yes. Thank you. Tell him to meet is at the transporter room.” He stood and glanced at Sulu.
“Sulu, I want you on my away team, Chekov you have the Conn. Keep her in orbit, this altitude.”
“Yes keptin,” Chekov said, shuffling to the captain’s chair and sitting gingerly on it as Sulu and Kirk went to the turbo lift.
“Scotty, how are the transporters?” He asked into the turbo com.
“Purrin’ like a kitten sir.” Scotty replied. “All ready.”
Kirk released the button stepping off into the deck with the transporter. Spock stood passively on the transporter pad, awaiting Jim, Sulu and a lieutenant of security.
Jim nodded to Scott. “Energize.” The familiar hum of the transporter tugged them through space and to Andoria.
A tall Andorian man greeted them, white hair pulled back into a loose braid. Even though his hair was white, the Andorian looked maybe thirty Earth years old. His steel grey eyes bore into Jim and his landing party. He wore a thin brown shirt with a fur cape and gauntlets made of beaten steel.
“My name is Ambassador Sha'vol Ch'Zhon. Welcome to Andoria.” He bowed his head. The ambassador had perfect English, like a text from English class, read aloud; Jim was impressed.
“I am Captain Jim Kirk of the starship Enterprise. These are some of my men…” Jim said as he turned to look at his away team. He paused, jaw slack.
Behind him stood Sulu, lieutenant Gerald of security, Spock and Spock.
“Sir.” Spock on the left said. “I believe the transporter has malfunctioned.”
“No really.” Spock on the right laughed. “Acute observation, Watson.”
Jim remained frozen for a moment longer. “Excuse me, ambassador. I beamed down with three men but arrived with four.”
The Andorian simply nodded. “It was not wise to transport a child of two worlds while they grieved and fought with themselves. Your transportation seems to have…split them.” Sha'vol said softly.
Spock to the left remained stony faced. “Your observations seem to be in order.”
Spock to the right sighed, rolling his eyes. “What a bore.”
Jim looked more closely to the Spock on the right. Rounded ears, pink skin, shaggier hair. More….human.
“The transporter split you? Your human,” right, “ from Vulcan,” left.
“That is the logical conclusion.”
Sulu suppressed a snort. Human Spock was rather interesting.
H. Spock looked at Kirk, smiling softly. Pink rises in his cheeks before he looked down. Kirk frowned a bit, looking back and forth between the Spocks.
V. Spock looked back at him, turning to H. Spock. In Vulcan he said “Do not make a fool of us. Do not betray your love for the captain. ” “Our love, counterpart.”
They both turned to look at Jim in their versions of smiles.
“Kirk to Enterprise. ” he clicked his communicator.
“Chekov here. ” came the answer.
“Tell bones there are two Spocks. They seem to be okay but once we finish here HD should take a better look at them. ” Kirk couldn’t keep his eyes off the slightly blushing H. Spock. It was…enticing.
“Two Spocks, sir?” Chekov asked.
“Affirmative. We’ll report back soon.” Kirk cut the transmission, feeling something tug on his mind.
'Calm, your features, S'chn. Passive. Indifferent. Vulcan.’ A voice in his head said. V. Spock?
Maybe the bond he spoke to Bones about. The Andorian watched them for a few long moments before clearing his throat.
“Shall we continue or exchange or have you matters to deal with?” He asked, hands clasped behind his back much like the stance V. Spock had taken up.
Kirk looked back at the Andorian. “Apologies, ambassador. We can continue. ”
Sha'vol nodded, leading them out of the bay and to a large building near it. They went inside to find what looked like a throne room. There was a large table in the centre of the room, half occupied by Andorians holding padds or models.
“Sit, please.” Sha'vol indicated to some open seats.
The landing party seated themselves, setting down their own models and padds.
“These are my finest healers, engineers, scientists and professors. They each brought their greatest inventions or theories. ” Sha'vol addressed each member in turn.
“They may not be in perfect English, you arrived before I had the time to complete translating them. ”
Jim nodded, smiling. “That’s is quite alright, my communications officer is amazing at what she does.”
The ambassador nodded at his people and they pass their works to Jim and the landing group. H. Spock takes the medical models, V. Spock takes the science.
Jim stood, eyes pulling away from Spocks.
“We appreciate your willingness to comply with the federation. ” he bowed his head slightly.
Sha'vol nodded, feeling waves of various emotions come off the captain. Fear, confusion, protecting, love.
“You feel the need to…fix your mate-”
“-That is reasonable. I would suggest you see one of our healers. Andorians and Vulcan’s are not all that different. We could try to remedy this. ”
The Spock’s looked at each other, not missing what the Andorian had said. It was impossible to read a Vulcan, maybe he got that off H.Spock.
“Was that you he read?” V. Spock asked his counter part in Vulcan.
“No. He is focused on the captain……does the captain feel for us?”
Jim looked back at the Spocks. What were they discussing? Jim? Andorian? The models?
H.Spock blushed as he caught Jim’s eye. He quickly suppress the pink glow.
Jim looked at them again, the sudden urge to stand up and kiss H.Spock on the mouth right then. We’re they his feelings? Or some else’s.
God, Jim. Get a hold of yourself. Vulcan’s have prearranged marriages, all straight because that’s what was logical. Fucking Vulcan logic. Couldn’t they feel, live, loose? Jim mentally smacked himself. This was crazy. The only person he’d fall for in Star Fleet was a Vulcan. And human. Of course.
But didn’t Spock say some thing about a bond? Humans can’t initiate a bond…. maybe he spoke of friendship. Or love.
Jenny Slate and Zachary Quinto explain why making movies isn't always about the money
(Jenny Slate and Zachary Quinto.Theo Wargo/Getty) Actors Jenny Slate and Zachary Quinto found stardom through different avenues.
Quinto spent four years starring on the TV show “Heroes” and has played Spock in the new “Star Trek” movies since 2009. Slate, meanwhile, spent years building a career in the comedy world (which included a short stint on “Saturday Night Live” in 2009) leading to the 2014 comedy movie “Obvious Child,” which made her much more visible. She was soon doing voice work on hits like “Zootopia” and “The Secret Life of Pets” and became a tabloid fixture thanks to dating Chris Evans after the two starred in the movie “Gifted.”
But Quinto and Slate share a lot in the kinds of stories they want to tell. At this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the two star in the movie “Aardvark.” Quinto plays Josh Norman, who’s dealing with an estranged relationship with his brother Craig (Jon Hamm) and has hallucinations of him. Slate plays Emily, Josh’s therapist who also happens to be sleeping with Craig.
It’s a story perfect for the independent-film crowd (the movie is seeking distribution at the festival), which means it’s not going to be seen by a wide audience. So why make the movie if it can’t be seen by the masses?
Slate and Quinto, who is also a producer on “Aardvark,” sat down with Business Insider in New York City following the world premiere of the movie to talk about what motivates the choices they make in their careers.
Jason Guerrasio: Zachary, you produced this, and you’re friends with the writer-director Brian Shaof. Was this always intended as a project you would star in?
Zachary Quinto: I have a production company, this is the sixth or seventh movie, so it’s something that I’m interested in aside from my work as an actor. This is only the second movie we’ve produced that I’ve been in. But it’s interesting, the journey of this project, because Brian sent it to me probably a year and a half before we made it and it was a different thing. There were different producers, there was an actor attached to play Josh, and he sent it to me to play Craig. And it wasn’t something that I responded to from that perspective so I let it go. But that then all fell apart and we had a conversation about it from the production standpoint because he was looking for new partners to make it. So I said, “Look, if I’m going to put my resources and my company’s resources into helping you get this together, then I feel I want to be a part of it as Josh, not as Craig.” So we reformulated a plan and we came on as producers so from there it was always with the mindset of me playing Josh. And we got it together again.
Guerrasio: Jenny, how did you get involved?
Jenny Slate: I had met Zach socially. You came to one of my stand-up shows.
Quinto: That’s right.
Slate: So we met many years ago through one of our mutual friends and we sort of enjoyed each other. We got stuck at an airport one time for like six hours — it was really fun. [Laughs] Zach was put in the back of the plane and I was randomly put in first class and he was so genuinely pissed.
(“Aardvark."Walter Thomson) Quinto: I was so upset.
Slate: But then we started hanging out and every time we hung out we felt this nice connection and we would hang out for hours. So he sent me the script maybe a few months before we made the movie and asked would I be interested in it. And I was so thrilled to get the script — it’s really beautiful and rich and you connect to it the way you connect to a person. It kind of made me nervous. I think the right way to connect to a person you don’t understand is to be curious, you know, in an appropriate way that’s useful. And I was really curious, I felt I did understand what this was about, I believe I can play this part. But I had to ask some questions about the role and I think there are so many times I get a script that are just, "Here’s the woman, here’s what she’s like, no questions asked, please do this or leave.” And you’re just like, “That sucks.” So this was a different situation and it was just so full of life and energy. So that’s what happened. Zach sent me the script, I read it immediately, I emailed him immediately being like, “I think I get it,” and I jumped on.
Quinto: Yeah, from those experiences I had with Jenny socially I knew I really wanted to find a way to collaborate with her and so when we put this version of the film together and had the timing and everything and finally knew when we wanted to shoot it, Jenny was the first person I thought of. So she was the first person that we sent it to and I was blown away by her response, which was really thoughtful and articulate and curious, and I was like, “Wow, she gets it on every level.” That was really heartening and I was so grateful. And that’s one of my favorite parts of producing, reaching out to my friends and saying, “Hey, this is what I want to do. Do you want to be a part of it?” And when the answer is such an enthusiastic yes, it’s even more exciting.
Guerrasio: Do you two consciously keep pockets in your schedule open to make indie movies? Both of you are getting offers for bigger projects. How important is it to find time to make these smaller movies?
Slate: This is something that I’m working on, but I will say that for me, my first job was on “SNL,” and that’s a really specific and rigid environment that is sort of known for having so much output. Every week you’re writing a show that’s roughly an hour and a half long and it’s new material or repeated sketches that are trying to be reinvigorated, and I learned there it was the most stifling creative environment for me because the heartbeat of it was not in line with the way that I am. And seeing that was my first job, I had a real opportunity to be, “Oh, this does not work for me.” I know I will sometimes be unhappy with the work — you can’t constantly be a bouncing ball — but for me I don’t do a lot of large projects. I do a lot of large animated films.
(Jenny Slate voices Gidget (L) in “The Secret Life of Pets."Universal) Guerrasio: Doing voice work.
Slate: Yeah, but those take two years and take three hours at a time.
Guerrasio: That’s an incredible gig.
Slate: Yeah, it’s awesome, and I didn’t do it on purpose, but I will say that it probably shows up because in general what I’m trying to work on is having my life as an artist and my life as a woman be totally as integrated as possible and it’s just not worth it to me if it doesn’t feel that way. I end up doing a lot of indie movies because that’s the least risk-averse environment and I just don’t like being bored because it makes me mad and I don’t feel comfortable being angry. [Laughs] But in general, there are not blocks of stuff in my life. I’m not on a TV show pretty much on purpose. I don’t want to be in anything that will last for seven years, except for maybe hopefully one day another relationship with a person. [Laughs] But currently I’ve not really been able to get that done. The only thing I try to have blocks for are to call my grandmothers. And exercise.
(Zachary Quinto as Spock in "Star Trek Beyond."Paramount) Guerrasio: How about you, Zachary? You are kind of contractually obligated to do a big franchise in "Star Trek” for at least a couple of more movies.
Quinto: I really don’t think of it in terms of that. I think of it in terms of looking for material that I am ignited by and kind of the size of it or the scope. I do feel fortunate to have an association with this franchise that comes back around every so often and then gives me the freedom to do other things. I might have had a different relationship to it if I wasn’t involved with that. It does take up time, but it also affords me opportunities to do other stuff and theater is something that is enormously important to me, and if I can make the kind of living doing plays that I made doing film and television, like, you would never see me in those because that’s all I would do. So that’s the kind of thing I like to come back to and I don’t really consider the size or the scope of it — I consider the experience of it and how I might evolve from it.
Guerrasio: You’ve gone in headfirst as a producer. Are you interested in directing? You haven’t done that yet.
Quinto: I am, actually. I feel like writing and directing are things that I need to carve out more time for, especially on the writing side. I need to cultivate a new type of discipline. I’m working on figuring out how to do that. Once I figure out the kind of story I want to tell, it will become a lot easier to figure out how to tell it.