what if Uhura has a big family back home that is like the one in
‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ and when they hear about her dating a vulcan they are like ‘whut?’ but then when she introduces Spock to them they just
and then they adopt him and love him (too much), and she has an enthusiastic aunt who tells him embarassing stories about the ‘twin’ they found in her lump, and Uhura’s cousins ask her if he has brothers because, good lord, are all vulcansthis hot? and she has to break their hearts and say he’s a only child and Spock overhears it and…. and then that night when they are finally alone, and she’s resting her head on his chest and he’s absently running his fingers
through her hair, he talks about Sybok for the first time in forever and.. this was supposed to be just a silly post so I’ll just stop here.
We can tell you that Burnham is fully human (not half-Vulcan as some
have speculated) and is the first human to attend the Vulcan Learning
Center as a child and then the Vulcan Science Academy as a young woman.
She has a close relationship with Sarek (James Frain), the father of
“I have the Vulcan conflict in my life from Sarek and Amanda so there’s
always going to be that inner conflict with me. But I think it’s
relatable because we all have some kind of inner conflict going on — who
we are versus who we present ourselves to be. There’s a lot to be discovered.”
you don't happen to have a fic rec for meddler!spock prime? because... reasons
I have a few! These all have a different degrees of meddling – some feature full-on interference, some are more like assistance. Several rely on jealousy as a tactic. There are certainly other great stories with the overall theme that I haven’t listed here (and I’m sure there are a few I’m unaware of), but these sprang to mind particularly when I read your ask. I hope one or more of them will suit!
Kirk saves Vulcan from Nero at high cost to himself. It falls to Spock to pick up the pieces.
Features a Spock Prime who interferes in all sorts of ways, some of them initially not beneficial to the characters, but all of them moving the plot (and the romance) along. A marvelous and serious fic that contains PTSD for Jim and tons of hurt/comfort between Jim and Spock as well – check out the tags for warnings.
A year into the mission, Spock and Jim have got on with things and are
well on their way to that great destined friendship – or maybe more.
There’s spanner in the works, though, when a group of colonists
exploring an unknown part of New Vulcan go missing, and the Enterprise
crew is called in to help. The problem? The Vulcan High Council has
insisted they take a guide — Spock’s wife, T’Pring.
Spock Prime assists more than meddles here, but it’s such a lovely fic, with great characterization all around (and a terrific T’Pring), and Spock Prime’s presence so wonderfully enhances the Spock/Jim that I really wanted to include it.
Spock Prime is getting up there in age, there are few things left
in life he finds particularly entertaining. Yet having a front-row seat
to his younger counterpart and an equally young Jim Kirk skirting around
each other in the early stages of their relationship could definitely
be counted among the few. He only wishes his own T'hy'la were with him,
so he, too, could enjoy the show.
The tone here is so great, with some wistfulness but also good humor. Jim and Spock definitely need the little nudge they get.
After a transporter incident, de-aged Spock Prime is left in the care of
Jim Kirk. Nu Spock becomes illogically jealous of Spock Prime. De-aged
Okay, so there aren’t technically any machinations coming from Spock Prime in this one – he’s a child here, after all – but his presence absolutely lends itself to developing the relationship between Jim and Spock. You can read this one as either pre-slash or background established relationship with Spock/Jim, which is a nice touch.
I think there’s been some general confusion as to why we see Sarek showing no apparent signs of disappoint with Michael joining Starfleet, especially since he disowned Spock and wasn’t on speaking terms with him for 18 years when he enlisted. It is pretty weird! Discovery even explicitly shows us that he not only was okay with the idea of Michael in Starfleet but he pushed her into joining.
The disparity between the two reactions hasn’t been explained yet in canon but I’ve got some ideas.
The scene that shows Sarek personally escorting Michael onto the Shenzhou tells us a lot. And one of the most important details I think is that we know that Michael doesn’t want to join Starfleet. From the second she’s aboard the ship she comes off a little cold, and Sarek quickly reprimands her for the behavior which is easily explained as her lack of association with humans.
At this point in her life I’m assuming Michael is 25 (given her actress’ age), and by the looks of her during the attack at the learning center we can guess that she’s been Sareks ward for at most 15 or so years. In those many years on Vulcan she’s clearly assimilated pretty deeply in the Vulcan way of life as we can see with how out of place she is on the Shenzhou at first.
Michael even tells Philippa that she never planned to be apart of Starfleet and her plans were to continue living and working with Vulcans.
P: “Is this vessel not up to your standards?”
M: “I have no standards when it comes to this ship. It was always my intention to join the Vulcan expeditionary group.”
Okay then so from all of this we can infer that Michael was perfectly content being estranged from human kind and continuing life with Vulcans and that she only changed her life plan to appease Sarek. She trusts his judgment and pretty much allows him to micromanage her life even though she’s in her mid twenties.
And we know that Sarek personally arranged for Michaels appointment to the Shenzhou.
Okay then so why does he go out of his way to arrange this set up at Starfleet with Michael and then turns around and completely condemns Spock for enlisting?
Ready to learn a bit more about the lead character in Star Trek: Discovery?
We spoke to star Sonequa Martin-Green about her mysterious role for this week’s upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly. Her character, First Officer Michael Burnham (deliberately a man’s name), has been shrouded in mystery so far, with the show’s trailer hinting at a Vulcan past. Is she human? Vulcan? Martin-Green is ready to clear things up (a little).
We can tell you that Burnham is fully human (not half-Vulcan as some have speculated) and is the first human to attend the Vulcan Learning Center as a child and then the Vulcan Science Academy as a young woman. She has a close relationship with Sarek (James Frain), the father of Spock. For the past seven years, she’s been serving on the U.S.S. Shenzhou.
“I’m the first officer on the U.S.S. Shenzhou that is captained by Captain Philippa Georgiou, who is played by the amazing Michelle Yeoh,” she says. “I have an inner war and it’s a journey of self discovery and finding out what it means to be alive, to be human, to be a Starfleet officer, what it means to be a hero.”
The producers searched long and hard to find an actor who could pull of Burnham’s divided nature. “We read a lot of people and they either went way too robotic or and chilly or way too emotional,” says Aaron Harberts, who serves as showrunner on the series along with Gretchen J. Berg. “What’s beautiful about Sonequa’s performance is she’s capable of playing two, three, four things at once. She’s got such a great command of her craft, she’s able to be aloof but warm; logical but able to surrender her emotional side to the audience.”
Adds Martin-Green: “I have the Vulcan conflict in my life from Sarek and Amanda so there’s always going to be that inner conflict with me. But I think it’s relatable because we all have some kind of inner conflict going on — who we are versus who we present ourselves to be. There’s a lot to be discovered.”
On Monday, CBS announced Star Trek: Discovery will debut Sunday, Sept. 24 (first on CBS, then shifting to CBS All Access streaming service).
Ok so now my reasons for why all Trek fans should watch Star Trek Enterprise
*THIS WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS* (SORT OF)
1. They give answers to stuff that happens in other Trek shows.
They show why the Klingons looked different in the original Star Trek, that vulcans actually made first contact before Cochrane and they show why the Borg are coming towards Earth in Next Generation.
2. Great storytelling.
The show does a great job of showing how hard it was for them being the first starship to explore space, without having the federation and the prime directive in place yet.
3. Season 3
That’s all I really need to say. It’s just one continuous theme for the whole season and it’s really good. Like I thought of it as just one big movie.
4. T'pol and Trip
Just them going back in forth, and their relationship and all the feels I have right now and yeah its just perfect.
5. It’s Star Trek
From first glance it doesn’t seem like a traditional Trek show and from the opening theme music it’s not, but that’s why it is Star Trek. Enterprise is a prequel and it does a great job of showing that in the outfits that they wear and the decisions that they make.
Oh and a bonus: there’s so much freaking time travel on Enterprise, and if you’re a fan of time travel like me then that’s already a win.
And this glorious show along with all the other Trek shows are on Netflix so there is no reason to not watch.
Okay my current theory is that Star Trek: Discovery represents an early version of the mirror universe.
1. The biggest is the theme of moral relativism–the cost of war, the necessity to win it, the pressure it exacts to do things the effective way rather than the right way. The difference in this between the Discovery and every other ship is marked, but that might be an ensuing theme–that all it takes is one to tip the balance, as Michael did with her own mutiny. The Discovery is a ship where curiosity is discouraged.
2. Another closely tied theme is the razor edge between the right call and the wrong one–Michael was a good officer, until she wasn’t. This is a moral society–until… Captain Lorca begins by saying that you always think you can see home, even when you can’t–that foreshadows more decisions that make you lose sight of more figurative homes.
3. The emphasis on literal darkness, which is striking compared to the lens flare happiness of the reboot movies and the lighting of the original series.
4. The theme of Alice in Wonderland, who was literally transported to a mirrored world. “Sometimes up is down,” Michael says of it, and of her own life.
5. Vulcans advocating violence as a foreign policy.
6. The mysterious new material is literally reflective! Several shots of the third episode emphasize reflection outside of that.
7. GOLD UNIFORMS I mean come on now
when you’re on a five year mission in space with the half-vulcan love of your life and things are a little turbulent and you’re not sure yet how he feels but you’re hanging in there and flirting all you can