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Old June 28 2009, 05:19 PM   #11
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Re: Shipper war: Spock/Uhura or Spock/Chapel?

Jeri wrote: View Post
Personally, I'm going to have all the choices. Infinite timelines in infinite diversity.
And there's the beauty of alternate timelines for all the naysayers!

I voted Spock/Uhura because the new movie was my first experience with TOS characters, and I absolutely loved the way their romance was handled. Just brief glimpses in the background that didn't have a bearing on the main plot. It seemed mature and strong, and I pray they don't have a triangle subplot in the next one. I think it would be nice as an unspoken constant, but I fear that TPTB will jostle it lest it stagnate.

Anyway, I enjoy Spock/Chapel scenes in TOS just the same. She seems sweet and, bless her heart, I just want to give her a hug everytime she reaches out for Spock and he doesn't respond in kind. However, I don't think she is vivacious enough to hold his interest. There seems to be more of a spark between Spock and Uhura in the scene in Charlie X, where he's playing the lyre and she's singing. The smile he gives her...

I dislike almost all of the episodic women he was with, mostly because he was out of character for some reason when interested in them (spores, regression due to going back in time, etc). I understand the necessity of some kind of catalyst to temporarily modify his behavior, and it's fun to watch, but it does little for long-term interest. Also, they seemed rather bland as characters (I'm thinking specifically of Droxine, Zarabeth, and Leila). All blonde and soft-focused and smiling like lovesick puppies. I don't mind sweet, innocent characters, but come on, girls. You have to work harder than that if you want to keep a Vulcan after he's come down from outside influence.

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