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Old August 18 2013, 08:04 AM   #30
Re: Kirk's Character Arc: Spoiled in Second Movie

Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
Carcazoid wrote: View Post
Kirk and Spock aren't gay. There's nothing in canon to even suggest it. Two men can be close friends without having sex, just as two women can, or even a man and a woman can. I don't know where all that slash stuff comes from.
From Gene Roddenberry's footnote in his ST:TMP novelization (1979):

At our request, Admiral Kirk supplied the following comment on this subject:

"I was never aware of this lovers rumor, although I have been told that Spock encountered it several times. Apparently he had always dismissed it with his characteristic lifting of his right eyebrow which usually connoted some combination of surprise, disbelief, and/or annoyance. As for myself, although I have no moral or other objections to physical love in any of its many Earthly, alien and mixed forms, I have always found my best gratification in that creature woman. Also, I would dislike being thought of as so foolish that I would select a love partner who came into sexual heat only once every seven years."

CommishSleer wrote: View Post
Carol in reality likes McCoy and vice versa but McCoy is too hung up from his marriage...
IDW's comic (Ongoing #1) suggests that this timeline's McCoy once had a fling with Dr Elizabeth Dehner - and we see in STiD that Carol wears her hair in the same style!

Bravo to Gene,

It is cool that people dance around with the topic but it was never Gene's intention for people to interpret kirk and spock as lovers. If Kirk and Spock are lovers so is James Bond and M. However Gene was not the type of person that discourage people to have opinions different from his.

I heard this rumour that Gene actually wanted Spock and chapel to get married at the end of TOS. I don't know if this is true, however I wont be surprised when you consider that the character who played Nurse Chapel was married to Gene and she always seemed to have this enduring love for Spock.

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