Re: "Shuttlepod One" S01E08
I don't buy that thing where they decide to waste their oxygen in order to make their last few hours a bit more comfortable.
Actually it was the other way around: Trip asks Reed if a few more hours of oxygen would be worth freezing their butts off - which they decide to do.
As to the question of the OP: No, I never once got any "homo-erotic vibe" when watching the episode. Heck, Reed even goes on about how "awfully nice" T`Polīs "bum" is
"Do you give me attitude, Spock?" - "Iīm expressing multiple attitudes simultaneously, Sir. To which are you referring?"