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Old June 10 2009, 12:18 PM   #16
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Re: Why did Kirk tell Gaila "That's weird"?

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Its good to know you guys get out often...NOT!lol.

Anyways,jokes aside,when a man beds a girl for sport the lady involved typically equates the sex to be 'love';and you can't say 'I love you' to a chick you're just sexing without,ahem,risking a severe blowback when the girl divines that you didn't mean it.Black Holes don't compare to that kind of scorn.

Which is why Kirk tried to evade the desired answer.He only suceeded in falling off a cliff,although not a literal one in that case.

Yeah thanks for that
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Old June 10 2009, 01:02 PM   #17
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Re: Why did Kirk tell Gaila "That's weird"?

My other half thinks Kirk was going to say "That's so weird, I love me too"
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Old June 10 2009, 03:39 PM   #18
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Maybe that was the first time someone said that to him?
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Old June 10 2009, 03:43 PM   #19
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Re: Why did Kirk tell Gaila "That's weird"?

I think women probably say that to him often, and that is the problem for me with the surprised answer. He's expecting women to fall in love with him; it's why he tries so hard. In the book, Jim is giving Gaila a night to remember, so to speak.
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Old June 10 2009, 03:57 PM   #20
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Re: Why did Kirk tell Gaila "That's weird"?

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My other half thinks Kirk was going to say "That's so weird, I love me too"
I can so see Shatner saying that...
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Old June 10 2009, 04:34 PM   #21
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Re: Why did Kirk tell Gaila "That's weird"?

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My other half thinks Kirk was going to say "That's so weird, I love me too"
I can so see Shatner saying that...
Shatner, yes. TOS Kirk, no.
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Old June 10 2009, 11:05 PM   #22
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Re: Why did Kirk tell Gaila "That's weird"?

On the editing room floor....

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Old June 11 2009, 03:00 AM   #23
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Kirk says it because he has no real answer for her. He says the same thing to Spock on the Jellyfish when the ship greets nuSpock thinking he's old Spock.
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Old June 11 2009, 03:11 AM   #24
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What exactly was Kirk responding to when he said "That's weird" after Gaila said "I love you"? I do not think he was responding to Gaila's comment.
because when you really aren't that into a girl and when they start telling you "they love you" you get weirded out...hence the "weird" trust me..happening to me as I speak...
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Old June 11 2009, 05:15 AM   #25
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I think its because she was the "unattainable uber hot chick" that while she'd bang anything with a dick, they didn't last more than one night.

Kirk ol' boy was "special"
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Old June 11 2009, 05:43 AM   #26
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I took the "That is so wierd" reaction to mean this is not the first time a girl has said that to Kirk. This pattern likely began not long after wrecking his uncle's convertable and getting arrested-- everyone loves the bad boy. I think his surprised was because she's the first space alien who's ever said that to him. Based on The Original Series, this appears to be the first in a long line of beautiful extraterrestrial women to fall in love with Kirk in after a short period of time. Its a character trait, at this point, like Chekov's "nuclear wessels".
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Old June 11 2009, 05:48 AM   #27
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She's dead. Either way he's safe.
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Old June 11 2009, 07:45 AM   #28
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Re: Why did Kirk tell Gaila "That's weird"?

Could be that he simply thought it weird that she didn't realize what their, uh, relationship was.

Or simply it's something he says when he's got nothing else. You guys mentioned he said the phrase more than once throughout the movie. Sounds like it may just be his...dead air filler.

Can't you see the scenario where McCoy left something in the fridge and finds it missing. Turning to Kirk he says, "My brandy is missing!" And Kirk just shrugs saying, "That's so weird."
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Old June 11 2009, 07:50 AM   #29
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Re: Why did Kirk tell Gaila "That's weird"?

As far as I know, Jim said "That's weird" to Spock in the Jellyfish and "That is so weird" to Gaila, and that's all.

I just saw the movie again tonight, and clearly Jim is not referring to Gaila saying she loved him. He starts to explain what he meant; but before he can, Uhura comes in.
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Old June 11 2009, 11:20 AM   #30
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Re: Why did Kirk tell Gaila "That's weird"?

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As far as I know, Jim said "That's weird" to Spock in the Jellyfish and "That is so weird" to Gaila, and that's all.

I just saw the movie again tonight, and clearly Jim is not referring to Gaila saying she loved him. He starts to explain what he meant; but before he can, Uhura comes in.
I don't think so.

It's the clichee of women overprojecting their feelings for what clearly is only a fling or at best an affair (i can't see young Kirk entering a serious relationship at this phase in his life) so she said the L-word to him and he was clearly taken by suprise.

So his weird line was just the first thing that came to his mind as a way to gain more time to think of something appropriate to say to either claim his "love" without actually saying it or doing the "manly" thing and clarifiying that he just wants an affair with no strings attached (which might get him hit and thrown out of the room in his undies).

Before that came to pass Uhura enters the room and we get on with the movie.
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