Okay - I just want to give some love to the fact that, from a very objective perspective (not taking into account what they could and couldn’t do in the show), Kirk & Spock’s relationship in the Original Series and the TOS films is so healthy! It’s essentially an intimate friendship - its full of mutual admiration and total understanding of each other… Their personal arguments are based in one wanting to help the other through particularly difficult situations, and always end in acceptance of that help. If you consider it in a romantic sense, Kirk understands that Spock is unable to reciprocate romantic attraction - and watching the series again, I’ve realized Kirk is only flirtatious towards Spock when Spock reciprocates. He’s never pushy or selfish with Spock, and he never pressures him. Whenever one shows attraction to someone else, jealousy is present, but it’s never acted on. Their entire relationship in both a romantic sense and as a friendship is built on patience, acceptance and affection… and I think that’s why it’s one of the first, and one of the longest-lasting, “ships” ever! It isn’t just a great dynamic between two great characters - it’s a wonderful example of a beautiful, functional, very healthy relationship!
Oh my god, this screencap is amazing on several levels.
1. Kirk looks grumpy in his fatshirt like the diet isn’t going well
2. Spock is walking entirely too close like he’s a sunflower and Kirk is the sun
3. McCoy has distanced himself from both of them and is thinking, “Why do I even bother hanging out with these two? One doesn’t listen to my medical advice, the other doesn’t listen to my emotional advice, and the moment either of them figures out the other is completely in love with them, the clothes are coming off and I just hope I’m a parsec away.”
I really love the giant amoeba episode, it’s really ambitious considering the special effects available and the budget they had. I can just imagine the bean counters reading that script!
Also as I’ve noted over and over I quite dislike drawing the spaceships despite my complete love for them. What do you do when you don’t feel comfortable drawing something? Draw it over and over until you conquer this aversion. Unless of course you have no intention of ever drawing said thing ever then you can ignore it, go right ahead, I don’t mind but I want to draw spaceships so here I am (more spaceships tomorrow!).