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Newsweek article on K/S

Follow this link to an excellent Newsweek online article about K/S titled:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/195963/page/1

A quote from "Charlotte", one of the K/S fans interviewed for the article:

"K/S has it all: friendship, relationship drama that gets resolved, enormous expressions of devotion through sacrifice, trust and commitment over a period of decades. It's really hard to find another fictional couple that did all that, and did it as well."

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Alayne sent this over to me a couple of hours ago (great minds and all that). What a positive, intelligent piece on slash from any perspective.

Edited at 2009-05-08 03:35 am (UTC)
The reporter tracked down a number of K/S fans, myself included, by doing a web search. I feel that Shelley and Charlotte represented our fandom very well. Since this article was going to be written one way or another, it's good that the reporter talked to people who really know kirk/spock fandom well.

I'm *very* pleased with how it turned out. You'll notice a lot of interesting, intelligent comments from slashfen interspersed with ignorant, illiterate flamers. None of them ever seem to know how to spell - they can't even spell the vulgarities...
Flamers can never spell. lol

I haven't seen the film yet (I'm going to wait until after the house closes) but it's receiving just terrific press. I'm very happy for you guys.
Good luck with the closing!

I love the new movie - I've seen it three times now. They managed to capture the essence of classic Trek while going off in a new AU direction.
Ooooh, they link to T'hyla!

However, I just saw the movie and now I'm thinking that the future of K/S is...murky. We have to account of the relationship in the movie, at least if we are writing in that timeline. Though I didn't like it, I thought it was handled well in the movie. Eh-if it had to be het at least it was *good* het.

RE: thyla.com &ndash that's what I thought, too. :D

I think the new relationship might not be such a big problem after all. I see lots of threesomes coming... And anyway, the film being a reboot means that the original episodes and films remain untouched and can still be used for valid, more or less canon-compliant K/S stories.
>>> I see lots of threesomes coming...



One of my favorite pieces ever of Trek art is a threesome Gayle did of Kirk, Spock and Uhura. Wow!!!

>>>And anyway, the film being a reboot means that the original episodes and films remain untouched and can still be used for valid, more or less canon-compliant K/S stories.

Yes, we can go any way we like with K/S. We can even AU the AU...! :-)
>>>However, I just saw the movie and now I'm thinking that the future of K/S is...murky. We have to account of the relationship in the movie, at least if we are writing in that timeline.

Not necessarily. This could also be approached as a "in the heat of battle" infatuation.

>>>Though I didn't like it, I thought it was handled well in the movie. Eh-if it had to be het at least it was *good* het.

I've read some good Spock/Uhura stories in the past, and if I'm going to read het that's a pairing I like.

I liked what they did with the relationship in this movie, but I thought she was a little OTT in the way she approached him. I would have enjoyed those scenes more if she had been a bit more restrained, a bit more gentle. They've clearly had a professor/student relationship in the past, and just a tiny bit of this came off as a student's "crush" on a beloved teacher. I did like these scenes, particularly since Spock more than needed some comfort at the time, and she was the only person who could possibly provide. And I like this version of Uhura a lot. I just wish the scenes had been a little bit more subtle.

But then, "in the heat of battle" scenes don't usually lead to subtlety. (I guess I'm arguing both sides of the question here. :-)

Well, I actually assumed that they had had a sexual relationship before the movie.
I was thinking not, mainly because Spock doesn't seem to know how to put his arms around her. But that could also be explained by shock.

I'm seeing it again tomorrow and will be paying close attention to this, and lots of other details.
Now that I've seen the Trek movie three times I agree with you; Spock and Uhura are clearly in an established relationship. Though, as a slasher, I can see it fizzling out over time and Spock winding up with Kirk in the end.
*wishful thinking*
We're fanfic writers - we can do *anything*. I've written a far more radical AU than this movie, for example. And, back in the day, I was a Spock/Uhura shipper and felt it was quite unfair that the Kirk/Uhura fans got a whole series of zines (Delta Triad) while S/U people just got a stray story here and there.

But then there was that awesome Gayle threesome drawing of K/S/U - whew! One of my all-time favorite pieces of fan art.

But just as TOS Uhura was very flirty with Spock early on, she became less so... People do fall out of love... and in love again. ;-)
Thanks for the link! I'd somehow missed it. So strange to see K/S mentioned in such a well-known mainstream venue and in a positive light, too. Some of the comments are faily, of course, but I see many familiar voices of reason there. ;-)

I wonder how the Star Trek fandom and K/S in particular will look about a year from now. Interesting times, interesting times. :D
>>>Some of the comments are faily, of course,

Typical crap. You'll notice none of them can spell.

>>>but I see many familiar voices of reason there. ;-)

Tt's such a wonderful contrast between the educated, intelligent voices of the slash fans and the ignorant, illiterate comments of the flamers...

>>>I wonder how the Star Trek fandom and K/S in particular will look about a year from now. Interesting times, interesting times. :D

Interesting times indeed!
I loved the movie and I don't find it a problem that Spock is "with" Uhura in it as any more of an impediment to K/S than all of Kirk's conquests in the original series was an impediment. Their relationship was kept as an important part of the theme and plot of the movie so I don't view it as giving writers problems. When has canonical het ever stopped slashers anyway?

I've seen it twice now, btw, and can't wait to see it again.
Hi there! {{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}} See you at Shore Leave?

>>>I loved the movie and I don't find it a problem that Spock is "with" Uhura

I liked what they did with Spock and Uhura. Spock needed someone there for him at that moment in time. And it's very reminiscent of the series, in which Uhura flirts outrageously with Spock in some of the early episodes; he looks like he's giving her invitation some consideration in "Charlie X".

>>>When has canonical het ever stopped slashers anyway?

LOL, never. I picture Spock and Uhura's relationship fizzling out over time, particularly when his friendship with Kirk really takes off.

>>>Their relationship was kept as an important part of the theme and plot of the movie so I don't view it as giving writers problems.

Not for one minute. :-) It was so satisfying that the K&S friendship was such an important part of this movie.

I've seen it three times and plan to go back for a fourth soon.