Silly Texas man who likes Star Trek, Batman, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and 50s schlock. I'm also a big fan of Bettie Page, Elvis, old Hollywood glamour, and most retro. I'm easily distracted by bright shiny things. Or boobs. Or bright shiny boobs.

 

Anonymous asked
What was Kirk's job in Starfleet before he became captain of a starship? Was the Enterprise his first command?

classictrek:

After attending Starfleet Academy and meeting Gary Mitchell (“Where No Man Has Gone Before”) and Finnegan (“Shore Leave”), Ensign James T. Kirk served on board the Republic with Ben Finney (“Court Martial”) and then the Farragut as a lieutenant. It was during his first deep-space assignment on board the Farragut that he encountered the cloud creature on Tycho IV (“Obsession”) and Tyree and the other residents of Neural (“A Private Little War”). He also assumed command of an unnamed ship prior to Enterprise (“Where No Man Has Gone Before”).

classictrek:

grayflannelsuit:

I guess Kirk kept Romulan Ale in the mini-fridge on board the Enterprise? I bet classictrek knows.

Of course he wouldn’t. It’s illegal!

classictrek:

grayflannelsuit:

I guess Kirk kept Romulan Ale in the mini-fridge on board the Enterprise? I bet classictrek knows.

Of course he wouldn’t. It’s illegal!

museaway:

canyouimaginethisbetweenyourlegs:

Spock was the only person who demonstrated true, unselfish love in Requiem for Methuselah. No one else understood the meaning of the emotion. 

First, let’s be realistic. Jim did not fall in love with Rayna in two hours; he fell in lust. Go ahead and blame the brandy.

Flint did not love Rayna; he wanted to control her and own her, to satisfy his loneliness. He made copy after copy of her, trying to create something perfect that could love him. 

Rayna did not love either of them, because she was an android. (Spock says she died from love; I say she died from circuit overload listening to two men fight over her without saying, “Hey, what do you want?”)

Bones felt sorry for Jim, and he genuinely hurt to see his friend upset, so there is brotherly love there, but he couldn’t do anything to help. 

It is Spock who acts without anyone’s knowledge, with no benefit to himself, and gives Jim the gift of peace by blocking his memories of Rayna, because he loves Jim that much. It was tender and sweet, and something we never witness him offer another crew member. 

And that’s why this episode made me weep.

(Source: byronorlok)

Spock: Captain, I read your incident report.

Kirk: Yeah? What'cha think?

Spock: Whilst "ain't nobody fuckin' with my clique" is an accurate - if rather concise - assessment of your reasoning behind the incident on Alpha Vega VII, I somehow doubt that Admiral Pike will agree.

whiskerbiscuitbakery:

spockvarietyhour:

sttngfashion:

Reader Kaasis found this bonkers video of some hippies on TOS and pointed out that the dude MIGHT have the Twitter logo on his forehead. The looks are AMAZING and the song is ridiculous. Enjoy.

never forget Space Hippies

He’s not Herbert. We reach.

And then, they retold this in an altered form in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. The seeds are there for sure. Not a direct sequel like Wrath of Khan, but definite story elements duplicated.

Shiny.

Anonymous asked
As an admiral, what was Kirk in charge of? What was his command? And who took over the Enterprise when he left?

classictrek:

James T. Kirk became Chief of Starfleet Operations when he moved into the admirality. He recommended Will Decker as his successor as captain of Enterprise. This was all depicted in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, a little-known independent film that was released in 1979 by Paramount Pictures.

ooo sassy!

autumnseybertart asked
How many lights do you see?

classictrek:

None of that Next Generation stuff around here, young lady!