I still crush on McCoy when I bother to think about it.

Nov 17, 2008 15:30

Star Trek: my first fandom.
Doctor McCoy: my first fandom crush.
Star Trek: the latest movie trailerIt's obviously a serious re-write of the previous series canon, and more things blow up than ever blew up before. Zachary Quinto is shockingly Nimoy-ish, though of course his voice is all wrong. It's not yet clear to me it'll be good, but it is clear ( Read more... )

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tx_cronopio November 17 2008, 23:35:23 UTC
McCoy? Really? *gives you a gold star*
I was a Spock gal, followed closely by Sulu. Never gave a damn about Kirk, never will :)

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antennapedia November 17 2008, 23:56:05 UTC
Really! Seriously! Had a major McCoy crush when I was a teenager. Spock was close. I'll happily ship McCoy/Spock right this instant if anybody wants some shippage.

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mamadar November 18 2008, 15:16:50 UTC
Ship! ship! ship!

Spock/McCoy: They bonded over being emotionally exhausted by Kirk.

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antennapedia November 21 2008, 01:24:05 UTC
Also, union of opposites. I so think McCoy's Spock-baiting is flirting.

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secondalto November 17 2008, 23:46:51 UTC
I'm eager to see it.

I've always been a Scotty gal myself, though I wouldn't turn down Bones' southern charm.

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antennapedia November 17 2008, 23:56:55 UTC
I'll see the movie just for the sake of seeing Simon Pegg in the role.

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chicken_cem November 18 2008, 15:06:53 UTC
Wow, that is the single most awesome icon ever. George!

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antennapedia November 21 2008, 01:24:42 UTC
An all-round nice guy too, I hear.

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missparker November 18 2008, 00:50:57 UTC
OH I'LL BE THERE.

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antennapedia November 18 2008, 01:18:08 UTC
Hee!

Am contemplating digging the box of Trek fanfic zines out of the closet where it's languished for the last 20 years.

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missparker November 18 2008, 01:43:31 UTC
thank god the internet happened. i don't have the closet space.

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antennapedia November 21 2008, 01:25:36 UTC
The Internet is great for fanfiction. It's all over the place! Easy to find and read and enjoy! Though the lowered barrier to entry does create its own set of problems.

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seldomifever November 18 2008, 01:13:10 UTC
Heh. My sister loved McCoy. He always seemed too old to me. I think my first Star Trek crush was Chekov. I was really little and for some reason he reminded me of my first teevee love, Davy Jones. When I rediscovered ST again ten years later, I wanted nothing more than to throw Capt Kirk to the floor of the bridge and make sweet intergalactic lurve to him. Macho, sexist, silly, and yet deliciously virile. Yum!

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antennapedia November 18 2008, 01:16:04 UTC
I've always had a thing about the older men. Giles is a departure for me in that he's more or less my age. (In the series, that is, when I watched it, Giles was my age. ASH himself is a decade older than I am.)

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seldomifever November 18 2008, 01:24:44 UTC
You replied too fast. I didn't get to correct my spelling.

I've always loved older men as well. Giles counts as older, because, in my mind, I relate more to the teenage characters on the show. In real life Head's 14 yrs older than me. He was born the same year as my brother and several of my brother-in-laws. Most of the older men I loved in rl were more like twenty yrs older than me, which is a little gross, I guess.

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antennapedia November 18 2008, 01:48:31 UTC
No, sheesh, not gross. Even in the least. She said, using yet another Giles/Buffy icon.

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nemaihne November 18 2008, 01:15:10 UTC
McCoy was always too much like one of my uncles. I liked Chekhov best. Kirk annoyed the hell out of me as a little girl, but I grew to like his character enough that I already think I'm going to hate the new version. There's just something that tweaks wrong about that particular actor.

But it's Trek. I'll be there.

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antennapedia November 18 2008, 01:17:19 UTC
Pine isn't quite right in affect, somehow, yeah. I'm willing to give him and the movie a shot, though. Because as you say, it's Trek.

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chicken_cem November 18 2008, 15:16:24 UTC
Pine has that terrible Teenage Actor affect, something that's at home in an American Pie movie, but not anywhere else. This is like Keanu Reeves appearing in Much Ado About Nothing.

Zach Quinto on the other hand has a thoroughly mature approach to voice and affect -- yes, there is that slight wrongness of his voice as compared to Nimoy's, but his look and mannerisms more than make up for it, not to mention his almost frightening intensity. I have confidence in his ability to take this role and completely erase Sylar from our minds.

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