“I made the most elementary of errors. I fell in love.”
“mccoy was furiously scanning kirk”
Ooh, must get the audio book! And agreed! Haha.
Typical of the boys that they do things in reverse. The first movie, their relationship was summed up in mccoy sticking hard objects into his best friend, repeatedly. This one is him furiously scanning Kirk. So like them, sex first, eye fucking second.
I’ve never really understood the appeal of Kirk/Spock. The original series was Kirk/McCoy (even the show writers say so), the original movies were Spock/McCoy, and the first JJ movie was Kirk/McCoy with Spock/Uhura. I can see the threesome in Kirk/Spock/McCoy because that was how Roddenberry…
This! And I know Nikki could have gone on for longer about the real presence of McCoy in both Kirk and Spock’s lives separately and with all three, in which they work strongest (and in the newest movie were some of the strongest scenes too). It’s frustrating when K/Sers conveniently ignore EVERYONE else in a scene/storyline that helped contribute or factored in someone’s emotional responses.
We (non-K/Sers) take it all in, and work with it, not just pick and choose. Now, while I’m predominantly Kirk/McCoy, I’m also VERY happy with Polyamorous relationships so with Spock and/or Uhura in both TOS and AOS also makes me happy.
Books are not canon. Generally novelizations aren’t canon either as they’re based on older/original scripts and not the completed work, but they help in shape some of the motivations and see other perspectives. Of course all supplemental material HELP in understanding a character or a story, or a relationship (platonic or otherwise). And if we’re to include a lot of the old books, I’m sure Clis can provide how much more Spock/Bones it was than anything else.
Now, for AOS? The comics and the videogames are supposed to be considered canon, and while yes the game focuses on Kirk and Spock (two ‘white’ males which is a whole ‘nother can of worms), doesn’t diminish both McCoy’s and Uhura’s (and the rest of the crew’s) roles in plot/storyline/ and their relationships.
HAHA WHERE DID THEY EVEN COME FROM?!