Date: 04/19/2016 12:56 PM Title: Chapter 1
You DID make your point very clear and repeatedly so. Your analysis is quite convincing. But actually...The whole scene seems so clear to me. Any other interpretation is simply too far fetched. :)
Thank you very much. :)
I'm sorry for not replying earlier, I generally make a point to reply to my reviews... but life got in the way, as usual.
Yes, I totally agree, I really don't see any other possible explaination for that scene. It doesn't make sense for it to mean anything other than Kirk really wanting a backrub from his favorite Vulcan. XD
Date: 04/17/2016 7:02 AM Title: Chapter 1
MMh a S/K theory. But why not add the language element. I think he was in pain why because of the KINK he could have said pain ache etc. Two Kirk was early to bridge and did not arrive with Spock. Three the episode was written by the master of double entendre. Four Spock moved to prevent Kirk from saying something stupid but he was too late.
Innocent explanations perhaps she was ships physio or sports trainer and hence her nonchalance about a back rub. What was her reaction to the scene.
What about the entire episide though are there any other suspect elements........
Oh wow, I've never thought about the use of the word 'kink' before... you may have blown my mind slightly. That adds yet another layer to what was already a very kink-y (I apologize for the pun) start to an episode.
Yes, it never fails to amaze me that not only was Theodore Sturgeon also the writer of Amok Time, he was also well-known for putting homoeroticism into his stories - especially 'The World Well Lost.'
I see where you're coming from about Barrows being the ship's physio, but I don't think that was the case. Firstly, she's wearing a red dress, and if she was a physiologist then I'd expect her to be in Medical/Science blues. Also she was a Yeoman, which seems to be a sort of assistant, bringing people food and PADDs, rather than having one set thing to do as a job.
Hahaha... any suspect elements. Are there ever!? Firstly we have Spock beaming down to the planet, despite a) being in charge of the ship while the Captain was on the planet, and therefore shouldn't leave, and b) Kirk giving an order that nobody should beam down. And yet he did so anyway, apparently for no reason... except the unspoken but still blatantly obvious fact that he was worried about Kirk.
Then we have Kirk, Spock, and Sulu all wandering around until Kirk tells them to split up. Spock instantly follows the Captain, and even puts out a hand to Sulu as if to 'push' him in the other direction, just to make sure he gets his alone time with his Captain.
Also there is the gropiest running away that I have ever seen in my life, I'm talking full-on arm-grabbing shirt-clinging stuff.
Sorry that got so long, I just have a lot of thoughts. :)