Date: 06/17/2015 9:15 PM Title: Chapter 1: Where No Man Has Gone Before
I've just begun to rewatch season one and have asked the same question about ESP. I think your explanation is a very plausible one. Your approach to how Spock feels about killing ties in with another episode where Spock is asked about how he perceives an instruction that the mission will involve mortal combat.
Another possibility that occurs to me is that Gary had enhanced ESP thrust upon him Spock as a telepath would have had to learn how to handle this shielding and the moral obligations over several years. Maybe that is why Spock comments about feeling for. Gary since he would not have found that learning journey easy as a telepath. Also he would have experienced how others might fear telepathy and how Gary would not cope with this thrust upon him.
I like the idea of working on deep connection and understated slash. I've read a couple of articles recently that suggest that Shatner and Nimoy played Kirk and Spock in an understated or ambiguous relationship style deliberately. It certainly makes for good dramatic tension. Sometimes the greatest slash fiction has the least erotic dialogue/action.
As for me I am a sucker for that elusive best explanation of the plot holes even though we know that real TOS was a work in progress in head cannon world we all want to fix things! Keep going I will keep reading!
That's an interesting explanation you come up with about the differential effects of the barrier on Mitchell and on Spock; it might make a nice story, if you feel like writing it. Of course, Gary had a lot more powers than telepathy, and Spock didn't gain telekinesis or the power to create an oasis on a barren planet ... at least, not as far as we know. Maybe he just didn't DO it. :-)
While I like porn as much as the next person, I personally find being in tune with each other and being willing to sacrifice or die for each other a lot more emotionally affecting than kisses, sex, or wedding ceremonies. Throw yourself in front of the poison darts on Gamma Trianguli VI, Spock, and you never have to touch Kirk for me to believe you love him. :-)
Do you have links to those articles you mention? I'd love to see them.
Enjoy your Season 1 re-watch! I recently forced my husband to watch all 79 episodes with me, but it took him so long that I'm starting over with Season 1 again. Part of the reason for this series is to give me an excuse to watch. :-)
Thanks for the encouragement! I appreciate your taking the time to leave a review. I'm working on the chapter for "The Corbomite Maneuver" as we speak. :-)
Date: 06/17/2015 12:33 PM Title: Chapter 1: Where No Man Has Gone Before
I really enjoyed the conversation they had together. Plus, the explanation Spock gave about him not having ESP.
You really got their voices perfectly.
Also Spock's explanation about him saying that it was simple but not easy made sense. His mind was clear about Gary Mitchell, what he was capable of doing, but it was far from easy in his mind to do away with him. Especially, when he knew how much he meant to his friend Jim.
I quickly went through what you wrote under author's notes. I'll have to re-read it when I have time. I really like what you are doing here. I look forward to the next installment.
Thank you! Ii'm thrilled that you liked the story. I think that "simple but not easy" describes a lot of things in life, so it's an important distinction to make.
I'm so glad that you thought I got their voices right, since keeping them in character is really important to me.
Thanks for your kindness in taking the time to leave a review.