|Reviews for The Commentary of TOS for KS|
| Guest chapter 27 . 3/12
surprised you found a dirty joke in the "ram among sheep" line and not the "taught how to use your tongue" line...
| SummerstormDancer chapter 39 . 3/6
First of all, I absolutely love your work!
Secondly, I recently thought of something with the Tantalus field, or more specifically, its name. Tantalus was a figure in Greek myth who was punished by being forced to stand in a lake beneath a fruit tree but being unable to either eat the fruit or drink the water. In other words, he was punished by being placed where he can see that which he can never have. What is the first thing we see with the field? Marlena uses it to show Kirk what Spock is doing. So, does that make Spock the thing Kirk wants, but cannot have?
| KeBo chapter 29 . 3/4
"Your concern... your affection for Spock.." How come I haven't noticed it until yesterday when I was rewatching this episode on TV? In the German translation McCoy actually says "Deine Liebe (Love) für Spock." It just blew my mind yesterday. The only time I can recall that they are talking about love in the entire series or the movies. Most of the times it is merely between the lines.
| Jonathan chapter 8 . 3/3
I love Spock in this episode. It's just this thing where Spock shows his emotions just enough to see what he feels, but only just, so that the impression of being emotionless is not impared. Like in the beginning, when they discover, that the Romulans look very much like Vulcans, and Stiles suspects that he is a spy. He shows that he is worried by biting his lip a bit, but only for a moment.
And even more after he has made those repairs. You can really see the "I'm sorry! I pressed this button on accident! Don't hate me now!" on his face, even though he doesn't change his expression all that much.
And of course the "leaning in on Stiles" thing. That's the level of snarkiness only Spock can pull off, because he always has the "I'm a logical Vulcan" excuse to take cover behind.
I also noticed that in the marriage scene, after both of them have stepped up before Kirk, there is something like a small break in the ceremony, where the woman kneels down (to pray, I presume), but the man keeps standing. I see it that way, that this space in the wedding ceremony is reserved for the people in the ceremony to do whatever their religion/culture/belief/... requires in this situation. And the woman in this scene uses it to pray, while the man (apparently) doesn't. But both ways are okay, because starfleet is open to all religious and cultural beliefs. But I don't know if I'm right with that interpretation, because I really don't know that much about specific religious traditions like how a wedding should be executed.
| FanFiction Queen chapter 46 . 3/2
I neeeeeeeeeed Obsession!
| Dreams of Shadows chapter 46 . 3/2
Love this fic, not only for showing Spork moments but also for the big middle finger to people who don't think Star Trek is 't wait for the next chapter!
Also, here's hoping to some nice moments in the next film.
| Azaelea chapter 28 . 2/13
HI there :D
So I've been following each episode with your commentary (LOVING EVERY MOMENT BTW) and been a bit shy cause you know...little late I suppose BUT just needed to mention, because it makes me giggle even though the other part of me is crying at Spock's pain, in the scene in the basement, right, when Spock's got the shovel, is it just me, or does he look like he might want to actual use that shovel for something other than the coal? Especially when he's looking between Edith and Jim at the end of their interaction?
It's just a stray thought honestly :P
BUT thank you for seriously having the best take on these episodes. Will continue to follow!
| four-nostril chapter 5 . 2/11
About "The Man Trap", where Darnell comments that Nancy looks like some woman he used to know: I think it's worth mentioning that he is strongly hinting she was a prostitute. A name like "Wrigley's pleasure planet" gives that wibe. This explains why Kirk and McCoy thinks it is such an insult.
Do they go to brothels together? Seriously, guys, that's not very progressive.
Don't know if this has already been mentioned a dozen times since there is NO WAY I'm reading all the reviews.
| Azaelea chapter 17 . 2/6
I've sorta just gotten into the fandom and THIS, THIS is just wonderful. I saw the Spock/Kirk thing in the first ep, and I was like o.o but I love reading this after watching any episode, so THANK YOU for your very funny and extremely pleasing :) commentary
| BigMamaG chapter 46 . 2/4
So happy you're continuing these! My review for 2x17 is basically this: fucking imagine if Spock was in this episode and he got strapped into a harness too. I actually think it was a wise decision to separate them because it would set fire to every fangirl's brain. I mean, we barely handle Patterns of Force.
| Guest chapter 8 . 1/31
I loved this episode and just wanted to point out some things that i saw. These may or may nkt be relevent and you are welcome to simply shout bullshit on everything. Here it goes.
Firstly i noticed that in the beginning durin gthe marriage scene,that they were celberating the union of two people or something. I just noticed that he didnt say that it was a marriage between a man and a women. My mind wandered and i was wondering if this could reflect kirks idea of marriage. Not always between a man and a women. Just two people.
Secondly i noticed a jim from spock. Its not really relevant, just that i like it when spock gets all intense and is like "Jim, we could die and stuff." Spock is much more elegant.
Ok, thats all i noticed. I just want to say how amazing these posts are. They are extremly accurate and point out legit evidence. Thank you so much!
| FanFiction Queen chapter 44 . 1/30
I'm almost positive I saw a pointless roll in that fight with the Snork! I mean really, Jim! Was it completely NESCESSARY to ROLL on top of the poor guy, thing, snork, whatever?
You make the call!
| klmdreams44 chapter 33 . 1/28
"(((This happens by the throne just getting all wavy and literally transitioning to a shot where it's just rubble on the ground.
Once again…Yay 60s.)))"
You could also take the shot to mean that the throne they saw was just an illusion and Apollo's power/influence was in ruins, that literally everything was in his mind.
| cwkitkat chapter 30 . 1/28
Something I noticed that probably could be discounted but whatevs; when Sylvia and Kirk are getting hot and heavy, she's asked him about a joining. The way she phrases it sounds familiar, doesn't it? "My mind to your mind." IIRC, that's what it said during a mind meld, no? Drawing a parallel? Though I'm not positive "my mind to your mind" was used before Catspaw. Anyway, Sylvia goes on to say how she used to lack sensation, feeling, and she wants Kirk to show her. Does this LACK OF FEELING remind you of someone else? Someone with pointy ears? Someone who is taught feeling over the course of the series and movies by a certain James T. Kirk? Drawing parallels. So although Kirk had an ulterior motive, when Kirk and Sylvia are gettin hot and heavy, it's almost like Kirk... And Spock... Gettin it on. *cue I Want To Know What Love Is*
| phoebe turner chapter 46 . 1/26
I loved it!