People will always see what they want to see, believe what they want to believe. When the insane number of gun deaths in our country was not enough to convince people we needed some sort of gun control, I thought to myself, "Something crazy is going to have to happen. Something insane, like a guy walking into a nursery school and shooting a bunch of little kids. That's the kind of thing that will have to happen, and then people will see reason." And then that did happen, and people just said, "Well, the teachers should have had guns in their desk drawers." And that's when I felt utterly hopeless.
And here we are, and this child has been shot to death, on camera, by an officer unfit for duty, and you'd think you finally had irrefutable proof that there is something wrong happening here. But no. It's the child's fault. There is no evidence, no logical argument, no landslide of proof that will ever be enough to convince someone who doesn't want to see what's happening here. I don't know what can be done.
Also, "Captain, this door is very wee." My decade-long crush on Simon Pegg continues.
But if he hadn't contacted future Spock, I'd have been all, "There's future Spock out there and you didn't ask him about this guy? Why would you ignore that resource!" So yeah, I give it a pass. No, I give it a thumbs up. Also, I really love seeing young Spock and old Spock interact and will accept any plot contrivance that gets me what I want.
Kirk is a huge slut, so this is not surprising to me. That man will stop at nothing. It's times like these I think about the refined and gentlemanly Jean-Luc Picard and just smile.
Not that I'm trying to start a captain war or anything. It's just, Kirk is a whore, it cannot be denied.
EDIT: I just read your comment that he never slept with a crew member. Really? I'm shocked.
Oh Nicole, that was really quite dirty. I took a moment to parse that sentence and then I blushed furiously.
Oh, I was so happy to see his name on this list. I remember so clearly, sitting on my bed and reading the play when I was about 14 and being so enraged by Claudio that I threw my book across the room. He is AWFUL. He thinks she's made a fool of him so he waits until everyone she's ever known is gathered together so he can call her a whore in front of them? The chilling, sociopathic concentration that must have gone into preparing for the wedding that morning, walking up that aisle, and pretending everything was fine only to start screaming "rotten orange" and all that shit. And then to react gleefully upon hearing of her death. To laugh at a grieving old man who comes to him and says, "You've killed my innocent child"? Oh, fuck that guy.
Oh, the very thought of him makes me shake with rage. Rage, I say!
I always think Fanny and Edmund are a perfect couple. Better to keep all that insipid boringness in one household, don't you think? Even Jonny Lee Miller, with all his handsomeness, could not make that character compelling. You just want to slap his face through the whole book. Give me Henry Tilney any day.
And yes, to whoever said it's weird that they're first cousins and marrying each other. Even more so when you consider that she was raised much like a sister in his household. That's always what I think of when I think about Victor Frankenstein marrying Elizabeth. Perhaps they don't share DNA, but she was raised in his house as his sister. She called his parents "Mother" and "Father." If he wanted to ask for her hand, he'd have to speak to HIS OWN FATHER. Oh, no no. I always imagined what the fine families of Geneva said when they received that wedding announcement. "The Frankenstein kid is marrying his sister? Hell's going on in that house?"
Oh, it's so true. Tom Hardy. That's the first time I was able to say, "Ooooh, NOW I get it. Yep."
I was watching Elizabeth last week (the one with Cate Blanchett) and they showed this little boy (the one whose parents were hiding in the wall with the priest--played by Daniel Craig! Wow this thought is meandering.), and I thought, "That kid looks so familiar. He looks like a very young, very blond, chubby Theon Greyjoy." And that's exactly what he was. Freaked me out something fierce.