Expletive-deleted allergies: my throat is swollen and sore and my eyes all itchy, and that's even after
I've taken Claritin. The heavier stuff always knocks me for a loop, so I daren't take it at work; this is going to be a very long day.
Bright light at the end, though! maevebran
and I are going to be watching "Star Trek" again this evening. It'll be the tenth viewing for me, third or fourth for her. Mom teased me the other day that I'm going to have it memorized long before it comes out on DVD, and I told her, that's kind of the point; all those years of Shatner and Nimoy have engrained their voices on my muse, and if I want to be able to consistently "hear" Pine, Quinto, &etc. instead, I need to imprint them thoroughly, too. How's that for a logical excuse? ♥
In other Trek news, my "Could Kirk be an empath?" rewatch of old TOS continues to find solid support. He fought off the effects in "The Naked Time" better than even Spock did, I don't even know what to say about his interactions with himself in "The Enemy Within", and in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" his reaction to the androids was really
interesting. He knew something was off about the first one before even Christine (who'd known the scientist it was portraying) did; and later, his response to "these are machines, not men" wasn't to treat them as
machines, but to (successfully) appeal to their emotions
, *lol*. Also, the whole "Spock got my message" sequence was bizarre in its complete lack of explanation and yet complete success. Reminded me of the whole, "Let me stun this Romulan and tell Spock I have his back, by which I expect him to understand that he is to interrogate the dude with a mindmeld, despite the fact that this
Spock doesn't even know I know what mindmelding is
" incident from XI. Awesome.