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Why do Kirk and Uhura resist the "first" kiss so strongly?

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Sep. 15 2011, 8:37 pm

The kiss in the show is between a Captain and his communications officer.  They don't have any romantic feelings for each other and they were being forced by Parmen.


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Report this Sep. 16 2011, 6:46 am

Yes they were being forced to kiss in the epsiode however in regards to televsion at the time it was still a pretty big deal! Forgetting about the story line and reason behind the kiss, it was still something the world had never seen on tv before.

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Report this Sep. 16 2011, 8:49 am

The topic title already makes no sense so I wont comment further.


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Report this Sep. 16 2011, 5:47 pm

Why are you trying to start a race war?


 


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Report this Sep. 16 2011, 11:36 pm

How old are you? I ask because it's important to your perspective. We're talking about the late '60s here.


A) If the kiss had not been forced upon them, it would never have aired. That is a reallity of our society 45yrs ago. GR was able to break through that particular racial barrier by simply using it as a plot device on a SciFi TV show. He made a lot of social/political commentaries that way that other shows could never have gotten away with.


B) The reaction the "characters" had was one of two people who had ZERO romantic feelings for each other but a tremendous amount of respect for each other. In short, they were embarresed, not ashamed.


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Report this Sep. 17 2011, 3:51 am

The Kirk / Uhura thing is overplayed. After all it is not something they are doing willingly. I see no suggestion anywhere in TOS up to that point that Kirk and Uhura could be close. Therefore the idea might well have been distasteful to both of them. The Kirk / Rand thing is more understandable because there was always an element of sexual tension there.


Likewise the Spock / Uhura thing in the 2009 film is just stupid. There was never any suggestion of it in TOS. In fact Uhura teased Spock about his lack of romanticism and it was Chapel who had the thing for Spock:


Spock - "Vulcan has no moon Miss Uhura"


Uhura - "I'm not surprised Mr. Spock!"


In Man Trap Uhura was of course attracted to the (fake) black crewman who spoke Swahili to her ...


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Report this Sep. 17 2011, 4:07 am

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>The Kirk / Uhura thing is overplayed. After all it is not something they are doing willingly. I see no suggestion anywhere in TOS up to that point that Kirk and Uhura could be close. Therefore the idea might well have been distasteful to both of them. The Kirk / Rand thing is more understandable because there was always an element of sexual tension there.

>Likewise the Spock / Uhura thing in the 2009 film is just stupid. There was never any suggestion of it in TOS. In fact Uhura teased Spock about his lack of romanticism and it was Chapel who had the thing for Spock:

>Spock - "Vulcan has no moon Miss Uhura"

>Uhura - "I'm not surprised Mr. Spock!"

>In Man Trap Uhura was of course attracted to the (fake) black crewman who spoke Swahili to her ...

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In Star Trek 2009 it was a different timeline and alas Uhura and Spock went to the Academy at the same time (which I don't think happened in TOS). So perhaps when they met a little earlier they got together without rank really getting in the way.


In which case where was Leila Kalomi who met Spock on Earth during that period and clearly had a thing for him (although we don't really know if it was reciprocated)? The romanticisation of Spock is a serious weakening to his character. He rarely let it slip in TOS - so they should have employed the same strategy in the film, i.e. NO female entanglements - it is out of character.


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