How many times these two look at each other during an average episode?
These are the first five minutes of the episode. Love these outfits, Spock in black is always irresistible
Love how they rely on each other to solve difficult tasks together.
No personal spaceTM
No wonder these two are the fathers of slash. If one of them were a woman, there would have been a romantic subplot 100% like in X-files.
Omg, that goofy smile again. Bless people who hired Shatner for the second pilot. Spock’s character wouldn’t have been the same without him. Thanks to that chemistry Leonard could shine.
Out of context, with no dialogue, these images could easily be construed as two men preparing for their wedding. They were both so gorgeous here!
Leonard had said that having Shatner play the captain, with all his emotions showing, it released him to develop Spock in a totally different way. With Jeffrey as captain in the first pilot, Spock was like a child, full of emotions and wonder showing on his face, as the captain was more controlled.
They are so gorgeous indeed!
Yeah, you’re right, I even have Leonard’s quote:
“Bill is the only actor with whom I have that spark, that chemistry – to anything like the extent I have it with him…When we step into a scene, I always know – something’s going to happen. Just amazing. Just amazing the tremendous spark of some kind that he would set off.
It would have been more difficult with Jeff Hunter to play Spock successfully, because he did not carve out and design a scene with his acting as clearly and definitively as Bill does. It’s just a different style of acting – I’m not impugning his talent; I’m talking about style. Hunter’s style was to be more internalized, to be more thoughtful, to be more vacillating. And for me, dealing with that, it would have been more difficult to play Spock successfully.”
Shatner calls Kirk-Spock relationship ‘undying love’ in the same interview
“Undying love, loyalty, what they would give up for each other, their lives, careers – all of that. Sure.” Shatner speaks of it as if it is a matter of course, much as Kirk does.
If they both approached their roles from the ‘undying love’ standpoint, KS fans are not seeing things ;D