cupidsbow (cupidsbow) wrote,

A sense of loss: Kirk, Spock and Uhura

After the first Star Trek reboot movie, I felt a renewed desire to read Kirk/Spock fic -- it was one of my very first ever reading fandoms, even though it was already elderly by then, and I really, really enjoyed both revisiting it and finding a whole lot of new fanwork.

It also made me newly interested in other characters and pairings: Kirk/Spock/Uhura, Spock/Uhura, Kirk/McCoy, Gaila, Amanda Grayson. I still mainly read gen and Kirk/Spock, but I enjoyed dipping into stories about the other characters too.

It's been a few days now since I saw ST: Into Darkness, and I'd kind of expected to be all over the fic by now. I was looking forward to it. But you know what? I went and briefly poked at the AO3 on Sunday, looking to see if there was anything new and interesting, but nothing appealed and I went back to writing my current WIP instead.

Today I've been reading some meta, which I thought might spur my interest, and I still don't really want to read fic, even though the interactions between Kirk, Spock and Uhura were one of the genuine delights of the movie.

I'm reluctantly coming to the conclusion that Abrams has managed to kill my fannish enjoyment of Trek, with a movie that's not even fittingly bad; it's a death by mediocrity.

I... I don't even know how to think about that yet. Except that I've lost something precious that I didn't expect to lose, and I lost it with a whimper, not the more usual bang of cancellation or character death/betrayal.

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