The (possibly insane) ramblings of a wandering red head.
we were cheated of such exquisite comedy gold and exquisite emotional subtlety by not getting a shatner!kirk appearance in the reboot and a shatner!kirk / pine!kirk scene
shatner!kirk proving himself immensely capable but also making sure his shirt tears a few times to show he means business
shatner!kirk looking his younger counterpart up and down and thinking, ‘not bad, although whatever you’re doing to your hair just isn’t right. why, with that length, it won’t get messy the way it should when you’re in a fight’ and pine!kirk having a brief, completely internal, externally squinty moment of that’s what i’m gonna look like? and at some point using the word ‘chunky’
meanwhile both spocks are like ‘it is not a detriment’ with twin eyebrow raises
and shatner!kirk’s eyes sparkling, bright and gold, when he sees that young spock. ‘takes me back. remember when we couldn’t spit without running into a double of one of us somewhere?’
and shatner!kirk finding out spock’s still got his birthday locket
yeah. we didn’t get any of that and it is a crying sighing whying shame.