CAPTAIN'S BLOG

Star Trek: The Original Series

"The original Star Trek series focuses on the 23rd century adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701), a powerful interstellar spacecraft dispatched by Earth-based Starfleet Command to explore the galaxy.  Kirk commands a crew of 430 men and women aboard his starship, which can travel at speeds surpassing the speed of light.  Kirk’s five-year mission—and his mandate from Starfleet—is to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before." +

 

Is Captain James Tiberius Kirk a shamless lothario because every woman he encounters, be they human or alien, become a glorious sexual conquest?

 

Or is Captain James Tiberius Kirk grossly misrepresented by his reputation.

I created this blog to write down and organize my personal observations as I re-watch Star Trek: The Original Series for evidence either supporting or disproving my theory.

 

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

Tally the total amount of romantic relationships in which Captain James T. Kirk takes part throughout the entire run of Star Trek: the Original Series.​​
 

I will be making episode by episode observations using the following criteria:
 

1. Does the episode feature a love interest for KIRK?

YES or NO.

2. If YES, does KIRK have a romantic relationship with the love interest?

 

YES or NO.

3. If YES, when does the romantic relationship take place?

 

ON SCREEN, OFF SCREEN or BOTH.

4. If a romantic relationship for KIRK is featured in the episode, is it CONSENSUAL?

 

For KIRK? For the LOVE INTEREST?

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

  1. Observe, record and tally all of the feminist moments.
     

  2. Tally the total amount of 'red shirts'. Note how many actually wear red shirts.
     

  3. Tally the total amount of times Sulu is the damsel in distress.
     

SPOILER, it's more than you'd expect.

OPTIONAL OBJECTIVES:

I'm a SPIRK shipper, so I'm gonna ship! But if it's not your thing I totally understand. :)

1. Tally the total amount of times SPOCK addresses and/or refers to KIRK as 'JIM'.
 

 2. Observe and record all 'SPIRK' moments.

 

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:

"Red Shirt" tally:

RED Shirts

: 00 / 01 episodes

BLUE Shirts

: 02 / 01 episodes

1x01: The Man Trap x 02

Crewman Darnell

Crewman Sturgeon

GOLD Shirts

: 01 / 01 episodes

1x01: The Man Trap x 01

Crewman Green

OTHER Shirts

: 01 / 01 episodes

1x01: The Man Trap x 01

Crewman Barnhart (#1420)

TOTAL

: 04 / 01 episodes

1x01: The Man Trap x 04

1) Crewman Darnell

2) Crewman Sturgeon

3) Crewman Green

4) Crewman Barnhart

5) PROFESSOR CRATER

OPTIONAL OBJECTIVES:

SPIRK Moments : 03 / 01 episodes

1x01: The Man Trap x 03

 

1x00

THE CAGE

1x01

THE MAN TRAP

1x02

CHARLIE

X

1x03

WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE

THE CAGE

[ S1E00 ]

Summary:

Capt. Pike is held prisoner and tested by aliens who have the power to project incredibly lifelike illusions.

THE MAN TRAP

[ S1E01 ]

Summary:

Dr. McCoy discovers his old flame is not what she seems after crew members begin dying from a sudden lack of salt in their bodies.

CHARLIE X

[ S1E02 ]

Summary:

Captain Kirk must learn the limits to the power of a 17-year-old boy with the psychic ability to create anything and destroy anyone.

WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE

[ S1E03 ]

Summary:

The flight recorder of the 200-year-old U.S.S. Valiant relays a tale of terror--a magnetic storm at the edge of the galaxy!

1x04

THE NAKED TIME

THE NAKED TIME

[ S1E04 ]

Summary:

The crew is infected with a mysterious disease that removes people's emotional inhibitions to a dangerous degree.

THE ENEMY WITHIN

[ S1E05 ]


Summary:

A transporter malfunction splits Captain Kirk into two halves: one meek and indecisive, the other violent and ill tempered. The remaining crew members stranded on the planet cannot be beamed up to the ship until a problem is fixed.

MUDD'S WOMEN

[ S1E06 ]


Summary:

The Enterprise picks up untrustworthy entrepreneur Harry Mudd accompanied by three beautiful women who immediately put a spell on all the male crew members.

WHAT LITTLE GIRLS ARE MADE OF?

[ S1E07 ]


Summary:

Nurse Chapel is reunited with her fiancé; but his new obsession leads him to make an android duplicate of Captain Kirk.

MIRI

[ S1E08 ]


Summary:

The Enterprise discovers a planet exactly like Earth, but the only inhabitants are children who contract a fatal disease upon entering puberty.

DAGGER OF THE MIND

[ S1E09 ]


Summary:

Kirk and psychiatrist Helen Noel are trapped on a maximum security penal colony that experiments with mind control and Spock must use the Vulcan mind-meld to find a way to save them.

THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER

[ S1E10 ]


Summary:

After the Enterprise is forced to destroy a dangerous marker buoy, a gigantic alien ship arrives to capture and condemn the crew as trespassers.

THE MENAGERIE: PART I

[ S1E11 ]


Summary:

Spock kidnaps the crippled Capt. Pike, hijacks the Enterprise and then surrenders for court martial.

THE MENAGERIE: PART II

[ S1E12 ]


Summary:

At Spock's court martial, he explains himself with mysterious footage about when Capt. Pike was kidnapped by powerful illusion casting aliens.

THE CONSCIOUS OF THE KING

[ S1E13 ]


Summary:

While Captain Kirk investigates whether an actor is actually a presumed dead mass murderer, a mysterious assailant is killing the people who could identify the fugitive.

BALANCE OF TERROR

[ S1E14 ]


Summary:

The Enterprise must decide on its response when a Romulan ship makes a destructively hostile armed probe of Federation territory.

SHORE LEAVE

[ S1E15 ]


Summary:

The past three months has left the crew of the Enterprise exhausted and in desperate need of a break, but does this explain McCoy's encounter with a human-sized white rabbit or Kirk crossing paths with the prankster who plagued his days at Starfleet Academy?

THE GALILEO SEVEN

[ S1E16 ]


Summary:

The Galileo, under Spock's command, crash-lands on a hostile planet. As the Enterprise races against time to find the shuttlecraft, Spock's strictly logical leadership clashes with the fear and resentment of his crew.

THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS

[ S1E17 ]


Summary:

A being that controls matter and creates planets wants to play with the Enterprise crew.

ARENA

[ S1E18 ]


Summary:

For bringing hostility into their solar system, a superior alien race brings Captain Kirk in mortal combat against the reptilian captain of an alien ship he was pursuing.

TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY

[ S1E19 ]


Summary:

The Enterprise is thrown back in time to 1960s Earth.

COURT MARTIAL

[ S1E20 ]


Summary:

Kirk draws a court martial in the negligent death of a crewman.

THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS

[ S1E21 ]


Summary:

Seeking the answer to a century-old mystery, Kirk and crew encounter a vacantly peaceful society under a 6000-year autocratic rule that kills all those it can't absorb.

SPACE SEED

[ S1E22 ]


Summary:

While on patrol in deep space, Captain Kirk and his crew find and revive a genetically engineered world conqueror and his compatriots from Earth's 20th century.

A TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON

[ S1E23 ]


Summary:

Kirk and Spock must save their ship's crew when they are declared all killed in action in a bizarre computer simulated war where the actual deaths must occur to continue.

THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

[ S1E24 ]


Summary:

The Enterprise investigates a planet whose colonists should be dead, but are not.

DEVIL IN THE DARK

[ S1E25 ]


Summary:

The Enterprise is sent to a mining colony that is being terrorized by a mysterious monster.

ERRAND OF MERCY

[ S1E26 ]


Summary:

With a war with Klingons raging, Kirk and Spock attempt to resist an occupation of a planet with incomprehensibly placid natives.

THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR

[ S1E27 ]


Summary:

Existence itself comes under threat from a man's power-struggle with his alternate self, with the Enterprise's strained dilithium crystals presenting his key to a final solution.

THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER

[ S1E28 ]


Summary:

When a temporarily insane Dr. McCoy accidentally changes history and destroys his time, Kirk and Spock follow him to prevent the disaster, but the price to do so is high.

OPERATION - ANNIHILATE!

[ S1E29 ]


Summary:

The Enterprise crew attempts to stop a plague of amoeba-like creatures from possessing human hosts and spreading throughout the galaxy.

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