So I'm reading ST stories this morning, trying to get into the Star Trek original series mood of things so I can finally *figure out how I'm going to write the rest of this #$%^#%&* damn story I have to write*....and I read this:
<<"Human, what is thy desire?"
"I come to service my T'hy'la."
A pause, then, "Doest thee knowest the meaning of thy words?"
"Hast thee knowledge of Pon Farr?"
Once more a pause, then, "Spock of Vulcan, doest thee accept the service offered by this human?"
"I have seen the truth in his mind, heart and soul."
Once more the bells sounded, there was movement in the darkness, and then all was silence.
The silver flames radiated out until they enveloped each man. Finally, after what seemed an eternity, the unseen voice spoke. "I also sense thy truths. Thee may proceed."
Still enveloped in the flames, Kirk closed the distance between them, removing his robe as he moved, revealing his rube body. "I yield all I am to thee," he intoned, then reached out and embraced the Vulcan. >>
Yes, I can ignore the overdone dramatics, the heavy-handed theatrics of the overall phrasing in the story, okay....but I can't ignore the rube body!!!
So, Kirk's body is "uninterested in culture or learning". Okay, given his sexual tendencies, I can buy that. So his body is a yokel, a hick, an unsophisticated country person. Well...maybe from a Vulcan's perspective, for all I know.
What's that you say? It's a typo, should have been nude body? OH, I say. Huh.
Frankly, I kind of liked the rube body. Gave a little comedic relief to the rest of the writing.