I hang my head in shame.
See - John reads my post, below. And then, in a certain 'uh... aren't you forgetting something important...?' kind of tone says "What - no Captain Kirk?"
"DEAR YE GODS!! The one that started it all!!" I cried out, mortified. And so hereby make amends:
Three words: James Tiberius Kirk. More specifically - James Tiberius Kirk in the episode "Shore Leave". You know - the one that takes place on that wacky robot planet where Kirk's getting soundly, repeatedly, gloriously thrashed by a simulacrum of his past nemesis, Starfleet Academy upper classmate bully-boy Finnigan? Yeah! That's the one!...
The ripped shirt. The dusty trousers. The touseled hair. The trickle of bright blood welling at the corner of his mouth. The crazy Irish fightin' music... and the nuclear-powered gleam in Jim Kirk's eyes throughout.
I was (reeeally) young when I first saw this episode. I was (reeeally) impressionable. Well, mission accomplished Jimmy Boy! As you can see from the post below, I was impressed upon. Mightily. And now, well, I DO so like my heros Finnigan'ed.
(Of course, as Adrienne so very rightly pointed out in her response to the below, I also like 'em funny. There's nothing beats a funny hero. Unless, of course, something beats a funny hero. Then it's just double-plus good!!)
And let's face it. This stuff is, ultimately, just SOOO much fun to write!
Speaking of which... I think I'll go do some of that right about now.
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