Friday, April 24, 2009

New vid: Kirk/Spock: The Marriage of True Minds (Shakespeare Sonnet 116)

Three weeks before the new movie opens, it seems behoovy to to remember that love survives time, alterations, and even near doom (even if this movie's dreadful, it won't be the first failed Star Trek film). The poem's by Shakespeare, the music is Bach's Cello Suite No. 1, Prelude; and, as always, a huge thanks to for the screencaps.
I didn't set out to specialize in poetry-set-to-Star-Trek slide shows, but I seem to have. Pretty soon you could teach high school English with my vids!
(I also didn't know until a couple days later that April 23 is considered Shakespeare's birthday.)

So, here's the lastest Kirk/Spock: The Marriage of True Minds (click to watch on youTube site). 1 min. 42 sec.

Sonnet CXVI

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
Is is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error, and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

--William Shakespeare

This one's for bink, for staying with me in the hospital, among other things.


Bookworm said...


Jennifer said...

That really is wonderful--the reflections on age and mortality and rebirth in new form (narratively and fictionally) really worked for me.

I would feel sorry for Spock at the end, but his Captain's impish grin suggests he's teasing a bit. :)

fresca said...

Thanks, Hannah!

And thanks, Jen, for seeing the our love (or "marriage" to) Mind as expressed in story as well in person!

Yeah, Kirk loves his ship truly, but that's not all.... : )

deanna said...

How appropriately done, every frame. You and St. Pez are gifts to Star Trek-dom. :o)

fresca said...

Thanks, Deanna. (I will never see Pez the same again)