So I watched "The Trouble with Tribbles", in which Captain Kirk is a total bitch to everyone and nobody calls him on it. Seriously, I don't think there was any reason to be such a jerk to that guy who was worried about the grain. Just because you don't like grain doesn't mean that it's not important.
I liked how Scotty totally bruised Kirk's ego without even realizing it.
Kirk: Dude. I told you not to get into any fights! What the hell?
Scotty: Sir! They insulted us!
Kirk: Oh my God, are you five? What did they say that was so bad?
Scotty: Well, they went on about how you were a great big jerky tyrant.
Kirk: So you were defending my honor? Unnecessary, but cool...
Scotty: Please. If we went punching someone every time someone thought you were a jerk, we'd be at war with half the galaxy. Get over yourself.
Scotty: Anyway! They totally dissed
my girlfriend The Enterprise. That was, like, the least cool thing ever!
Kirk: I hate you all.
Anyway, that was awesome. But you know what was really awesome? McCoy said the word "bisexual". AND IT WAS AWESOME. Shut up, I take my pleasures where I can.
And Spock was all "Tribbles are illogical and adorable and I shall love it and pet it and... stop looking at me like that". Only, you know, more Vulcan-y.
And then there were a bunch of dead tribbles and I was sad :(. And I bet Spock was, too. He was totally crying. On the inside.
I wonder what emo poetry looks like when Vulcans write it?
And Captain Kirk saves the day! And, I presume, isn't dragged in front of an ethics board or something. Even though I think transporting all the tribbles on to the Klingon ship counts as either terrorism or cruelty to animals. Or something.
And then I saw the Deep Space 9 episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" and I remembered how much I like DS9 (haters can go do rude things to themselves).
In this episode they acknowledge that Klingons have changed since the original series. Worf doesn't want to talk about it. Do you want to mess with Worf? No, you do not.
And Bashir was all "I'm a doctor, not an historian!" and I was all "I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE". And then Bashir wanted to go sex up his grandmother, in case of predestination paradox and I was all "Dear Julian, 1) That's creepy, stop it, 2) are you saying your grandma puts out after the first date? 3) does this mean that unplanned pregnancy still exists in the future? and 4) Dude, that's creepy, stop it."
And it was a cool episode because, look!, there's the original TOS episode and, there!, in the background is the DS9 cast geeking out because they're in the same room as Captain Kirk.
However, the best bit of the episode was finding out that Dr McCoy once had a one night stand with an alien in college~ And 200 years later she still remembers him~ She could tell he was going to become a doctor. He had the hands of a surgeon~
I also watched the animated TOS episode "More Tribbles, More Troubles". I never wish to speak of it again.