phene-thyla-mine:

Chris Pine’s More Subtle Acting

This is what the script says regarding this scene:

                         PIKE
               Something I admired about
                your dad... he didn't believe in no-win
                scenarios.

                              KIRK
                He sure learned his lesson.

                               PIKE
                Depends on how you define winning.
                You're here, aren't you?
                        (off Kirk's look)
                That instinct to leap without looking--
                that was his nature, too. And in my
                opinion it's something Starfleet has
                lost. 

                              KIRK
                -- why are you talking to me?

                              PIKE
                Because I looked up your file while you were
                drooling on the floor. Your aptitude
                tests were off the charts-- so what is it?
                You like being the only Genius Level
                repeat-offender in the midwest?

Despite the bare-bones outline, I think Pine’s reactions here give a lot of depth to this scene.  The first gif is Kirk’s reaction to Pike saying “you’re here aren’t you?”  Now, Jim first thanks the barman for a drink, but then we see his reaction to Pike’s words — the incredulous raise of the eyebrows, the bitter smile, the sad resignation — and it’s clear that Jim doesn’t think him being here is a win for his father.  He doesn’t believe that his own life and what he’s made of it is worth his father’s sacrifice.

This is an aspect of Kirk’s personality that we see reinforced with the second gif — after Kirk asks why Pike is talking to him, Pike brings up Kirk’s off-the-charts aptitude and we see how quickly Jim sobers, the smile drops, and he looks to the side, unable to meet Pike’s eyes.  There’s a weight implied in that gaze that gives you some idea of the disappointments and failures Jim has dealt with.  His lack of self-worth and how he knows he is not living up to his potential.

Pine’s acting is really what brings all of this to life but it’s quite subtle — you can easily miss it if you’re not looking for it.  But it tells you a lot about Jim Kirk’s character — these moments of vulnerability where you realize how much the bravado is a front.  He’s an excellent actor, Mr. Pine, as he manages to convey this information in seconds, without words, just through his facial expressions.

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dooweeweeweeboo:

i love how we all pretend that star trek is such a serious and inspiring show

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My ten year old tutoring student asked me if I was a boy or a girl today. I told him “Neither” and he said, “What are you then?” I said, “What is someone if they aren’t a boy or a girl?” and he said, “I dunno. Probably immortal.”

Well. I’ll take it.

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theyellowbrickroad:

all of my plans for the future start out with “when i get rich”

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data2364:

here are many great pics with Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes @ Dallas Comic Con this weekend
http://data2364.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/bilder-von-der-dallas-comic-con/

data2364:

here are many great pics with Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes @ Dallas Comic Con this weekend

http://data2364.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/bilder-von-der-dallas-comic-con/

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"anna ur so cold." hans throws anna in the fire. "that will warm u up"

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dxmndelion:

how much would it cost to buy fall out boy

Probably more than you bargained for.

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babies dont deserve clear skin they dont even go to school

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sixpenceee:

remember this? folding U.S dollars in a similar pattern portrayed pictures of the 9/11 twin towers attack. 
coincidence? a hidden prophecy? conspiracy? people looking into it too much?


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sixpenceee:

sixpenceee:

remember this? folding U.S dollars in a similar pattern portrayed pictures of the 9/11 twin towers attack. 

coincidence? a hidden prophecy? conspiracy? people looking into it too much?

meanwhile in Europe

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studies show that the solution to literally every single case of “i swear ive seen that actor before but i absolutely cannot think of where” is that they were on an episode of law & order 5 years ago

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