James Kirk

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William Shatner as James Kirk

Captain James Tiberius Kirk is a human character in the Star Trek franchise. He was played by William Shatner in Star Trek: The Original Series and by Chris Pine in the reboot series.

Simon Pegg, the co-writer of Star Trek: Beyond, has described Kirk as a "pansexual fun seeker"[1] and he is portrayed as a womanizer in both the original and reboot series. However, Kirk is also a popular subject of slash fanworks due to his close relationship with Spock. The non-canon slash ship Kirk/Spock is one of the earliest ships known to inspire slash fanfiction, fanart, and other fanworks, and the term "slash" itself originated with Kirk/Spock shippers seeking to differentiate between fanworks that portrayed the pair as being in a romantic or sexual relationship and those that depicted their friendship as platonic. Kirk/McCoy is also an extremely popular slash ship, particularly among fans of the reboot series.

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  1. http://simonpegg.net/2016/07/11/a-word-about-canon/

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