Welcome to the kick-off of Nerd•ily’s Star Trek Extravaganza!! All month long, we’re going to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise, and I for one am thrilled to share with you all of the amazing things that are in store.
To kick things off, I have something a little different for you all. Strap in, because there’s no turning back now.
I love Star Trek, but you all knew that. Sometimes, though, the love needs to be spread around. After all, there are men in Star Trek. Attractive men. Since we’re celebrating the franchise’s 50th anniversary, I thought it would be fun to incorporate the celebration with a fun prompt created by blog buddy, Dina Farmer! Dina has been doing a series where she admits fandom-based guilty pleasures, which she calls Guilty Confessions. She reached out to the community a while back and invited all of us to participate. How could I say no? But, for some time, I could not figure out what to write about. I’m pretty open with my fandom-based passions. However, I dug deep into my soul, and pull out something truly cringe-worthy. So, I’m going to do something mildly embarrassing, and confess who—and what—I found attractive in the Star Trek universe. Brace yourselves for the ultimate cringe.
Commander William T. Riker
Okay, this one is a given. Who could resist the charms of Commander Riker? Though I prefer the non-bearded Riker, his charm and charisma are infectious.
Not only is Riker a Starfleet officer, he is also an accomplished musician (totes irresist) and an Alaskan (rugged, I guess?). On top of that, he can kick ass and cook. Take me now.
I was charmed by Will Riker when I first started watching The Next Generation, and I think he helped keep my interest in the series. Him and Data, but I’m not attracted to Data in any romantic sense. Though I don’t have an attraction to Riker anymore, I’m still fond of him as a character.
Zachary Quinto’s Spock
I guess this one is also pretty obvious, because, I mean, come on. Not that I don’t appreciate Leonard Nimoy, or his iridescent eyeshadow, but Quinto’s Spock is confident and reserved. He’s also, of course, logical, and not nearly as brash as Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk. Quinto’s Spock is also a bit mysterious, making me curious to learn more about the character.
Khan (both iterations)
You’d be a damn, dirty liar if you said you weren’t attracted to Khan. A damn, dirty liar. While Ricardo Mantolban’s fake chest plate is weirdly hot, Benedict Cumberbatch is a sleek and sexy incarnation of the character. To be honest, I prefer the Cumberbatch version more than Montalban, but I gladly appreciate both.
But damn, Cumber-Khan crying in the holding cell. Be still, my beating heart.
Lt. Commander Worf
Okay, now it’s going to start getting weird. Worf is attractive to me not necessarily in a physical sense, but in his demeanor. Butt heads don’t get me going. He’s stoic—a warrior by birth—and obsessed with honor. He’s also intelligent. I also like that, though he’s a warrior, he keeps himself calm under tight situations. During the time at the end of TNG‘s run when he and Deanna had a thing going on, a softer side of him was shown, and I think that’s what won me over. It’s this demeanor that makes him attractive. I need to make it clear, though, that this was a passing attraction. This one did not hold. But, I must say, he does have some luscious locks.
This is, perhaps, the most embarrassing admission in this Gulity Confession. But I warned you that it would be bizarre.
So, at one point in my life, certain Cardassian men were attractive to me. There were only a few because most of them are hideously reptilian. The ones who were attractive to me were more slender than others, with necks that aren’t so wide (if you know the race well, you’ll know that they can have grotesquely thick necks). The whole Cardassian race is really fascinating to me, but for some reason, some of them piqued my interest. Don’t ask me why, because I’m not sure myself. I think the one that did it for me was a Cardassian double agent, who was trying to bring peace between his people and the Federation. Otherwise, they’re pretty ruthless and militaristic.
Now that you know my weird guilty confession, what did you think? Are you horrified, or grossed out? Well, what’s done is done, so I hope you found some sort of enjoyment in it. Let me know in the comments below! Now that this is done, I’m going to hide myself in shame.
If you (somehow) enjoyed this post, be on the lookout for more amazing content for the rest of the month! We’re going to keep on celebrating Star Trek here on Nerd•ily! Also, don’t forget to check out Dina’s guilty confessions over on her site!
Life was meant to be lived nerdily, so what are you waiting for?