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Starfleet Captain Jack Aubrey



Reposting to a version I'm actually happy with. Whoo.

Anyway! Obviously based on this ST:TOS photo.

Jack = Kirk
Stephen = McCoy
Killick = Spock
Diana = Uhura
Sophie = Chapel
Mowett = Chekov
Pullings = Sulu
Bonden = Scotty

I agonised over who Stephen would be: Spock or McCoy. In the end I made him McCoy because in the picture McCoy stands closer to Jim. *cough* That and really, I guess he has always been more of a Bones than a Spock anyway.

I have no excuse for Killick!Spock.

You know, the more I think about the similarities between Jack and Kirk, the more I think O'Brian must have been a Trekkie. I've also come to realise that one of the reasons I may be so instantly drawn to Kirk is because he is essentially a frigate captain (*snerk* how appropriate of Tom Wareham to call frigate captains 'Star Captains'.)
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August 19 marked the birthday of Gene Roddenberry, who was one of the greatest fans/admirers of Horatio Hornblower, i.e. the literary predecessor of Jack.

As you might all know, Star Trek also celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Hornblower’s extensive presence in and influence on the world of Star Trek is the subject of a number of forthcoming scholarly publications:

* Rabitsch, Stefan. "‘And yet, everything we do is usually based on the English’: Sailing the mare incognitum of Star Trek’s transatlantic double consciousness with Horatio Hornblower." Science Fiction Film & Television Vol 9.2. (Sept 2016)

* Rabitsch, Stefan. Star Trek’s secret British history: Setting sail in space with Horatio Hornblower, RN (early 2017)…

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