seren_ccd (seren_ccd) wrote in het_reccers,

Fandom Manifesto - Star Trek (Reboot)

Fandom: Star Trek 2009 (Reboot)
Pairing: All of them! Christine Chapel/Leonard McCoy, Sarek/Amanda Grayson, Joanna McCoy/Jim Kirk, fem!Polina Chekov/Montgomery Scott, Gaila/Montgomery Scott, Christine Chapel/Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura/Spock, Janice Rand/Jim Kirk
Spoilers: For the 2009 film

Blurb: Oh, this fandom. On a purely personal note, I’d never truly participated in a fandom prior to this film coming out. Lurked? Yes. Written some fic? Sure. Participated in fic exchanges, ship wars, recced fics all over the shop, read compulsively anything and everything this fandom had to offer? NOT UNTIL THIS FANDOM.

The reboot of Star Trek really could have gone quite badly, and it is truly a credit to the actors, the casting and the cinematography that this movie did as well as it did. The Star Trek ‘verse is massive spanning decades and every kind of media you can think of. Therefore the writers have a fantastic amount of resources available to them. Which they use to the absolute best of their abilities. In fact, that is what I enjoyed so much about this fandom - the sheer amount of research and enthusiasm that was (and still is) put into the writing.

This film (like it’s predecessors and the tv show before it) has a phenomenal ensemble cast. There are some many dynamics to play with and the amount of possibly pairing permutations is a delight. I’ve attempted to rec some of those rare pairings that really shouldn’t work but DO as well as some ensemble fics that are just wonderful.

In conclusion, this particular fandom was a blast to be a part of (and still a part of: mccoy_chapel - Woo!) and I hope you enjoy the recs.

For your fic needs, check out the following comms:


Fic Rec #1: Five Times Montgomery Scott Had Less Than Big Brotherly Thoughts About Polina Chekov
Author: alicebluegown16
Pairing: fem!Polina Chekov/Montgomery Scott
Rating/Warning(s): Mature

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is just fun. Pure, unadulterated fun. Fem!Chekov is smart and sassy and Scotty is wonderfully out of his depth and enjoying every minute of it. I dare you not to giggle at this fic.

Fic Rec #2 Sandwich Love
Author: igrockspock
Pairing: Gaila/Montgomery Scott
Rating/Warning(s): PG

Why This Must Be Read: This is such a thoughtful fic. Of two people slowly coming together and those quiet moments when you realise that you want to do something for another person without expecting anything in return apart from the feeling of knowing you’ve done something kind. Also there are sandwiches.

Fic Rec #3: More Honored in the Breach
Author: penknife
Pairing: Amanda Grayson/Sarek
Rating/Warning(s): Mature

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is simply lovely. Sarek is wonderfully logical and yet bewildered in the best way. Amanda is in turns overwhelmed and in charge and the two characters come together and it just makes perfect sense.

Fic Rec #4: The Heavens Expand, The Stars Advance
Author: robanybody
Pairing: Christine Chapel/Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura/Spock, Jim Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Scotty/sandwiches, Chekov/hat
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is just amazing. It shows how the crew influences each other and all the possible connections both romantic and platonic. It makes you want to be onboard the Enterprise, if only to try Scotty’s sandwiches and see Chekov in his hat. Basically, I ship the whole ship together after this fic.

Fic Rec #5: Swashing, Maybe a Little Buckling
Author: eldritchhorrors
Pairing: Joanna McCoy/Jim Kirk
Rating/Warning(s): Mature

Why This Must Be Read: Jim Kirk isn’t the best pirate. But he’s definitely adorable. Joanna McCoy is the spitting image of her father in this and I couldn’t stop snickering the entire time I read this. It’s just a slice of hilarity and pure fun!

Fic Rec #6: A Highly Logical Cultural Practice
Author: anodyna
Pairing: Nyota Uhura/Spock

Why This Must Be Read: *sighs* This fic is simply lovely. Lovely and sweet and a little saucy. It also illustrates how much fun these two have with each other, which is a delight to see.

Fic Rec #7: Out of the dark
Author: anr
Pairing: Christine Chapel/Leonard McCoy
Rating/Warning(s): Mature

Why This Must Be Read: Confession time: this story was written for me for this year’s fic exchange, but I had to rec it. It’s thoughtful, fabulously written and just plain sensual and gorgeous. I love how these two come together; it feels utterly natural and perfect.

Fic Rec #8: the heat of summer sunshine
Author: mardia
Pairing: Christine Chapel/Leonard McCoy
Rating/Warning(s): Mature

Why This Must Be Read: Okay. I don’t know about y’all, but it’s been a miserable winter where I am. February was the month that would not end. This fic takes you away from all that. Hot, sensual, hot, sultry, hot, and did I mention hot? ‘Cause it is.

Fic Rec #9: nice day for a white wedding
Author: vega_writes
Pairing: Christine Chapel/Leonard McCoy
Rating/Warning(s): PG

Why This Must Be Read: Okay, this is slightly more gen than full on, but it's cute and sweet and I just love the way these two banter and play off of each other.

Fic Rec #10: Just another day at the office
Author: tobinfic
Pairing: Christine Chapel/Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura/Spock, Gaila/Montgomery Scott, Janice Rand/Jim Kirk
Rating/Warning(s): PG

Why This Must Be Read: I love this story it’s hilarious, has a Grand Vizier, the ladies kick butt and there are allusions to Janice Rand stapling a memo to Jim Kirk’s forehead. What more do you need in a fic?

*Mods, I'm afraid I need tags for Joanna McCoy/Jim Kirk and fem!Polina Chekov/Montgomery Scott
Tags: fandom: star trek (reboot), ship: amanda grayson/sarek, ship: christine chapel/hikaru sulu, ship: christine chapel/leonard mccoy, ship: gaila/montgomery scott, ship: genderbender, ship: janice rand/jim kirk, ship: joanna mccoy/jim kirk, ship: nyota uhura/spock, special: manifesto

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