Best Trek romances:
James Kirk & Edith Keeler (TOS). I first saw this in the 80s and didn't believe that this Joan Collins was the same Joan Collins who starred in Dynasty. Amazing what a few decades (and lots of shoulder pads) will do for a woman. One of only a few women out of THOUSANDS who tamed Kirk's heart and loins. Till she dies.
Picard and Kamala (TNG). I'm a feminist. I should not like Kamala whose empathic abilities made her an empty shell that adopts the personality of any man in her presence, but I do.
Kira and Bashir (DS9). They were only a couple in one episode and only because of a viral infection, but it's a fun episode in part because they were an off-screen couple.
Chakotay and Seven of Nine (VOY). This was not a fan favourite because it was "sprung" on the audience suddenly in the final season. Personally, I was just glad they gave Robert Beltran SOMETHING to do after two seasons being the starship equivalent of Gunther on Friends.
Miles and Keiko O'Brien (TNG & DS9). An accurate rendering of a marriage in any century.
Picard and Vash (TNG). She was an intergalactic Indiana Jones who left Picard for Q. She was the anti-Beverley Crusher. That alone is reason enough to like her.
(Check out Picard's barely concealed Horga'hn -- ooh la la)
T'Pol and Tripp (ENT). One of the few things I liked about this series.
Torres and Paris (VOY). A much better pairing than Paris with the drippy, elfin Kes.
Jennifer and Benjamin Sisko (DS9). Her death made Benjamin treat Picard like an asshole, but I'm willing to let it slide because she was a strong, clever broad.
And my least favourite couples on Star Trek:
Kirk and Miramanee (TOS). Stranded on a planet, an amnesiac Kirk literally "goes native" and weds and impregnates a woman. She conveniently dies at the end of the episode. Phew.
Beverly Crusher and Captain Picard (TNG). He belongs with ME. I mean, Vash.
Kes and Neelix (VOY). Kes' species had a life span of seven years. This minor detail tied the hands of the writers because there was this faint hint of pedophilia about her romance with Neelix.
Jadzia and Worf (DS9). I liked Jadzia. I liked Worf. But I am not a particular fan of Klingon culture nor do I like hearing people discuss their feeeeeeeeeeelings -- both of these were in abundance during Jadzia and Worf episodes
Seska and Chakotay (VOY). After she ran off with Kazon, Seska kidnapped and sedated Chakotay then "stole his DNA" to impregnate herself. Evidently the audience was suppose to know this meant "procured his sperm" and we were not meant to dwell on the particulars. But I could not help myself. Still can't.
Spock and Uhura (Movie XI). Other than shock value this really didn't interest me.
Kira and Odo (DS9). I'm going to assume a shape-shifter who can not form a nose properly would have problems accurately creating other appendages. Hence: creeeeeeeeeeeeepy.
Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!
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By the way, Horga'hns do not come cheap. One sold at Christie's Auction House for $12, 000!