Everybody’s bi in the future: Constructing sexuality in the Star Trek Reboot fandom | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2046-6692
  • E-ISSN: 2046-6706



Star Trek fandom is well known as the cradle of slash fiction, particularly Kirk/Spock (K/S) or fiction focusing on the romance between Kirk and Spock. The 2009 film that rebooted the franchise likewise rebooted its fandom, creating several factions in response to the newly canonical Spock/Uhura romance. This article overviews the history of Star Trek slash and investigates how the introduction of Reboot pairings in fandom takes on historic resonances, rewrites historic characterizations and introduces new genres and tropes into the fan writing of this franchise.


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  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): fan history; fanfiction; genre; media fandom; slash; Star Trek
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