When Spock asks Edith Keeler where she thinks they belong, she answers: “You? At his side, as if you’ve always been there and always will.” Her prediction proves to be entirely true, and this line remains one of the most important comments made about Kirk and Spock’s relationship. Even someone unfamiliar with the original series can tell as much; in the 2009 Star Trek film the first thing Spock Prime (or Old Spock, if you prefer) asks Kirk is, “How did you find me?”, implying that it’s what Kirk would always do—look for him, even in another universe. [x]