To be honest, I think her character was underused in TOS. I know that they had their reasons for getting rid of her after eight episodes, but it's not the 1960s any more and if the franchise as a whole can be rebooted, why not Rand?
The naval rating of Yeoman is a specific one given to clerical and administrative assistants, and that's how I see my Rand. She's not there to bring Kirk coffee or fetch his lunch, but to organise the day-to-day administrative burden that the average starship captain must be groaning under. My Rand isn't simpering or moonstruck, she's a professional that just happens to be working for a ridiculously handsome man.
The whole idea of forbidden romance is very tantalising, and TOS showed that both Rand and Kirk knew that there could never be a relationship between them because of who they were and the jobs they did. I want to explore that in the reboot, although TOS fics, art and mixes are all very welcome indeed.
Angst, romance, schmoop, crack - it's all welcomed here. Drop by and say hello, rec us something awesome, spam us with pics of your nu!Rand, discuss the episodes that Rand appeared in, tell a dirty joke - it's all good here!
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