Over at our favorite pop culture journal Hilobrow, there is a recently-completed collection of fascinating short essays called "Kirk Your Enthusiasm." Each essay focuses on one memorable scene featuring Captain Kirk, whether in the original series, the animated series, or the films (including an essay by yours truly about the Kirk/Spock smackdown in the JJ Abrams movie). Whether you love Kirk or feel passionately ambivalent about him, you need to check out these essays.

Here's the table of contents, just to whet your appetite (read them all here):

Justice or vengeance? by DAFNA PLEBAN

Kirk teaches his drill thrall to kiss by MARK KINGWELL


"No kill I" by STEPHEN BURT

Kirk browbeats NOMAD by GREG ROWLAND

Kirk's eulogy for Spock by ZACK HANDLEN

The joke is on Kirk by PEGGY NELSON

Kirk vs. Decker by KEVIN CHURCH

Good Kirk vs. Evil Kirk by ENRIQUE RAMIREZ

Captain Camelot by ADAM MCGOVERN

Koon-ut-kal-if-fee by FLOURISH KLINK

Federation exceptionalism by DAVID SMAY

Wizard fight by AMANDA LAPERGOLA

A million things you can't have by STEVE SCHNEIDER

Debating in a vacuum by JOSHUA GLENN

Klingon diplomacy by KELLY JEAN FITZSIMMONS

"We… the PEOPLE" by TRAV S.D.

Brinksmanship on the brink by MATTHEW BATTLES

Captain Smirk by ANNIE NOCENTI

Sisko meets Kirk by IAN W. HILL

Noninterference policy by GABBY NICASIO

Kirk's countdown by PETER BEBERGAL

Kirk's ghost by MATT GLASER

Watching Kirk vs. Gorn by JOE ALTERIO

How Spock wins by ANNALEE NEWITZ

Go check them out!