We met "Kelinda" and the other Kelvans in By Any Other Name. Although she registered on the tricorder as a perfect human being, she actually was a hundred-tentacled creature from outside our galaxy who had temporarily assumed human form.
Spock melded with Kelinda at a distance while she was standing guard, and he managed in that manner to convince her to open the cell and come in.
Kirk next knocked Kelinda out with a karate chop to the neck. She recovered almost immediately.
Later, after the Kelvans had succeeded in taking over Kirk's ship, Kirk plotted with Scott, Spock, and McCoy to exploit the Kelvans unfamiliarity with human sensations and weaknesses. Kirk's contribution was to seek out Kelinda, and to try to seduce her.
It's made quite explicit that Kirk had a totally non-erotic ulterior motive before he ever went to work on this "gal". Kirk is obviously not genuinely erotically interested in Kelinda.
Kirk's seductive techniques are interesting to note. He apologized to Kelinda, then kissed her boo-boo. When she questioned the value of that kiss, he gave her a better one - right on the "lips"!
(NOTE: Those are not real lips, and Kirk knows it as he does this...)
Kelinda: "Is there some significance to this action?"
Kirk: "Well... among humans it's supposed to express warmth, and love."
Kelinda: "Oh. You are trying to seduce me!"
Kirk is stunned. Next thing you know, Kelinda grabs Kirk by the face and plants a big, deep, wet one on HIM! Within seconds, the tables have turned and Kelinda has taken command of the action. Hey, hey, Kelinda! You GO GIRL! It looks for all the world as if she intends to turn his own weapon on him, which - all things considered - is pretty smart!
That is, it would be smart if Kirk was susceptible, but he's obviously not.
In any case, Kelinda's attitude was that humans posed no threat, so she didn't see why she shouldn't do as she pleased with them. Her commander, Rojan, differed with her on that point.
Rojan confronted Kelinda about her interest in Kirk, and forbade her to fraternize with any humans, particularly with Kirk. Her first question was:
"Have you given this order to the others?"
Very nice, the way she wondered about a possible double standard.
When Rojan grabbed her in an intimidating way and said, "You will do as I say!", she looked at him like he was INSANE, but she didn't manifest any fear of him. Apparently the idea of male domination of females was a completely alien idea to her.
She demonstrated defiance and indifference to Rojan's "authority" by seeking Kirk out for more "apologies". Heh, heh!
(You GO GIRL!)
At the end, Kelinda admitted that, although she found Kirk to be "interesting", she preferred Rojan. After all, it was Rojan, not Kirk, that really cared about her.
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