"And how should I presume?"

The unsophisticated ramblings of an unenlightened twenty-something who hopes to, one day, change the world.


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y3y0:

Star Wars meets Star Trek

y3y0:

Star Wars meets Star Trek

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wingedkiare:

spicyshimmy:

what pop culture thinks jim kirk is like: doesn’t remember the names of the thousands of ladies he’s slept with; must have fathered a zillion abandoned kids; constantly hitting on the women; eternally bang bang shebanging; nonstop love machine; womanizing dongpile; smarmy flirtmaster; smoochy powerstud

what jim kirk is actually like: nerdy feminist quoting shakespeare who likes to play dress-up; turned on by strong, intelligent women and the way spock touches walls

 (brilliant tag by wienerlicious)

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orcses:

that one time Kirk and Bones argued about who was going to give a teenage boy The Talk while Spock laughed

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heatheerly:

spicyshimmy:

imagine jim and bones high fiving each other now and then and spock assuming they’re in an S&M relationship because they keep spanking each other’s hands

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prettyarbitrary:

I’m bored and thinking about it, so you know what was AMAZING about Khan in the original series?

Well I mean there’s the fact that he was a literal genetic superman who was also a POC, in the 1960s.  Which was kind of earth-shaking for TV of the time.

But aside from that, yanno, little issue, I was always impressed as hell with Khan as a character, and as a point of world-building, because he single-handedly served as a fulcrum for a huge important chunk of Earth’s history in Star Trek.

First, Khan wasn’t supposed to be just this ferocious alpha-male killing machine.  He was cool, too.  He was this highly cultured, well-read, well-spoken brilliant guy.  He paints!  And composes!  He offers up scintillating dinner conversation!  He talks philosophy!  (And captures the interest of Kirk and Spock, who both have a bit of an academic hard-on for Earth’s history; did you know that about Kirk?  He’s a history geek.)  And he gets the babes (gets a white babe, yet, which considering Star Trek also rolled out the first biracial kiss was also a big deal).  Khan is not only a monster; he’s a vastly accomplished, well-rounded leader and strategist.  THAT’S why he’s such an enormous threat.

And the other thing about Khan in the original show was Khan being precisely who and what he was was absolutely key for the Star Trek universe and its historical narrative. 

In the show, after Khan introduces himself (with his actual name, BTW, because 1: he’s got an ego that says there’s no doubt he’s still in the history books and 2: he’s got balls the size of a binary star system and fuck you, come at him IF YOU DARE), Spock does his research and then shares his findings. 

What Spock tells us is this (note that the movie just gives his name like it should mean something to the alternate universe cast and a new audience):

In the 1990s (yeah I know, perils of vintage sci-fi), most of the major powers of the world just couldn’t resist anymore and embarked on eugenics programs.  Everybody wanted their own superman.  But when they got them—bred to be smarter, faster, better, stronger, not to mention more ambitious and aggressive—the perfect humans didn’t see why anybody else should be ruling the world.  So they rose up and started taking over. It was World War III as the world was pummeled by warlord gangs of angry, self-absorbed Captain Americas, and the nations of the world scrambled desperately to contain the rising tide of bloodshed.

Even among the superhumans, some of them were particular rock stars.  In India, a man named Khan Noonien Singh rose to power. (The name suddenly makes sense!  And yes, he was Sikh, they actually got it right.)  While most other places were playing Lord of the Flies, in India Khan imposed order.  He and his fanatically loyal following of fellow superhumans conquered India and then imposed and maintained law.  He culled the population of the weakest genetics, began his own eugenics programs…  It was a brutal regime, but compared to the slaughterhouse that was the rest of the world, it was practically enlightened.  And he even got parts of his population to follow him.

And when the governments finally began to regain control, he was one of the last dictators to be brought down.  The smartest, the most organized, the most dangerous, the most capable of instilling love and loyalty in his followers.  When he was captured, he and his people were given a choice: they could be tried and probably executed for war crimes, or they could go into space on a sleeper colony ship, to drift until they came across another planet out there suitable for them to colonize.

They chose the latter, obviously.

And THEN, here’s the kicker, Khan and his fellow supermen were the reason the Federation formed.  In the wake of WWIII, the world’s governments were so shattered and traumatized that they finally united into a true world government.  They finally began to clean up their act.  And bringing themselves to that state of functionallity is the reason the Vulcans contacted them, and befriending the Vulcans was what got the two planets to get together and begin to organize the United Federation of Planets.

So Khan turns out to be a literal lynchpin in the building of this entire universe, and the fact that he was a POC was intrinsic to his story.  He was awesome, man.  What a piece of narrative engineering.

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spicyshimmy:

but what did vulcans think the first time they saw human kids playing pattycake? ‘dear surak they start early here’

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swingsetindecember:

weareallmedie:

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dr-archeville:

Yes, because Star Trek has never been about diversity…

yeah but shoehorning barely naked acrtesses in useless scenes is absolutely important for the plot flow

*headdesk* So I guess when he means this movie’s going to be more like TOS, he means more like TOS with the network’s ‘improvements’. GOOD TO KNOW.

Looks like Orlando Jones was a SMIDGE premature in defending this guy.

he’s ruining star trek

Well, fuck this guy.

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aconitum-trek:

Why is Dr M’Benga so very overlooked in the ranks of Star Trek characters? He was an awesome character, pretty much the only other doctor you’ll see on the Enterprise. He was only in two episodes but in those episodes he made his mark. After all, Grace Lee Whitney was only in 8. He was played by Booker Bradshaw, who sadly died at 62.

Dr M’Benga was awesome, assured, competent, steady. And he was the ship’s resident Vulcan expert. He should have been seen more often.

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anotherfallenchild:

Why the hell was Kirk climbing out of like a turbolift shafty(?) thing at the start of Amok Time? $10 says he was trying to avoid Bones

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like Bones has just come up the turbolift and is obviously SPECIFICALLY looking for Kirk. Kirk 100% climbed up an entire floor to avoid having a ‘personal conversation’ with Bones about Spock he was like actually power climbing away wow 

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Nice try Jimbo, didn’t work, Bones is gonna talk to you about Spock and probably ~feelings~ 

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I know that face, that’s the face I make when my Mom is asking me to talk about shit I don’t wanna talk about, it’s the ‘fucKIN WHAT DO U WANT’ face after she’s been yelling at me to talk to her for like 20 solid minutes. mhmm. 

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willidleaway:

To quote Palin et al.Every sperm is sacred, every sperm is great …

1969 and Star Trek gets the importance of contraception and bodily autonomy better than five Supreme Court Justices.

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imagine child spock hating going outside so once when amanda told him to "go get some fresh air" he returned to her from 30 sec. outside with a jam jar and said "mother, i have obtained the fresh air" and pretended to not have understood her command
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imagine-jim-bones-and-spock:

imagine amanda pursing her lips and trying very hard to control herself because for child ‘without emotions’ he gave a whole lot of lip

thebeautyinbeautiful:

thetrekkiehasthephonebox:

And that’s the story of how Nichelle Nichols stuck with Star Trek after the first season.

I’m not even a Trekkie and I’m legitimately crying here

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traincat:

These Vulcan family feuds are intense.

sicktodeathoflogic you need this in your life

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