People are mostly people

Oct 21

imagineyourotp:

Imagine your OTP completely seriously discussing the results of their latest collaborative scientific experiments during sex. Half-minded, analytic conversation proceeds with great effort, while, erratically, and hilariously, interrupted by sensual moans.

Oct 21

Terry Farrell on being cast as Jadzia Dax

Oct 21
anachronizomai:

this picture is what inspired me to try on the one dress I own
it is too short to gird up properly, however

anachronizomai:

this picture is what inspired me to try on the one dress I own

it is too short to gird up properly, however

Oct 21
Oct 21

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Nichols felt the character of Uhura had been underappreciated [in Season 1]. In an article for the July 15, 1967 issue of TV Guide, entitled, ‘Let Me Off at the Next Planet,’ she complained, ‘My problem is being a black woman on top of being a woman.” Elsewhere in the article, she said, ‘The producers admit being very foolish and very lax in the way they’ve used me — or not used me.’

In her book, Beyond Uhura, Nichols told how she was denied respect. Case in point: she recalled discovering that someone in the Desilu mailroom had stopped the delivery of the bulk of her mail. Two workers from the department confided to the actress that most of her mail was being held back and told her, ‘Yours is the only fan mail that matches Shatner and Nimoy’s.’

'Days later I saw for myself the boxes and bags of mail from all over the country, from adults and children, all colours, all races,' wrote Nichols for her memoir. 'To say I was stunned does not even begin to convey how I felt. It was 'just' fan mail, but to those who had ensured that I worked without a contract, who seemed at every turn to remind me that I was dispensable, this was the ultimate humiliation.' (127-2).

From These are the Voyages - TOS Season 2 by Marc Cushman with Susan Osborn.

Cushman also cites an interview Nichols did where she argued NBC was partly responsible for her not having more to do, since they were afraid southern network affiliates would drop the show. Cushman then somewhat calls Nichols’ observations into question, saying, “It could be argued that Nichols was stereotyping NBC the same way she felt NBC was stereotyping her.”

He cites Herb Solow and Bob Justman’s book Inside Star Trek, in which Solow wrote that no one at NBC cared about Nichols’ race and stated: “NBC executives…were unanimous in their desire to feature and protect all minorities, including women.”

I don’t have any way of knowing what really happened in every back room at Desilu and NBC, but I’m inclined to believe that Nichols, as the only woman of colour involved, was more likely to notice and appreciate the meaning of microaggressions and other racial tension. Also worth noting Nichols has a reputation as someone who does not take airing dirty laundry lightly.

I definitely wish Solow hadn’t been given the last word on this.

(via trekkiefeminist)

Don’t let Nichelle Nichols’s badassery be forgotten.

(via thetrekkiehasthephonebox)

Oct 21
elvisomar:

The three-in-one Doctor. David Bradley, William Hartnell, and Richard Hurndall as the First Doctor.

elvisomar:

The three-in-one Doctor.
David Bradley, William Hartnell, and Richard Hurndall as the First Doctor.

Oct 21

threespooky4you:

lustrouslights:

I don’t understand why people feel the need to give robots gender ??????? seriously their gender is 

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why did i think this would be anything else

Oct 21

lirchildofworf:

I’ll be seeing you
In every lovely summer’s day
In everything that’s light and gay
I’ll always think of you that way

I’ll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I’ll be looking at the moon
But I’ll be seeing you (x)

AU WHERE JAKES A WAR CORRESPONDENT IN PARIS WHO WRITES UNDER A PSEUDONYM, KIRA’S A RESISTANCE FIGHTER, AND ZIYAL’S A GERMAN BORN FRENCH GIRL 

the photos i drew over x  x

Oct 21

What’s this? Oh, just Sarah Jane selling some apples to the Phantom of the Opera.

Oct 21

jazuthevulcanprincess:

hotgrunkle:

kaelio:

Have you ever seen something completely baffling but also technically excellent? I can’t believe how well this person edited Jane into Treasure Planet so she and Captain Amelia could fight the bad guy from Osmosis Jones. “Man,” I say to myself, “I could never make this bizarre music video about beloved animated characters becoming ghosts.”

What the fuck

I ship this now