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The trick is to look at Riker’s face in the bottom left corner.


The trick is to look at Riker’s face in the bottom left corner.


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My ritual June post.


[Are these from The Object of My Affection?]

no that’s Jeffrey. Starts at 1:25.

In googling this I came across an interview he did at the time of Jeffrey's release (1995). A highlight:

I felt that the writers and producers [of Star Trek TNG] could not escape from their own essential rigidity in their attitudes to women. They were continually featured as sexual objects, as softer, weaker, and therefore - it always seemed to me—second-class individuals. And because I believed and still do that the show represents what our underlying philosophies are, it doubly irritated me that in that area I thought we were failing.

There is a kind of boys’ club about Star Trek, do you understand? It’s in the air all around the show, in the producers, in the front office, in the writers’ building. Our actresses were not finding sympathetic ears for the things they had to say, and I think at times they simply got exhausted by the battle.

[Homosexuality] was singularly absent from the show. Given what growth and advancement have been made in the past 20 years - even in the most rigid male bastions like the military—one would have thought that Star Trek would be the ideal environment for projecting oneself 400 years forward and saying, “All right, this has happened in 20 years; what might we have achieved in 400 years?”

this man is SO GREAT

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This is the one where Troi gets pregnant. How? Well, when a tiny beam of sperm-shaped light and a woman love each other very, very much:


"Dat ass" - this lightsperm

…the lightsperm travels into any nearby spaceship and impregnates a half-human, half-Betazoid woman…somehow. It’s never made THAT clear how this works. And you know why?


"Special" my ass

Because this is the new ship’s doctor!!! Uggggghhhhh.


I’m Feather Mullet and I’m here to say / I’m super stupid in a stupid way

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Strong contender for Worst TNG Episode in a writer-strike-shortened season of very poor episodes. How short? The finale was a clip show.

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the first two seasons explained in one picture

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there are a lot of cool women characters on Star Trek Deep Space Nine:

Kira, very cool, blew up a lot of Cardassians, fought for freedom and liberty but killed a lot of people, kinda questionable, basically The United States of the star trek franchise


Jazia, yes great, extremely bland…

you forgot that time Keiko gave birth in a space bar with no one but a noob Klingon for help

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"'Just because I got an Emmy nomination doesn't mean the lives of trans people aren't in peril every day.'"


— Laverne Cox  (via albinwonderland)

never forget: progress doesn’t mean it’s over.

getting better doesn’t mean things are A-OK

there will never be a Star Trek history moment where we congratulate ourselves for eliminating racism, sexism, homophobia, you name it.

society’s problems will outlive you

so don’t stop

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i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).

We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.

When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.

They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.

In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.

In conclusion: this is awesome.

Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.

this also reminds me of the people in 1995 on newsgroups questioning the existence of a black Vulcan. An entire race of alien beings who look JUST LIKE HUMANS with pointy ears was plausible, but a pointy-eared black man “didn’t make sense”

Seriously, I saw entire threads “debating” whether evolution on two different planets could produce black people.



I know we’re a TNG blog but this made me laugh and I’m sure many of you will enjoy this. I look forward to the day when we start assessing DS9 fashions. BUT FIRST WE MUST FINISH TNG. 

h/t to my girl Leanna!

I don’t know WHY this is but I am happy it is.

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"We bet you never saw this one coming. IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios are joining forces to present the crossover comic book event of the year: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes

Well, well, well. This actually makes a lot of sense and I’m surprised I haven’t already written fanfiction about this a hundred times before.

This is one of the greatest days of my life.

Nerd question: does the Prime Directive apply to non-human Earthlings?

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