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Yep, this is pretty much how it went down, if my memory serves me.
This says a lot about Star Trek in general.Source: fellcorbie
Friend of the Blog Deborah shares this valuable guide to hair fashion. So before anyone heads out tonight on their hot date, make sure you take a look in the mirror. You wouldn’t want to accidentally send the wrong signal.
Unless you’re a leader. Then you just know.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, NOBODY!
TNG haircuts: A haircut can turn from an X into a Y. - Imgur
Genuinely surprised there’s no beard jokes here.Source: sttngfashion
For years, Super Drama TV has aired Star Trek reruns in Japan. It’s been a real godsend for me, as most of the time the episodes aired at 6PM - prime dinner viewing. For a time there were two Trek episodes back-to-back, an embarrassment of televised riches for a nerd like me.
Super Drama recently finished airing Enterprise and, for the time being, has no Star Trek shows on the schedule. This made me sad, so I went searching through their website in the hopes of finding an indication of when Trek would return to the air. Imagine my surprise when I found a list of the supposed “best episodes” along with other rankings chosen by fans.
Long story short: Japanese fans love pilots and finales NO MATTER WHAT.
Enough of you guys have sent this to us that at this point we would be remiss not to post it. Highlights include:
0:54-0:58: Brent Spiner jizzes in his pants
2:09: see above
2:23: ARE THEY GONNA KISS?
2:35: Deanna’s hair, no further comment necessary
2:38: why is Yar back onscreen and is she going to murder us
3:20: DAT HAIR
3:41: Yayyyyyy, soul glo guy!
3:45: A LADY Geordi?!
3:51: THAT IS LITERALLY A BANANA CLIP
4:05: THUMBS UP for that yellow houndstooth sweater
4:49: presh. So presh in those pleated khakis.
5:22-5:27: best 5 seconds of all time
6:07: why are the hair and makeup guys, like, someone’s weird uncle
6:15: oh you.
Thank you Naomi, Chris, Andrea, Sarah, and everyone else who slung this our way.
In no particular order:
Clips like this tell me that even the greatest television shows were only a handful of terrible decisions away from becoming the worst television shows.Source: sttngfashion
As you may or may not have noticed, we don’t do these episodes in any particular order. Sometimes we’ll be particularly intrigued by a description on Netflix (or in the old days, surfthechannel), or sometimes someone will give us a hot tip. Our plan is still to do every episode, so if we haven’t…
The adventures of Benjamin Sisko, Kira Nerys and the rest of the Deep Space Nine crew began 20 years ago today.
Cheers to everyone who worked on either side of the camera on this, the finest Star Trek show yet created.
Bill didn’t mention it, but that image is available for sale at his personal online store. Go, buy it. Or something else. Just give him money.Source: mudron
MARINA SIRTIS: Well, you have to remember that we were shooting a show about the 24th century in the 20th century, so you have to bear that in mind. My thing was because to be honest, I don’t know about Gates’ experience with the producers, but I never got an acting note—ever. I would get a call from the producer, “Did you change your lipstick? Did you do something different with your hair?” For “The Boys” in the office it was all about how I look, I knew that from the get-go. So being that as I am very “woman’s libby” as we used to call it in my day, I wanted to portray that you could be an attractive woman and still be a strong person. So for me it was really important that there was someone in the position of power and authority and obviously respect who also cared about her appearance. Because that is me—that’s me, I care about my appearance, but I also care more about society, politics and the world, so I don’t think the two are exclusive, and that’s what I wanted to show.
GATES McFADDEN: Um, I just basically wanted to look good… Actually, as most of you probably know I got let go because I was a feminist. So, second season I wasn’t there because I disagreed with the writer, I felt he was writing the character of Crusher—I had said to him, “I raised this kid on my own; he might be obnoxious about it, but he has saved the ship about 6 times. And there has to be some of those genes that are Beverly Crushers, so why is it every time anything with any wisdom is said it’s a male character who talks to him.” And it’s only me that is only about the mother, which believe me mothering is like that’s number one, just love him—no problem with that. Because I thought that had not been really portrayed on a TV show. I have a son and we have whole other disconnect sometimes where it’s just talking about things, and it’s not to do with, “oh you’re a mom, and you’re my son.” Basically we disagreed, I was asked to you know, go, I certainly did it, and I wasn’t trying to be strident. I was used to working in theatre departments where everybody respected everybody and you basically did talk about things. You can talk about script things that didn’t mean you were going to get your way. It’s like what happens right now in rehearsals, I could be directing something and I can have four actors saying completely different things, and really arguing about it. I don’t take it personally, it’s like they’re arguing for their character—that makes sense to me. Anyway, I did just really want to look good but it didn’t work out.Marina Sirtis & Gates McFadden, on doing a 24th Century show in the 20th Century, and the reason Gates was fired in the second season. (Spoiler Alert: the producer was then fired and Gates was asked to come back (fan letters et al.) [watch here]
I never knew exactly why Gates was fired. I just knew that the writer who fired her was a hack and a dick and he chased away at least one very good writer from the show.
Now that I know why she was fired, I want to get in the time machine and punch that guy in the back of the head.
Who is this “writer”? If he’s this much of a dick why won’t anyone say his name?Source: doctorcrusher