Picard telling the story of Gilgamesh always makes me cry. #StarTrek
Oh. There is an exoplanet in the habitable zone around HD 26965, aka 40 Eridani A, which is the star Gene Roddenberry said was the sun of Vulcan.
So, I heard the officers talking on the promenade that the first #stdisco short epsiode will come out in October. Time to fire to the old Mastodon machine again. (Birdsite's been getting unbearable anyways.) Who's excited? And are you more excited about this or the new Doctor Who or about Picard. Biiiiit of tossup here behind the bar, excited all around.
It drives me nuts how inconsistent the uniforms are in #StarTrekOnline
Of course I made an Aandrisk. #startrekonline
I have committed a Sin. #startrekonline
Discovery, sexual violence
While I really enjoyed #startrek #Discovery during it's initial run, there were a lot of things I didn't like. Culber's death, and the brief period where L'Rell is portrayed as a sexual predator weren't fun.
Rewatching it now, these moments don't feel as uncomfortable because I didn't have to sit with them for an entire week. I wonder if that was the view the writers had as well.
So many firsts in #StarTrek Discovery, but one I wasn't expecting was bare, grey Klingon boobies.
#startrek Discovery spoilers
Rewatching the scene where Lorca tells the crew that they used to be "mild mannered scientists," but now they're "fierce warriors." And how they're the only ones that can save the day.
He's manipulating them with the heroic myth that has fueled all Star Trek series. That this crew is special and can do something impossible to save the day. It challenges a core assumption of the entire fictional universe.
Shatner regrets that Start Trek V could have been even worse. Woof. https://comicbook.com/startrek/2018/09/01/star-trek-v-william-shatner-regrets/
Oh man, this is good news for the Picard show. Finally moving the clock forward on the universe. https://trekmovie.com/2018/09/01/picard-show-executive-producer-michael-chabon-reveals-his-star-trek-galactic-map-briefing/
Reading about A Fragment Out of Time by Diane Marchant, the first published Kirk/Spock fanfic.
It appeared in a zine in 1974 with a drawing by Diane showing Kirk and Spock embracing http://tansyrr.com/tansywp/2-diane-marchant-kirkspock-sf-women-of-the-20th-century/ #startrek #fanfic
A malfunctioning LCARS interface.
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