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link [May. 30th, 2009|04:06 pm]
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The Indian-Star Trek Connection - notes on Native Americans in Star Trek (@  Blue Corn Comics, via <lj user="newspaper_rock">)

Just thought the comm might be interested . . .
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Uhura's Hair [May. 30th, 2009|04:09 am]
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[Current Mood |aggravatedaggravated]

I'm linking to this discussion, http://community.livejournal.com/spock_uhura/130803.html, not for us to comment on the huge amount of failsauce poured on that thread or to tisk, tisk that, but to try and discuss the OP's topic hopefully WITHOUT all the fail.

I just want to add, if you're White or a FoC and don't see any problem with Uhura's hair in TOS or the reboot, that's fine. But don't imply or tell others that because YOU have no problem with it THEY shouldn't either. If this ain't your cup of tea, best ta move on.
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Star Trek: The Review [May. 25th, 2009|10:07 pm]
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I went to see the movie again last night.

I am still full of squee, though now I am finally capable of writing a critical review of a movie that was both very awesome and very problematic.

I'm putting the whole thing behind a cut, because I'm going to intertwining scenes from the movie and history of TOS and some of the other Star Trek shows.

Enjoy the spoilers.

Star Trek: RebootedCollapse )

To conclude, I'd like to refer you to this lovely post by liviapenn.
Maybe one day, soon, we'll see stuff like this on teevee and the movies and it won't be "special", simply "variety".

IDIC as the pointy eared green blooded devils say... sorta.

(1) One of the things I love about Doctor Who and Torchwood as well, just by the way.
(2) Interestingly there was no moral judgement per say about the sexual promiscuity of Gaila the Orion Girl, only Kirk's bruised ego, which was refreshing. Uhura was more irritated with having her dormitory taken over by Gaila's sexcapades than the sexcapades themselves.
(3)Romantic Comedy - beginning with dislike, turning to affection.
(4)And dick.
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Star Trek: My History [May. 22nd, 2009|09:43 pm]
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[Current Mood |geeky]

My name is Mel and I'm a Trekker!

I just saw the new movie and thought it was a good opportunity to introduce myself to the only Star Trek Com I'm a member of.

The story is like this:

My brother sent me an email last night asking me where my review of Star Trek was.
My reply to him was thus:

"I am still squeeing

I need to articulate my thoughts beyond;
OMG Spock!
OMG Kirk!
Tiny SpoilerCollapse )

so... yeah..."

However, I feel that I must first write about my Trek background seeing as it's a huge part of why I so thoroughly enjoyed the movie. In this post I'll give you a quick history - behind a cut so as not to bore you to death - of how Star Trek changed my life no less than Buffy.

Once I have this written down, I'll be able to give you a much better review.

Enjoy the Geekery!

'Tis Long!Collapse )
And that's that.
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fans of color shout-out [May. 12th, 2009|10:17 am]
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Passing this along -- delux_vivens called for a "global represent" to counter recent nonsense that claimed fans of color did not exist:

wild unicorn herd check in.

Let's make it really clear, people. If you identify as a POC/nonwhite person and you read or watch scifi or fantasy, give yourself a name check in this thread. I am particularly wanting shoutouts from people who do not live in the US and who have still managed to read genre fiction.

I'm tired of people trying to render us invisible unless they have been given a memo about our existences.

Hundreds of replies so far.
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why spock/uhura now? 'tis a tradition [May. 10th, 2009|02:28 pm]
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Yah, okay, so it's been said, and written, that Uhura and Spock had a special relationship (that he was her mentor).

That's fine. Whatever. Stuff/racist Desilu/racist NBC/Gene didn't want to pay her more/give her more lines, etc. Aight, it wasn't explicitly stated in the show.

But, there's FOOTAGE, old school footage, where Uhura serenaded him.Collapse )


Uhura totes hit on him and literally made Spock hot(er) under the collar.Collapse )

There has also been some fic. And that's the 'net. Does anybody want to break out scans/captures from ancient-of-days zines?

Originally posted at my lj. x-posted to deadbrowalking & elsewhere.
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SPOILERS: The Starbase_IDIC Star Trek movie thread [May. 7th, 2009|11:08 pm]
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There will be spoilers in the comments! Be warned!

Spoilers! Yes, spoilers!

In the comments!

Right here!

So, what'd you think of the movie?
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(no subject) [Apr. 25th, 2009|01:04 pm]
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[Current Mood |irritatedirritated]

I finally just had to leave startrek. The straw that broke the camel's back seems unrelated to the community itself, but really just illustrates that so many of the folks there really don't want to have discussions about what Star Trek is about, or could be about.

Today, I saw someone snark on someone else's comment using this macro:

cut for domestic violence triggersCollapse )

When I commented about how horrified I was by it, I got this macro in return:

cut for racism, and just basic stupidityCollapse )

So anyway, thanks to everybody who actually wants to have intelligent discussions about this stuff. I'm done trying to wade through the bullshit over there- just don't have the time.
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Getting it right the second time around on Star Trek [Apr. 21st, 2009|11:21 pm]
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So, if you were making the new Trek movie, what would you specifically change or address, based on a 2009 understanding of diversity rather than late '60s?

(This is a separate question from "what do you expect to see in the new movie?" or "what do you hope to see?" but you can answer those too, if you like.)
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