TOS is my favorite for many reasons.
Guess what? The $15 budget Star Trek cartoon is great.
220 Return to Tomorrow 04 (by Mr. Scradam)
An accurate depiction of feelings.
Nichelle Nichols (December 28, 1932 - )
“Uhura never had another name during the series. One of the fan writers wrote “Upenda” - which means “peace” in Swahili, I understand — not officially, but in some of their fan writings. And it sort of took hold. But when they were going to do the official history of Star Trek in a published book, the writer called Gene and asked him was “Uhura” her first name or her last name? Gene said, “Well, Nichelle and I never decided.” We always leaned towards it being her last name because it’s taken from the Swahili “uhuru” which means freedom. So it would sort of be like the same as “Freeman.” So he said, “You can make it her last name.” The writer said, “What about her first name? I’ve come up with one in Swahili. It’s Nyota.” Gene said, “I can’t give you that permission because Nichelle and I named her together, and she has rights to that, so you’ll have to call her and get her permission.” So he gave him my number, and he called me and I laughed and was delighted. He said, “I have a name and it’s Nyota.” I said, “That’s quite beautiful. What does it mean?” He said, “It means ‘star’.” I said, “You can have my permission!” So I have since said that her name is Nyota Upenda Uhura, which would mean a free-floating star: “star of freedom and peace”. I like that.” — NICHELLE NICHOLS
reminder that this is the best ‘fuck you’ in cinema
But no, this photoset cuts off before he gives them the “Bitch please” smile and walks off all sassy into the scene transition.
New song by Jonathan Coulton, “Redshirt.”
It’s actually pretty sad. From the top youtube comment:
I love how this song so beautifully and dramatically evokes and pinpoints - PINPOINTS - the moment where the character realises he’s going to die, and his death’s inevitable, and nobody really cares. And there’s that despair, the wonderful despair in the music that I think only Coulton can really capture in this way, where an old trope becomes something more, something you didn’t really think about from both sides before now
Advantage of being a Hufflepuff: Griffindors may be heroic, but they’re also Red Shirts. We may not be mentioned, but we’re not cannon-fodder.
Yep, Star Trek references ftw.
GIVE ME LINKS. And I will add a question mark so you can add it to the answer box. ?
HER HAIR. O________________O
Y’know what? If more of the Star Trek skirts went around with hair like this, I think they would have gotten more character development. Seriously and for reals. In anime, you take a look at the cast and say “normal, normal, normal, time traveler, normal, half-demon, normal…” If some chick among the skirts had hair like this, they wouldn’t have had an option but to develop her.
Yes, I do think Star Trek every time I see hairstyles like that. #DontHate