clockingticks:

"Thank you Nyota.."

captainharleyquinn:


[listen]

-;my old momma gave me that - for the ladies of the iss enterprise, with their jagged high heels and their blood red lipstick and their take-no-shit attitudes
1. black sheep gin wigmore 2. killer queen queen 3. monster (verse) nicki minaj 4. everybody wants to rule the world lorde 5. guillotine yadi 6. heart killer gossling 7. bad girls m.i.a 8. the devil within digital daggers 9. power & control marina & the diamonds 10. kill of the night gin wigmore

captainharleyquinn:

[listen]

-;my old momma gave me that - for the ladies of the iss enterprise, with their jagged high heels and their blood red lipstick and their take-no-shit attitudes

1. black sheep gin wigmore 2. killer queen queen 3. monster (verse) nicki minaj 4. everybody wants to rule the world lorde 5. guillotine yadi 6. heart killer gossling 7. bad girls m.i.a 8. the devil within digital daggers 9. power & control marina & the diamonds 10. kill of the night gin wigmore

camillereads:

I purchased this dress (you know I love me some Uhura)… Not sure when I will wear it. #startrek #uhura #cosplay #comiccon (at ComicCon Convention - Philly, Pa)

trekkiefeminist:

Starlog editor’s column outlining a conversation with Nichelle Nichols about actors choosing to air dirty laundry to fans, published June 1987. 

While the details of contract disputes aren’t really my cup of tea, I do appreciate that some stars (and creators) have talked more openly about issues they perceived behind the scenes or improvements they wanted to their characters.

In the 1990s Nichelle also began to talk a bit more about her frustration with how Uhura’s role kept being cut back to fewer and fewer lines. And I think that was positive overall to help remind us there were people making conscious decisions about how many lines/what kind of lines and how much airtime she got. But I also appreciate her emphasis on the positive and the power of the Star Trek vision for the future. A couple Starlog issues before this Nichols was the only TOS cast member who was optimistic about TNG. Most of the others probably had to eat their words a bit on that one.

Maybe this will help, but somehow I doubt it.

You know that part in West Side Story where the Jets sing Officer Krupke, and the characters who are “trying to help”, just keep popping Riff upside the head with their theories of what’s wrong with him?

That’s white fangirls vs. Uhura in a nutshell. 

"The trouble is she’s pushy. *whack!* The trouble’s she’s not Scott’s. *pop!* The trouble’s she’s a girlfriend. *bop!* The trouble is she’s Spock’s. *whack!* The trouble is triumvirate.*wham!*  The trouble is she not! *boff!*"

^^^ black fangirls

[x]

Remember how that song ended??

"Gee, Officer Krupke, KRUP YOU!

Dear White Fangirls Who Feel Like Uhura Needs Some Improvement,

Imagine for a moment, if you will, that you are a fan of the one female character in a very male-centered franchise.

Imagine, that this character finally gets to have semblance of a role in the latest film.  Not perfect, perhaps, but compared to where she was??

She’s doing great.

Now, imagine male fans of that franchise suddenly have all kinds of things to say about improving this character, but their blogs are clearly centered around the guys. 

This is also the first time they’ve spoken for any female character before.

Would you trust that?

Let’s play a game — Guess the show!

gallifreyglo:

So I was bored and then got curious about how fans react to one of my ships and decided to do some research. I’ve copied some of the comments here (removing the names or anything that would reveal the show).  Can you tell which popular TV show these come from?

  • “While many in the blogosphere applaud their chemistry and wonder when the two will finally be brought together for good, I, for one, hope the answer is “never.”
  • “This is one… character who could really use a [love interest other than the top billed white male]. Or, better yet, NO [love interest] at all — the show is at its best when [black female character is] left to solve…cases, and too many suitors distract from the show’s real tension point— whatever case needs solving. Less flirting….”
  • "I like [lead white male character/black female character] as good friends. I feel he could use someone like her. Why do people want to ruin that and create a romantic spark? I just don’t see them together like that. I don’t see [black female character] with anyone yet.”
  • “I think a man and a woman can have chemistry as friends without having to jump into bed together.”
  • “Indeed they have great chemistry and maybe it may lead somewhere one day but now they mostly behave more like brothers in arms (given their background and character), which is a little more than friends but it doesn’t have anything to do with becoming a couple.”
  • “Not in this lifetime please, it would ruin the show, [White male character]  doesn’t need any more attachments, not with [black female character]  maybe a hook-up but with some random women who we will never see again, just to relieve stress. And I see him better with [white female character]  than with [black female character] , they operate on the same wavelength, no strings attached.”
  • "If [White male character]   had to hook up with anybody i would prefer it to be [white female character]   rather than . [black female character]”
  • "I really don’t see any chemistry there.”
  • "I don’t see it. I think she is going to be a strong ally, nothing more.”
  • "I don’t think there’s chemistry, like bf and gf but I see them becoming good friends, or like brother and sister.”
  • "Reading way too much into the situation i think.”
  • "Please no [White male character] and [black female character]. That would be the worse couple ever.”
  • "This Show gonna be crazy everyone should everyone have a love scene? [black female character]  is a bad bad choice for [White male character]!”
  • "GROSS, GROSS, GROSS *pukes* Dear writers, please do NOT let that atrocity -called [Shipname]- happen…unless you want 80% of the fandom to stop watching this show."
  • "The romance with [Black female character] is a mistake IMO. Hate it when writers feel they have to shoehorn a romance in when the characters have zero chemistry between them.”
  • "[Black female character] having a crush on [White male character] would be perfectly understandable, I just don’t see [white male character] falling for someone like her. [White female character], yes, because those two were hot together. But [black female character], definitely not.
  • "I ship [white male character]  and [white female character] partially because I DON’T want to see [white male character/black female character shipname] — I want them to be platonic friends. We don’t have enough truly close male-female non-romantic relationships on television.”
  • "I enjoy the chemistry between [black female character] and [white male character], but man, am I ready for TV romantic relationships to be more than chemistry and sparks.I think lots of men and women who have chemistry, but have reasons to be in other romantic relationships and instead remain incredibly good friends, happens all the time.”
  • "a non-romantic close male/female relationship with be a good message from a feminist point of view. Either one would kind of make the world a better place. Still, my vote is for "platonic" because, well, I like their relationship platonic. No reason other than personal taste.”
  • "These two have no chemistry, and their romance does nothing to advance the major storylines of the show.”
  • "It would be very interesting if this show had a man and woman who ended up being really good friends without there being a sexual component. Which is why I like their friendship a lot.  Also, main girl/main guy pairings are way predictable anyway.”
  • "no no no no.  I see a friendship with mutual respect and admiration but no to the romanceEnough trying to add romance/love/sex/whatever to the show. I get that it’s life and people hook up but too many budding relationships can take away from the show.”
  • "Personally, I hate her because she not only fell in love with [white male character]  in literally 2 episodes, she felt entitled to love in return. This seems incredibly selfish to me.”

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lolbatty:

relapsingtrainwreck:

i’ve been waiting for this gifset for years

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relapsingtrainwreck:

i’ve been waiting for this gifset for years

never not reblog
lolbatty:

relapsingtrainwreck:

i’ve been waiting for this gifset for years

never not reblog
lolbatty:

relapsingtrainwreck:

i’ve been waiting for this gifset for years

never not reblog

lolbatty:

relapsingtrainwreck:

i’ve been waiting for this gifset for years

never not reblog

bathtubbutterbeer:

awww yeah, it’s time for the evil!Spock episode. 

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but most importantly, there’s this badass lady:

image (source)

We all know why Sulu was so happy Spock (and Kirk) were away from the bridge.

…mmm, hmm.

vulcanswag:

I will love uhura forever

On one hand, yes! True!

On the other hand that was the default position for a black woman among white people, when this comic came out.

beeinherbonnet:

“The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small. The lure of it is immense. We send starships. We fall in love.”  

- Jeanette Winterson

summerartist:

Vulcan Wedding

I love all of the pairings, regardless of what anyone says.