“Assembled as a Special Exhibit on Memory Alpha, Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets.
This unprecedented illustrated volume chronicles the pivotal era leading up to Humankind’s First Contact with Vulcan in 2063, the Romulan War in 2156, the creation of the Federation in 2161, and the first 150 years of the intergalactic democracy up until the year 2311. Meticulously researched, this account covers a multitude of alien species, decisive battles, and the technology that made the Age of Exploration possible. It includes field sketches, illustrations, and reproductions of historic pieces of art from across the Galaxy, along with over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence.
Housed in a pedestal display complete with lights and an audio introduction by Admiral Hikaru Sulu, this edition also features five removable documents from the Federation Archives, including Zefram Cochrane’s early sketch of the warp-drive engine, a handwritten letter from young Jim Kirk, and the first-known diagram of a Trill symbiont.
• Pedestal display featuring electronic lights and sound (13.5” x 13.5” x 4”)
• Audio introduction by Admiral Hikaru Sulu
• 176-page hardcover book with four-color illustration throughout
• Envelope containing 5 removable artifacts• Over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence"
Arc of a Relationship.
(I subscribe to the headcanon that over TOS, Kirk starts to assume that Spock is just making these up—but I didn’t share his suspicion until I went to compile this photoset and noticed that Spock’s probability/elapsed time reports almost always end in a 7.)
# jim just snapping one day # turning to spock like # WHERE DO YOU KEEP PULLING THESE STATS FROM # HUH# H U H # THEY’RE SO FUCKING ACCURATE I DON’T FUCKING BELIEVE YOU # YOU JUST PULL THEM RIGHT OUTTA YOUR ASS # DON’T YOU # DON’T EVEN DENY IT # then there’s this painful silence # and then at the same time as spock says ‘captain that would be highly illogical and also-‘ # jim says ‘never mind spock I’m sorry’ # and sighs # and spock spends the rest of the day worriedly closely observing the captain # because he just can’t work out what he’s done wrong (little-smartass
“I thought the [new] design was incredibly cool,” [Abrams] said. “We have a designer Neville Page who came up with a great design and we feel like [it was] in the realm of what people knew… but a distinct difference.”
Abrams, who has updated almost every other aspect of ‘Trek’ in his two reboot movies, justified the overhaul [of the Klingons], saying: “It also shows that this ‘Star Trek’ was not trying to copy what was done nearly 50 years ago, but find its own rhythm, its own universe. It just felt like the right choice.”
Have at it, fandom.
So remember when the engines went kablooey?
And Chekov immediately said he would take full responsibility for it?
Even though he was just put on that job and had no real idea what had happened?
Wonder if maybe he still remembers that time when he couldn’t save Amanda from Vulcan?
If maybe this is just a habit that he’s developed, to instantly take responsibility even if no one could reasonably say that it was his fault?
Ever wonder at the burdens they all must carry since that day?
“In this galaxy, there’s a mathematical probability of three million earth-type planets…and in all the universe, three million million galaxies like this one. And in all of that, and perhaps more, only one of each of us. Don’t destroy the one named Kirk.”
In response to all the people getting Kirk’s characterization more than just a little wrong. At first I wanted to make a ‘How people think kirk is and How Kirk actually is’ but this works too. People thinking that he’s a womanizing, insensitive, unromantic, stupid, arrogant… they are wrong. and make me angry ;-;