“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 ;-;
i’m really glad i finally bought the empire magazine
…And that’s why ‘Star Trek’ has survived - and why it will continue to survive. Gene Roddenberry did a wonderful job of creation, and we have done a wonderful job of being loyal, creative and critical fans. We managed to keep ‘Star Trek’ alive through the years of struggling to bring it back, and through whatever disappointments the movie[s] or any other books may have caused.
It’s important to remember that every piece of ‘Star Trek’ is just that - a part of a whole - and some parts are bound to be better than others. But none of the lesser stories or TV episodes can diminish the sterling quality of the better ones.
The sum of ‘Star Trek’s parts is and always will be impressive. It had touched too many people’s lives in too many important ways to be any less. ‘Star Trek’ has earned it’s niche of honor in entertainment and science-fiction history. Be proud that you’re a fan."
— Howard Weinstein, in his Author’s Notes in ‘The Covenant of the Crown’
By the way guys, why have I never seen a Kirk/Spock graphic/gifset based on the lines “You once said being a starship captain was my first, best destiny; if that’s true, then yours is to be by my side.” and “At his side. As if you’ve always been there and always will be.”?
This needs to be in front of my eyes immediately.
Signal boost to someone with the knowhow to do this.
because the anons still will not leave me alone,
look I will make you a deal
I will retract every single thing I’ve said about Spuhura and nu!Uhura if someone can tell me at least two or more facts (of merit for fucks sake. not “her hair is black” or “she looks good naked”) about nu!Uhura other that’s not related to
you’ll be hardpressed to find anything of merit because THEY DIDN’T GIVE HER ANYTHING
you don’t know that she’s an accomplished singer or that she grew up in Africa and she was extremely proud of her heritage or that Swahili is her first language or that she ran track as a child or that her name means freedom or that she and Spock played music together.
you don’t know that her crew thought her to be kind and intelligent and talented. that she was a valuable member of their team and that her opinion greatly mattered to them. and that Spock never had to validate her credentials for her to be taken seriously.
you don’t know that she also risked her career on multiple occasions to help save the people she loves and to do the right thing. showing loyalty, bravery, compassion, and a sense of justice.
you don’t know that she was considered to be one of Captain Kirk’s closest and most faithful confidants until the day he died. that she was someone he entrusted his life and the fate of his ship and crew (trust me that’s a huge deal) with on more than one occasion.
and that’s a real shame for such a wonderful character who commanded so much respect and admiration from not only her crew, but from the millions of viewers who looked up to her. who still look up to her.
that’s why I am upset. I don’t need my pairing to be canon to love them together. I don’t need to see space husbands happen for my shipping needs to be validated. I can happily take what TOS gave me and move on with my life, content in every way.
What I do need are independently strong, intelligent, driven women (WOC especially) characters to be presented as equals to their male counterparts.
for those who think that she just needs to “prove herself to be capable”, then you. get. our. motherfucking. point.
BECAUSE WHEN EVERYONE ELSE WAS ABLE TO PROVE THEIR ABILITIES AND SKILLS AND THEIR WORTH TO THE TEAM, UHURA ULTIMATELY GOT SHAFTED.
she, in fact, was made into a sexual object during the one scene that proved her talent to the audience. that didn’t happen to any of the male characters now, did it?
so was it really necessary for her to be mostly naked talking to her mostly naked roommate for Uhura to prove she was a gifted xenolinguist? couldn’t Jim have overheard her talking in a classroom or a cafeteria or ANYWHERE ELSE?
in the end, I’m honestly just disappointed that TOS!Uhura, a character made in the 1960’s during the height of Black oppression in America, is ultimately a more progressive and impressive figure in media than nu!Uhura, a character remade in 2009 when our country elected our very first Black president.
‘The Klingons weren’t destroyed. It feels like… like they’ve become “wall exhibits in Hell.” And it’s headed for Earth. Spock, I wish you were here to help me understand.’
Spock looked up, puzzled. That had felt like Jim Kirk’s thoughts…
… “On Vulcan, I seemed for a moment to be also sensing *your* thoughts, Captain. It felt as if you were wondering whether the Klingon cruisers and crews were actually destroyed… or had been converted into exhibitions of some sort.”
Kirk’s expression told McCoy there had indeed been such a thought - although this surprised McCoy much less than the fact that Spock had admitted sensing it, considering his present unfriendliness. It was common knowledge that telepathic rapport between Vulcan and human was possible only in cases of extraordinarily close friendship.
Kirk nodded casually. “I must have been wishing that I could discuss all this with you. I had acquired the habit of having you around during emergencies.”"
— Star Trek: the Motion Picture, the novel; by Gene Roddenberry