Dr. Leonard McCoy by Kyle Starks. I got this as a bonus when I contributed to the Kickstarter for the funny, surprisingly moving 80s movie pastiche Sexcastle, which you can now order.
OMG! How great is this Star Trek bonnet by @PennyStarrJr?!!
Get thee to her Etsy store pronto! Engage!
Morning boot up
saltybottomboy said: Re: post/92141912555 I'm monosexual but I know there's a hell of a lot more to LGBPQA+ rights than rights for gay people. And trans people ARE born the gender we ID as. Same as cis people.
I’m sorry I didn’t phrase things in a manner clear enough for you to understand than I am 100% for human rights in every way, shape, form and fashion. Honestly, the language and semantics around gender and the like are an entirely-new minefield for me to navigate and I’m sorry if I’ve offended anyone by not being inclusive or by using incorrect terminology.
albdamned said: Do you think that if Trek were to transition back to Television that if they would amend their portrayal of sexuality and gender? While being ground breaking at the time, Trek's treatment of women was still highly questionable. The lack of questioning Janeway's commands make her seem like a despot at time. Trek treated nearly everyone as being bipolar (M/F) in regards to gender. There were no homosexual characters, though there were actors! (Takei Rocks!)
The simple answer is: yes.
The slightly more complex answer is: yes and I hope it’s not an issue at all in the show. If a member of the crew is trans, great, that’s not the story. If a member of the crew was queer, great, that’s not the story. The story can involve the way the love, their gender, etc, but it shouldn’t be any more of an issue in the day-to-day operation of a starship than whether or not someone is black or has green blood.
Don’t get me wrong; I don’t want marginalization, but I do hope that by 2260 or whenever, we’re not making what a person is the point story, but who they are and what they do. We’ve been making remarkable strides in the last decade for gay rights, despite the screeching of a very vocal minority, and it looks like trans rights are the next big step for us. By the time James T. Kirk sits it the center seat, it shouldn’t matter whether or not anyone on the bridge was born with the gender they currently have.
(It should be noted that I am a cis hetero white male so I should probably be told to shut the fuck up when it comes to deciding how people should be portrayed on TV.)
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Anonymous said: I'm not sure if you've done this before, but can you do a post showing all the different trek uniform patches?
This site did it for you, and you can download them in multiple formats!
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Not Trek related but I wrote a story for this with art by Jordan Witt, so maybe you want to check it out? Yes?
Producer Robert Justman wrote a long, very detailed memo to Gene Roddenberry about the many flaws in his script for “The Omega Glory” but opted to not send it for fear of hurting the other’s feelings. Instead, he made a few suggestions in a meeting, but “…as anyone who has seen the episode knows, it didn’t do much good,” Justman reported in Inside Star Trek: The Real Story.
Anonymous said: Kobayashi Maru. You're in the captain's chair. How would you handle the situation?
Vodka and cranberry and “let’s warp the hell out of here.”