(Source: oldshowbiz, via grayflannelsuit)
"The Lights of Zetar" was co-written with Lewis’s husband, Jeremy Tarcher and she had multiple professional acting credits to her name when she sold the script. Calling her "just" a fan seems oddly diminishing, even if her only other writing credits were for episodes of her own show.
A dubious Star Trek V scene inspired a dubious product tie-in -
Let’s be honest, though: The point of the Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Kraft Marshmallow Dispenser isn’t to dispense marshmallows. It’s a collectible, made at the time for people obsessed with the ephemera of their favorite science-fiction franchise—and bought today off auction sites by people who think said ephemera is hilariously dumb. The dispenser was undoubtedly the result of someone in Paramount Pictures’ product-placement division thinking, “There are so few brand names in the Star Trek universe. How can we make some extra money from this film? Call Kraft!”
The “Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator” overlay for the stock Atari 2600 joystick. I’ve never seen one since it wasn’t necessary for gameplay and half the people who played the game weren’t using stock Atari sticks.
The more I look at that promotional image for Downton Abbey's fifth season, the more anachronisms jump out at me.
complacentcouch said: Do you want there to be another series? If so, what century?
If I can’t get a TOS-style series with the current movie cast, I want a present-day Gary Seven series. I’ve mentioned it before, but he’s basically “What if Doctor Who was as awesome as Tumblr wants him to be?”
fromrobtrev said: Not so much a question, just thinking about the differences in the sacrifices of Commodore Decker (Doomsday Machine) and his son Captain Decker (TMP). They're both very reflective of their times, with the Commodore going Captain Ahab and sacrificing himself for guilt and revenge and his son sacrificing himself for love in a far more 70's New Age kind of way. Reflects Roddenberry's evolution, too. Cpt. Decker would fit right into TNG, his Dad fits in the post-WWII tropes of many TOS eps.
Those are good observations and thanks for writing in! I’d never thought of how the the Deckers’ sacrifices represented how masculinity and storytelling had been viewed through Roddenberry’s eyes and that’s definitely some food for thought. (Personally, I prefer TOS-Roddenberry more as conflict drives story, but I have a huge soft spot for TMP as it’s an actual damn science fiction movie.)
My favorite thing about Will Decker is that if you look sideways at him and Ilia, you see Riker and Troi. Like, dude barely bothered changing names for the characters.
Hailing Frequencies Open! Ask Your Star Trek Questions! -
The communications officer is standing by for our regular Friday feature, Hailing Frequencies Open. Just use the Tumblr Ask function and send in your Star Trek questions, commentary, etc! I’ll pick the best of the bunch and respond to them!
Before you write in, though, you might want to check out the Trek Answers archive to see if your query has been addressed already!