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Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Wears ‘Star Trek’ Uniform in Space

“Star Trek fandom has gone orbital: European astronaut and Trekkie Samantha Cristoforetti, who is currently aboard the International Space Station, tweeted a photo of herself in a uniform from the one of “Star Trek” TV series.

“'There’s coffee in that nebula’ … ehm, I mean… in that #Dragon,” Cristoforetti wrote in a Twitter post last Friday, as she looked out the window of the orbiting outpost at the Dragon space capsule that arrived carrying 4,300 lbs. (1,950 kilograms) of food, scientific experiments and other supplies.

In the photo, Cristoforetti appears to be wearing a uniform similiar to those worn by actors on “Star Trek: Voyager,” the fourth live-action TV series in the venerable science ficition franchise.

The quote, “There’s coffee in that nebula,” comes from the early episode “The Cloud” and was uttered by Kathryn Janeway, captain of the USS Voyager, who was well known for her love of coffee: black.

Cristoforetti’s choice of words has a second meaning, because the Dragon spacecraft, built and operated by SpaceX, delivered a load of cargo to the space station that included the first-ever space espresso machine. Prior to the coffee machine’s arrival, the only java option aboard the orbiting laboratory was powdered instant coffee.”

Read the full piece here

Oh HELL yeah!!! GO SAM!!! 

Fic Rec: The Enterprise List, by notanightlight

The Enterprise List (or 235 Things the Crew of the Enterprise is No Longer Allowed to Do According to Starfleet) by notanightlight

Here’s the summary from AO3:

There are rules and regulations for all members of Starfleet, but they’ve had to make some new ones for the crew of the USS Enterprise. They should help things run smoother… assuming the bridge crew doesn’t take these lists as challenges! (Every good fandom needs a Skippy List or two! Set in AOS with a few nods at TOS.)

And my own thoughts:

Keep reading

We Bleed The Same

read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1A34Fkw

by whensheflies

A mission gone awry causes panic and mayhem on the Enterprise. Spock’s inability to listen to orders causes Kirk to be angry and also to question what it really is he feels for the Vulcan.

Words: 1318, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1A34Fkw

R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy, you will be missed! 

Leonard Nimoy, a pop culture force as Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83 

In memoriam, a shout out to this feminist ally -

Koenig: Leonard Nimoy Fought To Get Nichelle Nichols Pay Equity For ‘Star Trek’ + Nimoy Confirms 

“According to original Star Trek cast member Walter Koenig, Leonard Nimoy once fought to get Nichelle Nichols pay equity. TrekMovie checked with Mr. Nimoy and he gave us the exclusive details.  

Leonard Nimoy Tells TrekMovie Why Gene Roddenberry Called Him The “Conscience of Star Trek”

Today the Las Vegas Sun had an interview with original Star Trek star Walter Koenig to promote the big Las Vegas convention. Mostly the interview covered familiar ground but when talking about his relationship with his fellow Trek co-stars, Koenig said this about Leonard Nimoy.

Koenig: Leonard (Nimoy, Mr. Spock) was always kind of unapproachable. But a very good man. Sound ethics and a good sense of morality.

LV Sun: How so?

Koenig: When it came to the attention of the cast that there was a disparity in pay in that George [Takei] and I were getting the same pay but Nichelle was not getting as much, I took it to Leonard and he took it to the front office and they corrected that.

TrekMovie reached out to Mr. Nimoy who confirmed the story. He also clarified that it "was during the Desilu years,” meaning during the production of the original Star Trek series. Nimoy also recalled a similar incident (which has been reported before) about how during the 1970s he again went to bat for his co-stars, noting…

Nimoy: There was also the case where George and Nichelle were not hired to do their voices in the animated series. I refused to do Spock until they were hired. Mr. Roddenberry started calling me the conscience of Star Trek.“

Read the full piece here

Nimoy fights for equal pay for black women! Someone please share this article with Patricia Arquette!

Melds and Mends

read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1zekvxY

by Sexy_Lil_Emo

After Spock knocks out Khan and takes him back to the ship to save Kirk, he reflects upon the meld that took place in the radiation chamber as Jim died. He discovers some things that have the potential to change his and Jim’s relationship for good, but what will happen when Jim wakes up?

Words: 1583, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1zekvxY

Reblog Your Fandoms

Star Trek The Original Series

You can find your fandoms here and reblog them. If you don’t find yours,feel free to ask me to post it.
You can easily search for your favorite one by typing your show’s name followed by the word “fandom” on the search bar of my blog.

Star Trek fandom straight from the vault...

In digging through boxes of stuff I thought I’d traded, sold or thrown away years ago, I stumbled across an awesome Trek magazine from 1993.

For your amusement, here are a few of the sweetest pics from a long lost vintage fan mag: Superstar Facts & Pix #28: The History of Star Trek


(Poor Chekov… he’s still an Ensign in the movie era according to this magazine…)

** I will be posting more classic Star Trek fandom in the near future! Stay Tuned! **

As seen on The Queen Code Facebook page 

“In honor of Black History Month…
Today, we honor groundbreaking actress Nichelle Nichols.


Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois, near Chicago) made her mark as the first African-American woman to be cast in a major television series. Nichols played Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek until the series ended in 1969.

Nichols’ Star Trek character, one of the first African American female characters on American television not portrayed as a servant, was groundbreaking in U.S society at the time. Martin Luther King, Jr. personally praised her work on the show and asked her to remain when she was considering leaving the series.

After her run with Star Trek, she was invited to participate in a NASA initiative to recruit women and minorities for their space program. In addition to acting, Nichols had an expansive singing career as well, releasing two albums and singing alongside of Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton.”

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I was bored and procrastinating on my summer assignments

so I made a powerpoint about scott

might as well put my screenshots of his blog to good use

(this took me way longer than it should have asflfdslkj)

(scott, if you see this, I hope you aren’t offended or anything.  you’re actually my favorite person on tumblr.)