beyond antares

Nobody can convince me that Bones didn’t sing this to Jim at some point during the mission (in a deeper register than mine) to the tune of Under the Sea.

The stars always shine much brighter
In another nebula
You always want to take flight, sir
But this time we’ve flown too far
Since space is disease and danger
We’re knocking at Heaven’s door
It’s horrible and much stranger
Where no one has gone before

Way out in space
Way out in space
I would be lying
If I said flying’s
Great for our race
What have they got among the stars?
Someone direct me straight to the bars
No Altair water
Can’t see my daughter
Way out in space

The people on land are happy
Roots and peach trees warm the soul
The people in space ain’t happy
They live in a big fishbowl
And everyone wants to kill us -
We bring science, peace, and love!!
I know that you want to thrill us
But must it be up above?

Way out in space
Way out in space
Let’s not go far, please-
Beyond Antares?
Lord, give us grace!
Transporters scramble up our cells
Fixing you’s my own personal hell
Yes it’s emotion
From this fool notion!
Way out in space

Way out in space
Asking a lot here
My nerves are shot here
Starting to pace
Even your surgeon’s great dismay
Won’t stop your urgin’ me to stay
Think I’ll go mad here
From this triad here
Way out in space

The Romulans roam
The Klingons fall off
The Vulcans just can’t
Though boy do they scoff
The Tellarites ride
Orions deride
Andorians out the door

The Vians might vie
To make us all dead
The Horta exhorts
No Kill I instead
The Tholians weave
Organians deceive
The Gorn is just sworn to war!

Way out in space
Way out in space
Farewell comrades
Stay on this launchpad
Say goodbye, arms race!
Hobgoblin’s being such a pain
Aliens won’t stay out of my brain
Katras won’t rest here
Landru can’t test here
Way out in space
The Prime Directive’s
Pretty subjective
Way out in space

We can’t just flirt now
With Red Alert now
Jim I’m a doctor
Not a helicopter
You know I’ll follow
But this world’s hollow
Way out in space!!!

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I was refilling my small pot of texture basing paint and thought i would share this tip with you guys.

3 years ago I bought 4 litres of medium house render for about $40. I have used this to cover a 6x4 table and various scenery as well as using it on bases and I have only used a touch over half of it!

I slop it on with a sculpting tool nice and thick and once dry give it a couple of coats of brown wash to give it a mud like look.

It also has the advantage of being able to build it up quickly and easily so miniatures like the Algoryn for Antares which has an integral base I can hide and roughly level the ground off with ease

-Askanidog

Favorite Nyota Uhura Moments

In no particular order.

  • Listening to half a dozen Asian and European languages in “Assignment Earth” and understanding every word.
  • Responding to Kirk being surprised at her jumping at the opportunity to take shore leave in “The Trouble With Tribbles” with “And how often do I get shore leave?”. Did you get that ever-so-subtle hint, Kirk?
  • Being adorable in “The Trouble With Tribbles” and being responsible for the great Tribble outbreak. (I’m guessing that she didn’t get terribly much shore leave for a while after that.)
  • The “you’re going to sit in the closet” scene in “The Search for Spock”. Yeah, you better be glad she’s on your side, McCoy!
  • Flirting with Spock in “The Man Trap” and “Charlie X”. You go, girl! Get you some of that hot half-Vulcan!
  • Every time she proves that she is one of the most versatile members of the entire crew by taking over at the science station, navigation, etc.
  • “So naturally when I’m lonely I think of you.”
  • Being brave enough to look her captain in the eye and admit she’s afraid in “Plato’s Stepchildren” and “Mirror, Mirror”.
  • The whole episode “Mirror, Mirror”. Need I say more?
  • Successfully rewiring the entire communications array in “Who Mourns for Adonais?”
  • Being the only non-Vulcan seen playing the Vulcan lyre and singing “Beyond Antares” beautifully.
  • Recovering from having her memory wiped in just a matter of weeks.
  • Coming up with the idea of how to locate the Bird-of-Prey in “The Undiscovered Country”. “The thing’s gotta have a tailpipe.”
  • The death glare she gave Galt during the entire episode “The Gamesters of Triskelion”, just like the one she gave the augment in “Space Seed”.
  • Faking out the android in “I, Mudd”, as well as that incredibly graceful slap she gives Chekov.
  • Every single time she ever appeared on screen.

Headcanon: Nobody can convince me that Bones didn’t sing this to Jim at some point during the mission to the tune of Under the Sea:

The stars always shine much brighter
In another nebula
You always want to take flight, sir
But this time we’ve flown too far
Since space is disease and danger
We’re knocking at Heaven’s door
It’s horrible and much stranger
Where no one has gone before

Way out in space
Way out in space
I would be lying
If I said flying’s
Great for our race
What have they got among the stars?
Someone direct me straight to the bars
No Altair water
Can’t see my daughter
Way out in space

The people on land are happy
Roots and peach trees warm the soul
The people in space ain’t happy
They live in a big fishbowl
And everyone wants to kill us -
We bring science, peace, and love!!
I know that you want to thrill us
But must it be up above?

Way out in space
Way out in space
Let’s not go far, please-
Beyond Antares?
Lord, give us grace!
Transporters scramble up our cells
Fixing you’s my own personal hell
Yes it’s emotion
From this fool notion!
Way out in space

Way out in space
Asking a lot here
My nerves are shot here
Starting to pace
Even your surgeon’s great dismay
Won’t stop your urgin’ me to stay
Think I’ll go mad here
From this triad here
Way out in space

The Romulans roam
The Klingons fall off
The Vulcans just can’t
Though boy do they scoff
The Tellarites ride
Orions deride
Andorians out the door

The Vians might vie
To make us all dead
The Horta exhorts
No Kill I instead
The Tholians weave
Organians deceive
The Gorn is just sworn to war!

Way out in space
Way out in space
Farewell comrades
Stay on this launchpad
Say goodbye, arms race!
Hobgoblin’s being such a pain
Aliens won’t stay out of my brain
Katras won’t rest here
Landru can’t test here
Way out in space
The Prime Directive’s
Pretty subjective
Way out in space

We can’t just flirt now
With Red Alert now
Jim I’m a doctor
Not a helicopter
You know I’ll follow
But this world’s hollow
Way out in space!!!

@trek-tracks I SANG ALONG IN MY HEAD TO THIS ENTIRE THING!

Thank you so much for submitting, this is amazing!!

Listen

Beyond Antares
sung by the beautiful and talented Nichelle Nichols (Nyota Uhura)

from the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “The Conscience of the King”

I’ve been listening to this song and her song about Spock on repeat for days now. It’s so lovely I thought you should all hear it if you haven’t heard it yet. <3

Beyond Antares

Do you remember that Shakespeare episode in the first season of TOS? Do you also remember the song that Uhura sang to Riley? If you don’t, it’s a song called Beyond Antares 

The skies are green and glowing
Where my heart is, where my heart is

Where the scented lunar flower is blooming

Somewhere, beyond the stars
Beyond Antares
I’ll be back, though it takes forever
Forever is just a day.
Forever is just another journey
Tomorrow a stop along the way
And let the years go fading
Where my heart is, where my heart is
Where…my love eternally is waiting
Somewhere, beyond the stars
Beyond Antares

First of all, it totally makes sense for Uhura to be a great singer. She’s a communications officer needs to communicate, and the universal language is music. It’s truly a beautiful song. 

Second,

Tell me, why is no one talking about this? Why isn’t this in the movie set of movies? I think that it would make for a fantastic Spock/Uhura moment in the next AOS movie. there was definantly more romance between them in this movie, but it seems like they’re mostly unhappy with each other. I just imagine that’s how most Vulcan/Terran relationships go. In the next move, it would be so frickin perfect for them. It would also work as a good overall romantic theme. I mean, everyone on the Enterprise had to leave their families, and they probably won’t seem them again for sometime. (Except for Sulu. Shoutout to Ben :D) This would make a good, “I love you, and hopefully I’ll see you soon” kind of moment in the next movie.