doodles: star trek

yesterday I was at gamestop and a man in full Data cosplay walked up to the front counter and I did a double take so hard I nearly broke my neck. So, he walks up and the cashier just casually smiles and goes “How’s it going, Data? What can I do for you?”  and Data goes, “I am doing quite well. I was just wondering when you guys would have Destiny 2 in stock.” This mans……literally did not smile or emote at all. He went all in. The cashier was totally non fazed. I, however, was completely shitting my pants cos ya’ll DO NOT understand how good this dude’s cosplay was. It really looked like fuckin data teleported into the middle of game stop in rural ohio to ask about motherfucking destiny 2.

The only time he broke character was when I was stealthily trying to stare at him and thinking about asking for a pic when he was walking out.This dude. Looked at me, completely expressionless. and WINKED at me. Someone collect ya mans he wildin lmfao

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Star Trek: Discovery S01 E07  “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad”

Lt. Paul Stamets openly talking about falling in love with his boyfriend Dr. Hugh Culber without it being used as a plot device, and being an openly gay couple was worthy of Star Trek history in itself. But to then also see two women dancing in the background of a party, being just simply shown as two people in love. Enjoying themselves like any other member of the crew. That was beautiful. 

To Boldy Go indeed. 

A TOS-Disco Timeline

I did some research and created a timeline relating the events from TOS to those from Discovery, mostly for reference purposes.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

Important points:

  • Spock and Michael have a 4 year age difference
    • Spock was born in 2230, while Michael was born in 2226
  • By the time Michael graduated the Vulcan Science Academy, Spock was 19
    • Sarek’s decision was made assuming Spock would begin his studies at the Vulcan Science Academy and later apply to the Expeditionary Group, yet in 2250 Spock decides to join Starfleet at age 20
  • In 2254 Spock is assigned to the USS Enterprise as a Science Officer under Pike
    • By this time, Burnham was on her fifth year of service under Georgiou

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