dr. ryan stone

anonymous asked:

they portrayed ryan as scared, nervous and panicky while matt was cool, calm and collected. she even needed a hallucination of ryan to pep talk her into surviving. just because the protagonist is female doesn't mean she's empowering.

Yes, she was scared because she was inexperienced. Yes, she was scared because she was out by herself in outer space. But she is a HERO because she managed to save herself. Maybe she needed a hallucination. But it was a figment of HER imagination. SHE was the one who piloted the spacecraft home. SHE overcame her fear, her doubt, her weaknesses. In my book, THAT is a hero.

I keep seeing that graphic here on tumblr that says “Screw writing strong women, write interesting women, write scared women, etc, etc, etc.” Well, Dr. Ryan Stone IS THAT WOMAN THAT THEY WERE REFERRING TO. She wasn’t perfect. She wasn’t Black Widow from THE AVENGERS. She wasn’t able to solve everything flawlessly without breaking a sweat. She was a HUMAN BEING. A scared, flawed, terrified human being who conquered her fears and made it home.

If you think that that isn’t the definition of a hero, then I don’t know what to say to you.

“Houston, this is Dr. Ryan Stone, do you copy?”

Static.

“Houston…this is Dr. Ryan Stone, I am inside the Shenzhou…do…do you copy?”

is anybody there?

“I…Houston…I am getting out of oxygen. Shenzhou was hit by the debris…I…Houston, do you copy?”

Sara…

“I…I’m getting tired Houston…we…we need to get that drink when I…when I..back…”

Sara…your shoes.

“Houston…Ryan…this is…Dr…Dr Stone. Copy?”

Where are your red shoe?

“Hou…Ryan…this is Ryan…I…air…”

We need to get home and try to find it.

“Houston…I…cop…do…Stone…….”

Static.

“……………………………….”

Let’s go Sara.