i just saw star trek

narcicious  asked:

Hi! So, I just saw the ask about your favorite Star Trek series, and I was actually kind of amused. You said that the original had a profound influence on your life because it's what you grew up with. I realized that I'm the same way with TNG, in no small part because I grew up with it, but also because of the many characters that portrayed curiosity and exploration in a positive way. Out of said curiosity, what is it like to have helped inspire a new generation of nerds/geeks/explorers?

I struggle every day with this reality: I was very successful as an actor when I was a kid and young adult, and the entertainment industry seems to have completely shut me out as an adult. For the last decade or so, I have, on average, gotten four auditions a year, and booked zero jobs. When I do work, it’s because someone gives me a chance and just offers me the job.

Because of that reality, it’s easy to become resentful of the success I had, and spend a lot of time replaying every decision I’ve ever made in my life to see where I could have done something differently (or if I even could have). It’s a complicated situation, and I know that to a lot of people this will read as pointless complaining or wallowing. I get that. I’m lucky that I get to work as much as I do, I’m lucky that I’ve created shows that are incredibly successful in their own way. I’m lucky that I can continue to make a living being a writer and occasionally as an on-camera performer.

I know all of that, but it doesn’t make me feel like any less of a failure as an actor.

So this is all a long road to walk down to get to answering your question: in spite of all that, and in spite of how shitty I feel about myself all of the time, it is genuinely wonderful to know that this thing I did thirty years ago had and continues to have such a positive and profound impact on an entire generation. When I was a kid, I remember being next to Jimmy Doohan when people told him that Scotty inspired them to become engineers, and now people are saying that same thing to me, about Wesley. That matters, and it’s awesome. When I’m feeling really sad and frustrated and occasionally angry about the bad stuff, I make an effort to remember the good stuff, and to be grateful for it.

“lets make headcanons that ‘fix’ the sexism of the sixties" 

or lets not in case they get popular and people new to the fandom confuse your headcanon for irl canon, and instead lets openly talk about the sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and all the other bigotry ingrained into the show because of the time period and environment it was written in, ya know, like adults.

like, stop fucking ignoring the problems and actively address them. Especially in a show that is ABOUT moving beyond and learning from our bigotry and prejudice, actively criticizing it can help future series or movies also learn from the problems and fix them.


What’d you tell him? The truth. That I believe in you. That if anybody deserves a second chance its Jim Kirk


More outtake fun from Star Trek Beyond


Personal headcanon: the vulcan equivalent of “neurotypical” (as in, the kind of mental structure that’s most common for the species) is fairly similar to autistic in humans. Amanda Grayson (Spock’s human mother) is autistic and that’s why she’s so comfortable living in vulcan society, which most humans would find difficult.

  • My Dad: u r the only person in the world who likes gargoyles anymore. It was awful and it had too many Star Trek actors
  • Me: i will fight u and the internet will back me up

but Star Trek universe with social media

Starfleet officers having Instagram accounts

#wokeuplikethis #wheretfarewe #nofilter #srslynofilterthisdamnplanetispurple

vloggers enlisting like

‘Everything You Knew About Aliens is Wrong!’

‘Cinnamon Challenge - or How We Broke Navigation When Lieutenant Park Tried This’

‘Does This Thing Really Work (We Sure AF Hope It Does Because We R 50 Light Years Away From The Nearest Service Station)’

‘Smack Cam Compilation - StarFleet Edition (or How I Got Demoted)’

‘10 Easy Ways to Hack Your Replicator’

“This is Captain speaking, all personnel caught attempting the pastime known as the ‘ice bucket challenge’ will lose shore leave privileges for the next year. Seriously, people, we’re in space, stop wasting water and getting our sensitive equipment wet.”

selfies with newfound fauna & flora of the universe

(”Dammit yeoman that thing could be poisonous!”
“Chill, doc, I’m just gonna snap a quick- fuck okay it hurts but it’s a pretty good pic if I do say so myself.”)

dubsmash compilations

annoyed/amused tweets from space

half the ship’s crew learning how to dance that silly dance from the newest music vid

Pavel Chekov X Reader
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I just saw Star Trek and let me just say, Chris Pine is fine!

Being Bones daughter had its perks. Practically living on the ship with him meant that you were constantly in the presence of some of the finest men around, although you’d never say this out loud. All of the girls in Yorktown fawned over Captain Kirk. Yes, he was a very attractive man, but he was also a close friend of yours, and an even closer friend of your fathers. Besides, you only had eyes for one person; Pavel Chekov. From the moment you saw him you knew he was the one. You started off as friends, and naturally grew closer. Now here you are, a year later as a couple. Everyone onboard thought it was cute, well everyone except your father. You see the thing is, he doesn’t exactly know about your relationship with Chekov. As far as your dad knows, you are just close friends. He had told you when you first started going with him to work that you were not allowed to date any of his co-workers. If he found out who knows what he’d do.

You sit between Chekov’s legs, your back pressed against his torso, and his legs on both sides of you, while watching cartoons. He runs his hand up and down your arm absentmindedly. You can’t help but look up at him to admire his facial features. “You’re staring, love.” He chuckles, moving his gaze from the tv screen to your face. You blush, quickly averting your eyes, and cursing yourself for getting caught. He returns his attention back to the tv, leaving you with your thoughts. You start to pay attention to his hand moving up and down your arm. His soft and gentle touches send butterflies to your stomach, along with an idea to your head. Your dad was at a meeting with Kirk and the rest of the team, so you had time. You sit up suddenly, causing Pavel to jerk his head in your direction. He furrows his brows in confusion when you stand up and step in front of him. “Hon, what are you doing?” He asks turning his body so that his legs are out in front of him, his feet touching the floor. You don’t respond to his question, instead you climb on top of him, straddling his thighs. You feel him stiffen, and you already know what he’s thinking. “Pavel, my dad won’t be back for a while. We have plenty of time.” You tell him, and he relaxes a little, allowing you to wrap your arms around his neck. You lean in slowly, looking into his eyes before attaching your lips to his. At first the kiss is slow, gentle, and innocent, but soon it becomes rough and lustful. You pull apart only to pull Chekov’s shirt from his body, throwing it to the floor behind you. He pulls you in to him again, putting his arms around your waist. You begin to rock your hips against his, earning a moan from your boyfriend. Stuck in the heat of the moment, you don’t even hear the 3 voices approaching the door, or the jingle of keys in the lock. When the door opens, your father, Kirk, and Spock stand with shocked faces in the doorway. Quickly pulling apart, you stand up running your fingers through your hair, your eyes stuck to the floor. Pavel picks his shirt up, sliding it back on before he clears his throat, both of you trying to slow your own breathing down. A few seconds go by before your father can’t control himself anymore. “YOU,” your dad roars pointing at Pavel with anger in his eyes, “I TRUSTED YOU! I LET YOU HANG OUT WITH HER BECAUSE I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE A GOOD INFLUENCE ON MY DAUGHTER! I DIDN’T REALIZE THAT I WAS ALSO GIVING YOU PERMISSION TO SHOVE YOUR TONGUE DOWN HER THROAT! Spock tries to interject, but your Dad wouldn’t have it. He then turns his focus to you, his gaze softening, but only slightly, and his voice lowering. "We had an agreement young lady! I told you that you could come with me to work because you said that you wanted to learn about my job, maybe even follow in my footsteps. I told you that there would be no messing around! Especially like this! How could you disobey me, go behind my back and completely disregard my wishes! You will be returning to Yorktown to stay with your mother when we land.” Your father finishes, turning around and exiting the room. Spock nods at you before chasing after your dad to try and calm him down. Your heart shatters into a million pieces, tears beginning to form in your eyes. Kirk looks at you, his deep blue eyes full of sympathy and understanding. He sighs, “Don’t worry, Y/N, I’ll go talk to him, get him to change his mind. Y'know that he didn’t mean any of these things. He was just shocked. I’ll be back when I finish with your Dad.” And with that Kirk leaves the room, the door closing behind him. You just stand, looking at the door for a minute before turning to Chekov. You can see the sadness and guilt written all over his face. “I’m sorry, Pavel.” you sniffle as you move to sit down next to him on the couch. You lean forward putting your elbows on your knees, and your hands on both sides of your face. “It’s my fault. I should have told him a long time ago. Besides, it was only a matter of time before he found out. I just wish that I would have done it earlier, maybe his reaction would have been different. He may have even given us a chance. I’m so sorry that this happened.” You feel Chekov’s hand go to your back, and begin moving in circular motions. He sighs deeply, “it’s alright sweetheart. I’m sorry that I got you in trouble.” When you look at each other, you can’t help but burst into a fit of giggles. “You made it sound like we are in the first grade, and got caught doing something we weren’t supposed to.” He chuckles at you, poking you in the ribs making you yelp. When you’ve calmed down, you lean your head on his shoulder.

Bones slowly opens the door a few hours later, where he finds the two of you on the couch. Pavel is sitting up, his eyes focused on the large screen in front of him, one foot resting on the coffee table and the other planted firmly on the floor. Your head is resting on his lap, eyes closed and your breathing slow. Your legs are curled up slightly, poking out from underneath the fluffy blanket that’s keeping you warm. One of Pavel’s arms is resting over your hip, his other one bent at the elbow, supporting his head. “I would like to apologize.” Your father says, startling Pavel who had not known that another presence was now in the room. He continues, “I was just hurt that she didn’t tell me about it before, and besides no father wants to walk in on his daughter doing that. I thought over everything that I said, and I’ve decided that she can stay on the ship. I only have one condition.” Chekov nods his head encouraging the other man to go on. “She can stay as long as there are no more secrets. I want to know when things happen between you.” Pavel nods his head, a smile forming on his face. “Thank you, Bones.” Your father nods at Pavel, before beginning to walk towards the exit. “Oh and Chekov, one more thing.” Bones says turning around to look at your sleeping figure. “Take care of my little girl please.” Pavel looks down at you lovingly before saying “yes sir. I will.”

i just saw the Star Trek Discovery trailer for the first time (!!!!!!) and first off, it looks amazing. second, it’s kind of hilarious that whiny white boys are already complaining that ToS had ““““good storytelling”””” and Discovery, apparently, doesn’t.

like, which part of this trailer leads you to believe this is going to be bad storytelling (besides your obvious racist and sexist attitudes)? like, you have command being handed down from an older captain to a younger one (classic trope, always a fav.) you have said captain struggling with leadership, and what it means to be ethical while in command (which, correct me if I’m wrong, is a central theme of every ST series???) 

you have both conflict and cooperation with non human species (again, a staple of ST storytelling), and the general theme of exploring what it means to be human. 

all of these things are not only classic examples of good storytelling, but time-honored traditions of Star Trek. so…what was it they were complaining about, again? (oh right. the fact that they don’t want to admit that women, Black women especially, are just as human as them.)