• Friend:[cant find me in a crowd] This calls for drastic measures.
  • Friend:[uses hands as a megaphone] SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER. TH--
  • Me:[comes out of nowhere] THESE ARE THE VOYAGES OF THE STARSHIP ENTERPRISE. ITS FIVE YEAR MISSION, TO EXPLORE STRANGE NEW WORLDS. TO SEEK OUT NEW LIFE AND NEW CIVILIZATIONS. TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE.
  • Friend:There they are.
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For many viewers and the show’s creator, however, Star Trek is a positive force for women. Gene Roddenberry, creator of both the original Star Trek and its second incarnation, saw himself as highly supportive of women. In the original series, he wanted the captain to be a woman, but this proved too radical a vision for network executives in 1966 – it is only in 1995 that a new series, Star Trek: Voyager provided us with a female captain.Sexual Generations: ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ and Gender

My mom asked me how I was going to caption this.  Well, I was going to say “sleepy triumvirate,” but before I even drew their faces, she knew which one was Kirk because only Kirk would sprawl across his friends’ laps like that.  And since she hasn’t seen much of the Reboot movies, that means that if there is one universal constant it is that in any universe James Tiberius Kirk will use his friends as pillows.    

  • Me:This character is gay and interested in this other character.
  • Canon:Uh, actually that character is straight.
  • Me:This character is bisexual and interested in this other character.
  • Canon:No, they are actively in a straight relationship like RIGHT NOW.
  • Me:This character is bisexual and polyamorous and interested in this other character.