She’ll be talking to me about something. Suddenly the words fade into silence. A cloud comes into her eyes and they go blank. She’s somewhere else, away from me, someone I don’t know. I call her, she doesn’t even hear me. Then, with a long sigh, she’s back. Looks at me brightly, doesn’t even know she’s been away, can’t tell me where or when.
Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson both had massive crushes on John F. Kennedy, Jr. After the royal ladies divorced their husbands in 1996, they joked how they would compete for JFK, Jr. and become American royalty instead.
This episode of Star Trek aired in 1998, and was set in the 1950’s. Why are we still dealing with identical scenarios? Why are the same racism, police violence, and systemic injustices at play in 2014?