The Apple

oh hey rest of away team, you move out, we need to stay and watch this amazing thing

come on spock, it’s happening

look at their intense, fascinated faces

antici…pation

what could be happening

what astonishing creature did they spot

it’s…

bones

it’s literally just bones beaming down

and then beaming

because jim knew bones was going to love the planet and just wanted to see the look on bones’ face

<3

Are there like… any other parents on Vulcan? Like are Sarek and Amanda single-handedly raising every single child they encounter? Every child who sets foot on the planet now belongs to them? Like they meet some other Vulcan’s kid and go “hello, I’m your parent now” and then just take off with them? Is that what happened?

  • Someone: why is startrek pandering to sjws now!!
  • Me entering the room with a glass of fresh ice tea: every series in the star trek franchise has embraced radically progressive ideas. its simply that over time, mainstream ideals began to match theirs, until these radical ideas were nothing more than the standard. Every series from TOS to Enterprise has been met with conservative backlash and years from now, the new generation will look back at discovery and think how anyone could have possibly seen it as progressive, if not a little out-dated, the same way we look back at TOS.
  • Me, finishing my ice tea and leaving the room, but i look back and stare directly into the camera: this struggle between old vs. new transcends all barriers and is rooted in the very core of human nature. Shifting new to be our old is part of progress, it is a cycle non of us can escape.

“Please state the nature of the medical emergency.”

Robert Picardo trades in his Voyager jumpsuit for a classic TOS tunic and trousers.

Trivia: If we accept a line of dialog heard in Star Trek: The Animated Series as canon, then the TOS era Starfleet uniforms were made of an algae-based fabric called Xenylon.