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On earth, we call this racist behaviour, dear Vulcan Director. You must have great fear of human nature.

S: Acceptance with honors is her due. 
D: By conventional decision parameters, yes. 
S: Your hesitation is to do with her nature?
D: Certainly, her nurture is unquestionable.
S: I have created in her a being of exquisite logic to rival the best of our species.
D: An accomplishment you have achieved not once but twice. Your ward, Michael, and your son, Spock.
S: What has my son to do with this situation? He has not yet begun his studies at the Science Academy.
D: Upon completion, he will apply to the Vulcan Expeditionary Group, and then there will be not one but two non-Vulcans in its ranks.
S: Spock is - Half-Vulcan.
D: Another of your experiments.


Normally we see Latin American actors playing gangsters and drug dealers, yet since you emerged on the big screen, you have been playing characters that are often reserved for white guys. How do you do that?


Star Trek: The Motion Picture (The Director’s Edition - 2001)

The Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture boasted a tightened pacing and restructured scenes, a new sound mix and several new vfx shots that were meant to blend in in and enhance the storytelling. As of this time it has not received a BluRay treatment.


Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Director - J. J. Abrams, Cinematography - Dan Mindel

“You think your world is safe? It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace. For I have returned to have my vengeance. So, shall we begin?”

I love that by the time we get to Star Trek Beyond, the Fanfiction Eyes™ have been so infamous that when they wrote the opening shot, someone had to be like “Okay, so how about–FULL SCREEN BABY BLUES!” and I’m not saying it was Simon Pegg, but it was probably Simon Pegg.

Whoever it was, God bless you.


Star Trek (2009)

Director - JJ Abrams, Cinematography - Dan Mindel

“The purpose is to experience fear, fear in the face of certain death, to accept that fear, and maintain control of oneself and one’s crew. This is the quality expected in every Starfleet captain.”

Godzilla: King of the Monsters crew update

As per IMDB:

The musical score will be composed by John Powell (Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Chicken Run)

Production designer is Scott Chambliss (Star Trek)

Art director is David Scott (Jurassic World, Tron Legacy)

“Creature designer” is Tim Martin (lots of special effects credits, but the most relevant seem to be creature design on Harbinger Down and makeup design on the 2011 The Thing)


This Day in Trek

Star Trek: The Next Generation (Actor & Director)

Star Trek: Generations (Actor)

Star Trek: First Contact (Actor & Director)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Director)

Star Trek: Insurrection (Actor & Director)

Star Trek: Voyager (Actor & Director)

Star Trek: Nemesis (Actor)

Star Trek: Enterprise (Actor)

Star Trek: Discovery (Director)

August 19, 1952 - Happy Birthday Jonathan Frakes!


Fans have always experienced a bit of confusion over Chekov recognizing Khan (and vice versa) as Walter Koenig didn’t join the cast of Star Trek until the second season, but Star Trek II director Nicholas Meyer told them not to worry about it on the commentary track for the movie. He states that he could have put a character that had been in around in the first season, such as Uhura, on board the Reliant but that he simply liked Chekov more. He then cited the fact that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle frequently contradicted himself in his Sherlock Holmes books, offering that as proof that continuity doesn’t matter much as long as the stories are still engaging.

For the record: Greg Cox’s non-canon Khan-centric novel To Reign In Hell establishes that Chekov was on board the ship and was even part of the landing party that delivered the genetically augmented dictator to Ceti Alpha V. William Rostler’s Star Trek II Biographies, published as a tie-in to the film, has Chekov stating that he has no idea how Khan knew who he was…unless he had somehow memorized the entire Starfleet personnel roster, which is a pretty baller move.