star trek fandom

Let’s not kid ourselves on this for one minute—the Star Trek fandom has never, at any point in history, been “chill” or “cool” or “hip” or “with it”.

We used to be basement-dwelling dweebs who hadn’t left the house in over a week. Now we’re netflix-binging dweebs who haven’t left the house in over a week. 

Convergence

Title: Convergence [Part 2]

Fandom: Star Trek

Relationships: future Scotty/Reader

Warnings: confusion and panic, theorizing of the worst possible situations

Prompt: the Reader gets pulled into the Star Trek universe and confusion ensues over the incident

A/N: Aww yeah, part 2!! Things are starting to pick up a bit more in this one. Also this part (and future ones) will have changes in the pov. Sometimes it will be from the reader’s perspective and other times it will be in like third person 

This is a part of a series! You can find the previous parts here: Part 1



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Sha Ka Ree: Chapter 13 (/14)
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 14/?
Fandom: Star Trek, Star Trek: The Original Series
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James T. Kirk/Spock
Characters: James T. Kirk, Spock (Star Trek), Christopher Pike, Brief appearances by OCs
Additional Tags: Slow Build, Survival, Mutual Pining, Sharing a Bed, side character death, But I promise You See It Coming, Like Miles Away, Sexual Tension, Explicit rating for later chapters, Time Travel, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Falling In Love, Eventual Relationships
Summary:

The year is 2258. Jim Kirk is a Lieutenant on the U.S.S. Farragut, Spock the science officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise. When the ships come together for a priority landing party, these two strangers find themselves fighting against the odds for a chance at life in an alien world, and the only way they’ll make it through is by relying on each other.


The /14 is because this is my chapter 13, but chapter 14 by AO3 standards. ANYWAY it’s up and I love you guys and I hope you enjoy! PART THREE BEGINS!

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What Ho, Garak! - Chapter 1 - LadyYateXel, tinsnip - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 5/13
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, DS1920s
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Julian Bashir/Elim Garak
Characters: Julian Bashir, Elim Garak, Benjamin Sisko, Jadzia Dax, Odo, Kira Nerys, Miles O'Brien, and a variety of convenient characters, insectoid and otherwise
Additional Tags: AU, Alternate Universe, Genteel Interbellum, sort of, Jeeves and Wooster - Freeform, Wodehouse, Pastiche, done with love!

Chapter 5: sharing the joy, what?

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A survey of fanfiction readers and writers.
As primary research for my research essay, I have created this survey to better understand who consumes and produces fanfiction, as well as to discover which categories, genres and fandoms are the most popular, and why.

Dear fanfiction lovers, please do me the biggest favour in helping me out with a research essay by filling in my survey! 

Any and all fanfiction readers and/or writers are welcome to respond, so pass it on to your friends/fandoms/communities - the more the merrier! Thank you xxx

LIKE IF YOU’VE UNEXPECTEDLY JOINED A FANDOM AND HAD NO IDEA IT WOULD CONSUME YOUR SOUL
  • Me: Reads/watches fiction because I can't cope with the real world.
  • Also me: Reads fanfiction because I can't cope with the real fictional world.
The search for trekkies

Every 7 years I feel a sudden urge to watch a lot of Star Trek and since my dormant Star Trek-feelings have awakened this year, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to follow more Star Trek tumblrs. 

Reblog/like this if you post Star Trek (TOS, AOS, TNG, VOY, etc.) sometimes or all the time, so that I can follow you. That is if you want a geeky 20 year old woman to follow you. It would help me out a lot because I honestly need more of Shatner’s ripped shirts, Nimoy’s flawless makeup and Kelley’s cute face on my dash. Seriously though, DeForest Kelley was SO CUTE. SO. CUTE. God damn him and his little booty shake…

  • Person: They can't die! They're the main character!
  • Sherlock Fandom:
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  • Game of Thrones Fandom:
  • Marvel Fandom:
  • Harry Potter Fandom:
  • Merlin Fandom:
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fandom:
  • Divergent Fandom:
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  • Star Trek Fandom:
  • Once Upon a Time Fandom:
  • DC Fandom:
  • Being Human Fandom:
  • The 100 Fandom:
  • Tumblr: You must be new here.

From the very beginning science fiction was very male-focused or male-controlled. There were a few women involved, but an awful lot of them were just the wives of the fans. So when Star Trek started, it had a very large female component, which I think the networks never really understood…they persisted in feeling that all Star Trek fans were sixteen-year-old guys with acne who wore eighty-seven buttons on their shirts. I mean, we tried to tell them, but they never listened. A lot of people were drawn into fandom because of Star Trek, many of them women, and the old-line fans started to feel like they were losing their grip on their own hobby…

I’m not being very polite about this but, again, it was just a question of, ‘I want to talk about Asimov and you’ve never even heard of Asimov, so why are you trying to take over? There are so many of you!’ I mean, we had about four thousand attending the Worldcon in 1967, and then when Elyse Rosenstein and I decided to do our own convention, it was so many more people. So the science-fiction fans sort of felt overwhelmed and there was a certain amount of hostility.

— 

Devra Langsam, quoted in The Fifty-Year Mission Volume 1 by Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross.

Interesting to hear from one of the key women figures in early Trek fandom on the dynamics of SF cons after Star Trek debuted, and how the resistance to Trek fans in SF was gendered.

For @calliatra for @fandomtrumpshate 

Happy Valentine’s Day, I bear headcanons. Spock and Kirk, after retirement. They have an interview together because they’re famous starship captains, but Spock prefers to be known as the First Officer. They’re both past caring about decorum, so they show up dressed in civilian clothes. Kirk’s dug out his old green shirt and a jacket with a vintage NASA pin. Spock is bundled up. They’ve got a ton of in-jokes; the interviewer is bemused but entirely delighted over how affectionate they are. The vulcans are no longer scandalized—“It’s that science genius with his human again.” 

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: gets a Netflix series
  • Star Wars: gets a new trilogy and a bunch of spinoff material
  • Big Hero 6: gets a TV series
  • Tangled: gets a TV series
  • Wreck-It-Ralph: gets a sequel
  • Hotel Transylvania: gets a TV series
  • Runaways: gets a Hulu series
  • Narnia: finally gets a 4th movie
  • Harry Potter: gets a play
  • The Maze Runner: gets a new prequel
  • Star Trek: gets a new series
  • Me: WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE