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It kills me how people are complaining about Yael’s storyline saying things like “oh no! Degrassi’s going to have teens thinking they’re gender fluid just because they don’t like gender roles!” I’m pretty sure the point is to educate teens on the concept of gender fluidity/the term genderqueer, and to give those who are genderqueer media representation.

Even if a teen did start questioning themselves as a direct result of watching degrassi…so what? They’re either going to realize that they’re non binary, that they do fit into the male or female binaries, and/or that you don’t have to follow certain rules or behaviors to perfectly fit into any category. It’s okay to question societal norms and discover that you deviate from them, and it’s also okay to realize that after exploring other possibilities that maybe you do fall in line with what society taught you.

Basically my point is that one of degrassi ’s biggest themes is that your teen years are a time of self discovery and exploration, so if you have a problem with the Yael genderqueer storyline, have we been watching the same show since 2001, or are you new here?


Full House: The Next Generation

Today in my brain, we are apparently playing a game called “Check, Please characters + Star Trek: TNG = angst!” I don’t know why either, but why else am I on Tumblr if not to share these weird headcanons with you, fandom people of the internet?

So I was talking to @zombizombi about the Purrs post and then immediately after that a post about Data and his cat on TNG, and my brain said, “Oh. Think about Kent overidentifying with Data.” And then I went and developed the reasoning more in a convo with @garden-of-succulents (slightly cleaned up version here):

1) His cat ownership is the thing people think makes him the most relatable.

2) That whole storyline where Data learned to play the violin to try to become more human, but was told that because he played it perfectly every time in exactly the same way, no one could connect. If that isn’t some gifted child shit right there. The thing that people value you for is also the thing they revile you for. Kent can’t help being good at hockey, and it’s all people seem to want him for, so what choice does he have but to keep excelling? (garden-of-succulents: wins all the things. criticism: “he’ll do anything to win”)

3) Data’s doomed love for Tasha Yar. She was the only person who ever *actually* tried to treat him like a full human, she died in S1, and he carried that hologram of her around the entire rest of TNG. Because how could he let go of the only person who ever seemed to get him?

All I’m saying is, the day TNG showed up on Netflix was kind of a good news/bad news situation for Kent’s mental health and the analogies he started using with his therapist.

Bonus round: Jack edition

What if… what if everyone expects Jack to identify with Data or Spock or some other logic-based, driven character, but the one he really identified with was Wesley Crusher?

Jack who beat an NHL player in a shootout at whatever young age it was. Jack whose very busy parent brought him along to work all the time but often ended up kind of accidentally abandoning him. Jack who was expected to follow in his parent’s footsteps, but got fucked up by all the pressure.

garden-of-succulents: Ahahaha Jack, meeting Wil Wheaton on camera: “I loved you in Star Trek.”
His fans: *have a massive meltdown over Jack’s AWFUL TASTE*

rhysiana: Jack and Wil: *exchange an entirely too knowing glance and nod*

Thoughts On “The Orville”

The Orville is the type of sci-fi that could only be made in the Trump era. It’s shallow, doesn’t keep it’s promises, and made for simple people. At it’s best it’s inoffensive. At it’s worst it’s inoffensive and boring.

Imagine Star Trek:TNG with a much bigger budget, but didn’t bother using any of it for real writers. But blew it’s entire wad on carbon copy paper, a trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s ego, and the rest was used to pick up a cheap knockoff from a South Asian country.

It’s like MacFarlane’s Family Guy, basically he took a better show rubbed his taint on it. Then because there is no God someone at the Fox Network gave him a shit load of cash for it. 

Speaking of Star Trek: TNG, The Orville takes everything it can from it. The art direction, it’s sterility, its concepts (holodeck and android science officer), its sets all crib from TNG. There’s homage, there’s inspired by, and then there’s blatant rip off. In the latter is where The Orville lives. 

So if you’re one of the bro’s “That loves Seth man because he’s so un-pc.” Congrats, you ruined this country and he made you a sci-fi show. 

If you’re anyone else, when The Orville is on turn on Netflix and watch TNG. It’s a better way to spend an hour, and it has more episodes than what The Orville will ever have.

Just a long speech about the awesomeness of Kathryn Janeway…

Voyager aired on fridays when it premiered in my country. I had just turned 13 and was spending most fridays with my friends. It was impossible to tell them that I wanted to stay at home to watch Star Trek, I didn’t want to be too geeky. I saw random episodes here and there. I remember thinking that Be’lana was so cool, and Chakotay very good looking. But I didn’t really pay attention to Janeway, and I didn’t love Voyager as I had TNG.

A few months ago, I was bored at home, when netflix suggested Voyager and that sounded like a fun thing to mindlessly watch to pass time. It was the beginning of a great obsession and love for Voyager that I’m sure will never end. I’m in awe of Janeway: her strength and passion, intelligence and inquisitivity, and all over beauty. Not to forget her sass and eyerolls. She just amazing.

I feel sorry for the teenage me who didn’t allow herself to be absorbed by something she would have loved. But i’m also glad that I found Janeway now, as an adult, because I think I can relate to her more. She is powerfull and decisive, but underneath it she is also broken, and vulnerable. I love that she has darkness and light within her at the same time, that she can be both merciless and caring. It’s inspiring that she, a women in popculture, is allowed to be so many contradictory things. And in that she is a role model in both what I want to be and what I don’t want be.

I guess I just love Kathryn Janeway.

marinermo  asked:

If I want to start watching TNG on Netflix, is there any specific place I should start that isn't episode 1 and are there any episodes I should outright skip?

I kind of feel like you need to go through the bad to appreciate the good, but honestly episode 1 will have ramifications down the line, so while it’s not very good, it has good moments and sets up a lot.

Definitely skip:

-The Naked Now (AKA the crew gets drunk from a virus and everyone is embarrassed. Only important info is Data and Yar are… intimate).

-Code of Honor (AKA the planet of black people and even the director was fired for being a racist craphead)

-Haven (AKA the planet where “gender roles are reversed and everything is embarrassing”)

-The Child (AKA the one where Counselor Troi is raped by an alien ball of light so it can give birth to itself. Only slightly less embarrassing than Avengers #200 because there is no incestual subtext or actual sex). Only important information is that this is the start of season 2, where Dr. Crusher is replaced by Dr. Pulaski for the season.

-The Outrageous Okona (AKA Annoying guy comes onboard who thinks he’s Han Solo but really he’s just irritating and reenacts Romeo and Juliet for some stupid reason. Bonus: Data tries to learn humor from Joe Piscopo)

-The Royale (AKA the story where a plot point centers on a badly-written book… in a script that is very badly written)

-Samaritan Snare (AKA the Enterprise crew are fooled by morons)

-Shades of Grey (AKA the clip show)

Skippable, but should probably skip through the episode itself for the good bits:

-The Last Outpost. Introduces the Ferengi, who you will likely hate, but has some interesting ideas here and there.

-Angel One. Some people like her, some people hate her - really comes down to personal preference, but it introduces Lwaxana Troi - Deanna Troi’s mother, who will reppear throughout the series.

-The Battle. Backstory for Picard, but has Ferengi antics.

-The Neutral Zone. Skip the crap with the frozen humans and just watch the stuff about the Romulans.


-The Arsenal of Freedom. Good sci-fi action (well, for TV at the time) and light character stuff. Very enjoyable.

-Skin of Evil. Important plot stuff. Some people think the villain is goofy, but I rather like it. Feels reminiscent of TOS in a good way.

-The Measure of a Man. Very good episode about Data’s rights - is he property or a person?

-Q Who. Introduces the Borg.

Everything else is negotiable. Some are good, some are… questionable, but otherwise watchable.

Inheritance - 7.10

Happy 2014, everyone! This episode was suggested a long-ass time ago by Eric, according to my notes. And according to Eric, this episode has “funky school marm dresses and Bev hair!” Truth. That’s also almost ALL it has, fashion-wise, so don’t get too excited.

The episode opens with a hilarious scene of pseudo-science explaining that the liquid core of some planet is solidifying. First of all: CAN THAT HAPPEN? DO I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT OUR MAGMA? WHAT ABOUT THE MANTLE? THE CRUST? Also, if you haven’t seen THE CORE, and you enjoy laughably terrible movies, do yourself a favor and check it out. 

Second of all, here are the scientists tasked with solving this issue:

Charlton Heston was unavailable for comment for this piece

Pran (the man) and Juliana here are both outfitted in pieces that start out simple but burst into brocade at the bottom. “Burst Into Brocade” is Bed Bath and Beyond’s 2014 ad campaign (it beat out “Sheets and Giggles”). Pran is clad in a dusty cinnamon, while Juliana is rocking a deep navy.

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