trekkies

It is seriously hilarious watching all these fandoms cry over a hiatus or their thing ending and then the Trekkies show up out of freaking NOWHERE like some kind of fandom drug dealer dangling our six shows, twelve movies, years of comics and novels, and fanfiction dating back to the 1960s in front of their faces like:

“Hey. Hey kid. Get into Star Trek. Get in and you’ll never run out. Ever.”

Nichols planned to leave the show to sing and dance on broadway.

She remembers MLK saying to her: “‘I am the biggest Trekkie on the planet, and I am lieutenant Uhura’s most ardent fan… Do you not understand what God has given you? … You have the first important non-traditional role, non-stereotypical role. … You cannot abdicate your position. You are changing the minds of people across the world, because for the first time, through you, we see ourselves and what can be.”

Nichols: “I met Whoopi Goldberg when [she] was doing The Next Generation and she had told me when Star Trek came on she was 9 years old and she said she turned the TV on and saw me and ran through the house screaming: ‘Come quick, come quick. Theres a black lady on TV and she ain’t no maid!’ And that did something to my heart, so I knew that I had made the right decision, because as Dr. King said, you have been chosen.”

“I think it’s been one of the most remarkable things in my career … that this one character that was a gift to me … became this iconic image and inspired and impacted so many people’s lives in positive ways.”


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I love Trekkies because we are so aware of how ridiculous Star Trek can be, and we will pick apart the episodes and point out how completely nonsensical the situation is and how the $20 budget was really showing in this one and how that ten-second-long significant look was entirely unnecessary and like we talk smack about our own show all the time, but you say something that tries to dismiss the originality or the purpose or the spirit of Star Trek and we will boldly defend it like no man has done before.

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The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing special edition, limited Star Trek coins to commemorate the series’ 50th anniversary. There are a few more coins that I haven’t posted at the link below.

Read more here:

The Royal Canadian Mint launches an out-of-this-world coin collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek [TM]

View all the coins here:

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WHAT THE HECK DID I JUST WATCH

things the star trek fandom does disturbingly well:

-slashfic

-beautiful gif and photo edits from the original series despite relatively low quality photo/video content

-gorgeous fanart that puts other “mainstream” art to shame

-finding the gay characters right away

-incredible meta-analysis and headcanons

-making things that aren’t star trek about star trek

-gay shipfics

-crying a lot

-elaborate cosplays that require intensive makeup and costume skills to pull off (and we do!)

-dying and being dead

-gay fanfiction

-dropping star trek references into everyday conversation

-staying alive for 50 fucking years despite the original show getting rejected once, canceled early, and no one wanting to “market to nerds” after it ended

-collective suffering

-more gay

From all of us in the SPN family

Hi there! Yes, I’m talking to YOU whatever fandom you may be in. If you are in the fandom known as: 

Potterheads


Sherlockians

Whovians

Tributes

Directioners 

Ringers

Game of Thrones

Or ANY OTHER FANDOM (too many to count) 

We in the SPN family

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