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bana05:

timeofthedecade:

If Spock dies in the new Star Trek movie, I’m going to stab something.

If Uhura’s character gets even more twisted and ridiculous than the last movie, I’m going to stab somebody.

And if Spock and Uhura’s “thing” doesn’t end in the new movie, I’m going to consider myself completely DONE with J. J. Abrams.

Honestly, the only things he could do to make me happy are:

  • Kill off his awful, twisted, shallow Uhura
  • Bring in Sybok
  • Actually address the fact that Kirk is completely unqualified to captain the Enterprise in this reboot
  • Have a throwback to Tarsus IV

But I doubt that will happen.

I can’t wait for the movie, but I’m preparing myself for disappointment just in case.

How is she awful, twisted, and/or shallow? o.O And why is it okay to kill off the only notable female member of the crew but not one of the plentiful male members?

She’s black & female so of course she deserves to die! After all, how dare she be amazing & loved & loving?

sinnerlikemoi

rant is a rant

bana05:

elegantbrows:

uhura in the 9 min footage..

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I really, really, really have a problem with people equating a woman showing love to a man as being weakened in character, especially when the woman is a black woman, because black women are never, ever allowed to be loved and loved in return in a capacity where it is in one’s face and unapologetic. You’ll never, ever, ever be able to convince me TOS!Uhura wasn’t bringing boys to her yard without the need for alien intervention - hell, we saw her do it to Spock (subtly, however, because a black woman being unapologetically loved by anyone would cause people to flip then…and now, apparently).  But that the audiences had no problem with aliens getting love but not the melanin-abundant human woman on the bridge leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.  Women of color have never operated under the strictures of mainstream feminism; in fact, mainstream feminism has often run counter or at the expense of women of color.  So, what I saw in the 9-minute clip was someone who loved who she loved and yet was still able to do her job.  She wasn’t wringing her hands and being useless.  She was multifaceted, and I wonder why many feminists want to equate being a fully realized female character with also being loveless, especially when men aren’t held to the same standard to being considered a fully realized male character.

Now you know black women can’t be loving, smart, strong, talented & loved in any mainstream media. Folks might start thinking we’re full fledged human beings with complex narratives of our own.

science-officer-spock

bana05:

science-officer-spock:

….so you ladies want to hear some vulcan lute? ;)

Look at those smiles!

fuguesque

bite, crunch.: Scotty/Uhura in canon (it happened)

bana05:

lovelylumpy:

kayverse:

Hi, just a small PSA about Uhura.

In the original series Uhura and Spock NEVER got together. EVER. Like, literally, it was the weirdest thing I’d ever seen when they did in 2009. I’m not bashing the Spock/Uhura ship, ship what you’d like but I’m just saying that S/U wasn’t canon…

My mother, who is a die-hard Trekkie, wasn’t the least bit surprised about Spock/Uhura. According to her, there was chemistry and the two had their moments…

*Shrug* there’s no telling what the original show would have featured if it weren’t for the networks’s racial prejudice against the concept of Uhura (you can’t really even say they tolerated her what with all the low stunts they pulled with the actress Nichelle Nichols). 

In a lot of ways, I can’t help but feel as though the decision to have Spock/Uhura was meant to right a few wrongs from the past.

Boom.

Anyone who has seen Uhura singing to Spock in the original series already knows the deal, but really this isn’t about the original series (hello reboot) this is about people ignoring the fact that Uhura is human. Funny how easy it is for some folks to decide that black women can be smart, strong, & loved. Gee I wonder why?

bana05:

thempress:

kirstinmersamming:

picnicsatasgard:

ssvaliant:

allanson:

kittybrainzz:

looks like he is just as confused and disgusted by the spock/uhura pairing as I am.

Oh god that comment :D. I like to say that his face here is the representation of the whole Star Trek TOS fandom at this turn of events. I feel you, Kirk.

And this is Scotty’s face in this scene:

“Dude, what are our future spouses doing?”
“I don’t know, sir. I just don’t know.”

I AM STILL CONFUSED BY THIS
WHO THOUGHT SPOCK/UHURA WOULD MAKE SENSE IN ANY UNIVERSE
WHO

Uh… how about Gene Roddenberry? He has said that Spock and Uhura were very close( like he was her mentor or something , as seen in XI) and had plans for a Spock/Uhura relationship in later seasons but TOS got cancelled before he can do that…sooo yea it wasn’t just out of nowhere. 

Is there any fandom where people are douchebags?
Scratch that, since this is one of the oldest fandoms I know the answer to that. 



Y’all need to send booze with these reblogs. Really, Spock/Uhura haters mean I need at least two martinis if you don’t want me to act the fuck up.

bana05:

thempress:

kirstinmersamming:

picnicsatasgard:

ssvaliant:

allanson:

kittybrainzz:

looks like he is just as confused and disgusted by the spock/uhura pairing as I am.

Oh god that comment :D. I like to say that his face here is the representation of the whole Star Trek TOS fandom at this turn of events. I feel you, Kirk.

And this is Scotty’s face in this scene:

“Dude, what are our future spouses doing?”

“I don’t know, sir. I just don’t know.”

I AM STILL CONFUSED BY THIS

WHO THOUGHT SPOCK/UHURA WOULD MAKE SENSE IN ANY UNIVERSE

WHO

Uh… how about Gene Roddenberry? He has said that Spock and Uhura were very close( like he was her mentor or something , as seen in XI) and had plans for a Spock/Uhura relationship in later seasons but TOS got cancelled before he can do that…sooo yea it wasn’t just out of nowhere. 

Is there any fandom where people are douchebags?

Scratch that, since this is one of the oldest fandoms I know the answer to that. 

Y’all need to send booze with these reblogs. Really, Spock/Uhura haters mean I need at least two martinis if you don’t want me to act the fuck up.

So…

sourcedumal:

bryndonovan:

Martha just happens to be the least favorite Doc Who companion?

Cassie just happens to be the least popular Dean Winchester girlfriend? 

And it has nothing to do with racism?

Bullshit.

Lets not forget that people CHEERED when Tara died in True Blood, as well as folks calling Alisha a bitch on Misfits, Mercedes being lazy (and apparently, fat black women can never get a white man) on Glee and Uhura being ragged on for kissing Spock in Star Trek.

But it ain’t about racism tho. Despite black women in fandoms getting shit on the most, it ain’t about racism. Nope. It just ALWAYS happens to be the black woman…

Welp…

spockvarietyhour
spastasmagoria:

ktempest:

[Image: Whoopi Goldberg, in costume as Guinan from Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Nichelle Nichols, standing close and smiling, possibly on set of the show. They look very happy.]
Needed something to make me smile today. I love this picture, I’ll have to hunt down the print because it appears to be an official promotional pic from the copyright stuff at the bottom.
I’ve read a few interviews with Whoopi when she talked about how important it was to see Uhura on her TV every week as a child, which is why she loved Star Trek and wanted to be on TNG. That combined with knowing that Nichelle stayed on the show because Martin Luther King Jr. told her that her role was important (even if it wasn’t so great acting-wise) for exactly the reason Whoopi cited makes this picture even more poignant and wonderful. 

I SHIP IT.

spastasmagoria:

ktempest:

[Image: Whoopi Goldberg, in costume as Guinan from Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Nichelle Nichols, standing close and smiling, possibly on set of the show. They look very happy.]

Needed something to make me smile today. I love this picture, I’ll have to hunt down the print because it appears to be an official promotional pic from the copyright stuff at the bottom.

I’ve read a few interviews with Whoopi when she talked about how important it was to see Uhura on her TV every week as a child, which is why she loved Star Trek and wanted to be on TNG. That combined with knowing that Nichelle stayed on the show because Martin Luther King Jr. told her that her role was important (even if it wasn’t so great acting-wise) for exactly the reason Whoopi cited makes this picture even more poignant and wonderful. 

I SHIP IT.

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