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?
uhura in the 9 min footage..
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.
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?
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…