is it too early to do a “list of things we want in stxiii” post?
- no more whitewashing
- better developed female characters
- jim not being a douche to women (more broadly, jim not being a douche)
- philosophy (suck it, JJ)
- 3D chess (where Jim doesn’t fucking cheat, fuck you Star Trek video game)
- space family moments
- MOAR BONES
- A NEW FUCKING STORY NOT A REHASH OF AN OLD ONE
the women are the strong ones, truly.
look, i mean, quite aside from the idea that the kirk shirtless scene cancels out the underwear scene (although: nope) or that a cut brindlebee shower scene would’ve done it (although: still nope), could somebody please tell jj abrams that watching a dude ignore a request to avert his eyes in favor of open-mouthed gaping at what is essentially a woman in a bikini suuuuuper doesn’t make me think “womanizer” or “ladies man” or whatever? it makes me think “teenage boy who has never seen a naked lady before.” it makes me think “would be terrible in bed.” it makes me think “ew.”
like, o b v i o u s l y that’s not the biggest problem here — there are so many bigger problems here — but i feel like the line i keep hearing people come back to in defense of this is that the underwear scene was meant to like, establish kirk’s ~exciting personality trait~ of seducing and banging everything in sight, but like? that’s also??? a failure??? because that kind of graceless gawping doesn’t indicate someone who is good at sex or has a lot of it?? for pretty much the same reasons that i wouldn’t look at someone poking at a palette of paints with an expression of shocked and bemused wonder and think wow i bet they are a master painter??? i just???
i mean i’ve got a thousand objections to the kirk-as-a-womanizer argument anyway — can’t kirk just be someone who likes sex, why does it have to have this ~power~ piece to it, what is with all the weird women-are-bodies-first-and-people-second cues, this is supposed to be the future i mean for real, did we really have to go with literal sex kittens, tos kirk would punch this dude in the face — but i also just wanted to write this down somewhere because like. jj. if you’re going to do a bunch of super gross shit to convince me someone is wham-bam-thank-you-ma’aming with half the federation, the least you could do is not… also… do a really bad job of convincing me of that? again, it’s so far from my biggest issue with all this that it’s laughable but like, insult to injury, c’mon now.
tos kirk would punch this dude in the face YES YES YES YES among other things TOS Kirk has actually whacked Trelane in the face (with a glove, if I recall correctly) for disrespecting a woman. Also, and I quote, ‘I don’t like the way [Methuselah] orders [Rayna] around.’ ALSO ALSO ‘there’s only one kind of woman [or man, for that matter]. You either believe in yourself or you don’t.’
that text post is pretty relatable. a bit too relatable in fact. the blood tests came back in. we’re brothers
“While still in high school I got my first real job in the theater - as a stage manager. I was fifteen years old and had absolutely no experience. Looking back, I suspect I got the job because I was young and good-looking and oh so terribly naive. A well-known French male…
Gene Roddenberry, from personal conversations with Gene in 1990, at La Costa, CA
We love classic Trek because its creator promoted equality.
The Battle of Wolf 359
“Hiya Jimmy boy.”
lotr trilogy + colours requested by anonymous
it has been one of my greatest dreams to beat the living shit out of something at least once so god fucking help anybody that ever tries to assault me because i will be brimming with every violent urge that i have ever tucked away in my entire life