How does it feel?
So this hilarious picture was posted on Reddit yesterday.
We all made lots of jokes about how…
Really looking forward to seeing you at Denver Comic Con. I’ve thought about this for a while, and knowing how pressed for time you are, but still wanting to say something meaningful to you, I’m probably going to write you a note and give you that to read when you’re back in your hotel or back home or whatever. I don’t necessarily want the photo op, just for you to sign my con volunteer shirt. It takes a lot to be so awesome, it takes someone equally awesome to recognize that and not get all upset about it even if in the moment it’s not thrilling.
and I’m all pushing it going “What’s this?”
Thank you, Tumblr for making an email/permalink button. I often want one.
He said Star Trek is too “philosophical”? Screw that noise.
I don’t know when this interview happened but I AM SAD AND ANGRY NOW
The philosophies in Star Trek are kinda part of the actual setting. If you don’t get that, why are you allowed to make Star Trek movies.
Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that it’s philosophical. If you don’t want philosophical Science Fiction, there’s plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trek’s DNA, and if you’re given the captain’s chair, you’d better damn well respect that.
Look, here’s the thing: I love Star Trek. I love the philosophy, the ethical themes, the exploration of social issues. It made me be a better thinker. My first love was TNG, and then DS9 came along and there was this whole dark underbelly of the Federation thing going on and that was even cooler, and then there was Voyager and what do we do with our high and mighty ethics out here all alone. It kept pushing. The movies did the same thing, and I still think my all-time favorite is Insurrection because it brought all those themes together and went screw this we’re gonna do what’s right. The Captain (oh captain, my captain) went rogue because it was the right thing to do. When I was a teenager I read so very many novels and don’t make me tell you about how awesome Vulcan is, the planet, the philosophy, all that. It made me appreciate the politics we live with in the real world on an entirely different level. (And I must be okay at politics after studying it for 8 years.)
I have not seen the new cosmic reset Star Trek movie. Nor will I see the new one coming out this weekend. I can’t bear to see them forsake the core of the genre just to make money, especially because I refuse to believe they can’t keep make money without abandoning the philosophy or resetting the universe. There wasn’t anything wrong with that universe. They just gave up on it.