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thereallieutenantcommanderdata:

One thing I love about this episode is how they cut all the legal and philosophical arguments being deployed initially down to a level of fundamental morality.

What mattered wasn’t whether or not Data has achieved some vague condition of “sapience” or “consciousness”, concepts vaguely defined and ultimately unprovable (as Picard put it “prove that I’m conscious”), but rather, the moral matter.  Do we want a future where slavery is revived, or do we want a future of continued equality?

Measure of A Man is the best STNG episode.

I love that they put these words in the mouth of an alien played by a black woman,  an alien who has, in this story, never known this kind of racial discrimination, but whose appearance must remind someone as educated and socially aware as Picard of what used to happen down on his home planet, specifically to people who looked exactly like Guinan.

And that he, SJW that he is (oh he is) hadn’t come to this very obvious conclusion on his own is a very nice example of how unchecked privilege can deceive us.

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Me: how about seeing the notes on this post?

The tumblr app:

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umpirevampire:

sexuality:

  gay

  straight

  bisexual

 waiting for first contact with vulcans

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Spock in “If Memory Serves” | Star Trek Discovery

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This week Donald Trump is insulting Denmark because they didn’t want to sell him semi-autonomous Greenland. 

Last month he was angry at our prime minister for not breaking the Swedish constitution by interfering in the trial of an American rapper. 

Every week is like diplomatic roulette with that guy.

Which relationship will he ruin next week? Stay tuned! 

Imagine if you’ve never seen Star Trek before …

I would then assume every single character on Ds9 is in a poly-amorous relationship. 

nalyne: Star Trek or Porno 

nalyne:

Star Trek or Porno 

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captaincrusher:

One thing I miss in Star Trek is contemporary popular culture.

I mean, yeah I get that everyone has read Shakespeare. Everyone likes movies from the 1950’s. But where are the 23rd century romantic comedies? The 22nd century holo-adventures?

The benefit of having such a vast universe as Star Trek is that there’s nothing stopping them from having one character be really into listening to Bolian jagalaggaflaxen pop. Some other characters could have a heated debate on who’s going to win the finale of that reality show on Balancar where one of the contestants are partly eaten every week.

Where are the celebrities? Not everyone in Starfleet will have a picture of Zefram Cochrane on the wall in their quarters. There has to be people that attend concerts, read new books and read trashy magazines to find out if Bkex and Marla Quartz are having a baby.

References I like to this effect: B’Elanna reading Klingon romance. Julian and Garak discussing modern theatre.

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ashtylerdefensesquad:

@michaelburnhamfanclub​ Team up!

ya-boi-mccoy:

Good Omens but Michael is Michael Burnham

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fortheloveoftrekuniverse:

kIND OF DIGGING THE GREEN SUIT THOUGH

cecedecat-trek:

Zach on set for Boys in the Band 🎵

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