Author: Captain Crusher

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 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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reasonably-annoyed-fog:

my favourite recurring joke is that people in star trek are secretly big time into trash. Picard basically plays an unhealthy amount of LA Noire. B’Elanna reading klingon romance was not a unique incident, we have Quark catching Odo reading some raunchy stuff, and Jadzia buys Bashir straight-up porn at Nog’s yard sale, because of course she does.

we also get some neat insights into the holo industry in the episode where the Doctor’s holo novel gets published without his consent and becomes a big hit in the alpha quadrant

what I personally would like to see explored: how do people in deep space keep up with pop culture? I assume people either stock up on entertainment when they visit a starbase or the internet of the future is really fucking good. Do trends reach Deep Space 9 a little later than the rest of the federation? Does Quark sometimes order a new holosuite programme two years after it came out? And how do cultural influences work? Is somewhere out there a romulan ensign who got his hands on some old YA novels and smuggles it back home, creating a cult following the federation doesn’t even know about until the political landscape changes?

captaincrusher:

The rest of Star Trek is equally focused on classical music as well. The Klingons are known for opera, so that’s also quite classical.

There’s an episode of Voyager where we get to hear some more modern Klingon music. It sounds more like noise, because it’s supposed to be annoying stuff from teenagers, but it’s still interesting to get a glimpse of something new.

The Bajorans have some… flutes.

peridotsarelongterm:

I’ve often wondered this about the music in particular. I haven’t watched much of the 90s series, but from TOS and TNG it feels like what they have is:

  • Classical stuff, like Mozart
  • Folk/hippie music played on bicycle wheels
  • Whatever that late 60s/Fifth Dimension-sounding stuff is that Uhura sings (and that Prime subtitles surround with the number 6 for some reason)

Where is the classic rock? The soul? Stuff from outside the US, too? Did that get lost in the 1990s dark ages and it was never recoverable?

I would love to live in Trek universe, but I’d miss the fuck out of varied music.

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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regina-cordium:

i physically couldn’t stop myself

ambassadorquark:

this image.

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peridotsarelongterm:

Yeah, I couldn’t take that. Classical is great, but it’s not dance music. How am I supposed to bump and grind drunk Worf with just Data playing a Bajoran flute? I guess at least the Klingon youth stuff sounds like metal. That’s something.

captaincrusher:

The rest of Star Trek is equally focused on classical music as well. The Klingons are known for opera, so that’s also quite classical.

There’s an episode of Voyager where we get to hear some more modern Klingon music. It sounds more like noise, because it’s supposed to be annoying stuff from teenagers, but it’s still interesting to get a glimpse of something new.

The Bajorans have some… flutes.

peridotsarelongterm:

I’ve often wondered this about the music in particular. I haven’t watched much of the 90s series, but from TOS and TNG it feels like what they have is:

  • Classical stuff, like Mozart
  • Folk/hippie music played on bicycle wheels
  • Whatever that late 60s/Fifth Dimension-sounding stuff is that Uhura sings (and that Prime subtitles surround with the number 6 for some reason)

Where is the classic rock? The soul? Stuff from outside the US, too? Did that get lost in the 1990s dark ages and it was never recoverable?

I would love to live in Trek universe, but I’d miss the fuck out of varied music.

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.

I was told off by @supjello​ in the tags for ignoring Riker and Harry jazzing it up on trombone and clarinet. So there’s something there, although I would argue that music that’s 400 years old at that point is still somewhat classical.

I posted a clip with the Klingon music here

I kinda like it? It sounds like it could be music but it’s also very strange and alien. That short clip is as close as we get to fresh, new music in Star Trek.

Speaking of the lack of new music in Star Trek…

Speaking of the lack of new music in Star Trek, here’s that scene in Voyager where Doc gets to listen to youthful, Klingon tunes.