Author: Captain Crusher

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captaincrusher:

Uhh, I’m watching that Enterprise episode where T’Pol goes through a “premature” pon farr and I hate it.

Spock was angry, moody and slightly violent. T’Pol runs around in her underwear trying to force herself on her crew mates.

That whole thing is a male fantasy. Like, of course she can’t just become reclusive and pissed, she has to become so horny she can’t control herself.

The way they wrote T’Pol is really often unbearably sexist.

The main thing I feel with how they wrote T’Pol is that she is almost always powerless.

Powerless to her urges, to her disease, to the whims of High Command, to mental manipulation, to emotion. Archer can always overpower her, despite her supposed superior strength.

I have written about this before. The writers constantly break her down and sexualize her at the same time, which gives this impression that they fetischize her powerlessness and lack of control.

(I’ve tried to find another word instead of fetischize but that’s the most accurate one I can find.)

Again, that’s a male fantasy. They took a character that had the outline to be strong and independent and broke her into little pieces. Because non-emotional, strong and independent female characters aren’t attractive.

I like parts of Enterprise but it’s almost painful to watch these T’Pol episodes. Jolene Blalock plays vulnerable so well. She’s great at showing how T’Pol breaks. But I hate to watch it.

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captaincrusher:

Me: I love Star Trek.

Also me: Let me tell you everything that’s wrong with Star Trek

A non-Trekkie: Starts talking about everything that’s wrong with Star Trek.

Me:

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Me: I love Star Trek.

Also me: Let me tell you everything that’s wrong with Star Trek

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captaincrusher:

Why hasn’t natural evolution made “Oh Voy” a thing in the Voyager fandom though?

For example:

Oh voy, that episode was a hell of a ride.

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Why hasn’t natural evolution made “Oh Voy” a thing in the Voyager fandom though?

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tal-shiar-fashion-police:

My mother and school mates forcing their love for social gatherings on 12 years old me

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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.

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.

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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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idiot-riker:

The fact that the exact fuckin outfit I was trying to find was the first thing to come up when I googled this is really something

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