Category: ENT

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enterprisenx01:

“I wanted to tell her right then, but I couldn’t”

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Starfleet’s finest diplomat

Most of my recent Star Trek reaction gifs in o…

Most of my recent Star Trek reaction gifs in one handy post. Enjoy.

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ravenamore:

Isn’t there stuff saying that if the show got more seasons, Reed was supposed to come out? 

It always seemed to me that they were building up to it – the girl chasing that never seemed to actually end in sex was sort of a red flag for me. And the very last episode, when Riker was talking to Reed in the holodeck. Riker asked Reed something about him caring about Tucker, and Reed went into frantic  “no homo” denials. 

captaincrusher:

Heteronormativity is that when men fight with other men on tv it’s seen as aggressive and macho but when a man and a woman does it it inevitably ends with sex.

Hayes and Reed wrestling in torn shirts has high homoerotic qualities that should be harnessed for the good of mankind.

captaincrusher:

Wow the sexual tension between Hayes and Reed in Enterprise…

Yet Reed is straight. Really straight.

There was rumors when the show was on that Reed was coming out as gay and Dominic Keating apparently called Braga to talk about it. Braga then mocked him and the idea quite mercilessly, according to Braga himself. I’m not 100 % positive that the writers actually discussed him being gay before the show, but I believe it was like with Geordi LaForge. It was discussed early on and rejected early on (Don’t forget Rick Berman was head honcho on Enterprise).

Dominic Keating has hinted that he played Reed sort of bi anyway.

I think the episode where Tucker and Reed are stuck in the shuttle and think they’re about to die would have been the perfect opportunity for Reed to come out. Reed always had this frantic no homo thing, as you correctly name it, going on. In that episode he starts to talk about all these girls he’s supposedly been with in such a way that I read it 100 % as someone overcompensating while in the closet. Being alone out there with his best friend (if not the man he loves) would be his chance to finally talk about it. 

If Reed and Tucker weren’t two men that episode, with them both being stuck together huddling for warmth while getting drunk, would have ended with them getting together. That is a CLASSIC romance plot.  

In the episode where they are told they got stuck on Enterprise and died there, he was the one that “didn’t end up with anyone”. Again, it’s so easy to read as someone that’s in the closet.

He’s clearly awkward around women and has that whole thing where he wrestles Hayes in a tank top.

tl;dr: Reed consistently reads as a man in the closet. 

… but that’s none of my business.

… but that’s none of my business.

Star Trek reaction gifs that you can’t live wi…

Star Trek reaction gifs that you can’t live without straight from the presses once again.

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Wow the sexual tension between Hayes and Reed in Enterprise…

Yet Reed is straight. Really straight.

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So there’s an episode of Enterprise where a woman from a religious cult tells Phlox he wants an abortion.

Phlox tells Archer.

Archer tells her husband so he can use it to prove she’s “unhappy” with their religious war.

I mean… how many layers of ethically fucked up is that? I get that Archer is trying to save his crew and all that but does Phlox regularly tell him about his patients personal thoughts and requests? Archer can then use that information however he wants???

mental-leaps: My take on the Jonathan Archer/T…

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My take on the Jonathan Archer/Trip Tucker-bromance
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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.