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usscucuboth:

Nyota Uhura

Yes, she did wear the gold command department uniform, in two episodes, “The Corbomite Manoeuvre”, and “Mudd’s Women”.

That did throw me for a sec.

I can track in my own lifetime the evolution of people of color in the media. It was a huge deal for me as a kid to see Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek. Mae Jemison, my friend and the first African-American woman in space became a scientist and an astronaut because she saw Nichelle as Lt. Uhura on Star Trek. Star Trek has always been about diversity, Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. That’s very much the appeal of Star Trek to me, that and the hopeful nature of the vision. Blacks, women and minorities have always been a part of Star Trek and, over the 30 years Star Trek has been around, that has only grown and increased.

Star Trek is responsible for a lot of firsts. It had the first interracial kiss. I was the first African-American to direct an episode of Star Trek. We’re talking about the ideals that Star Trek embodies being reflected in the society in which it was created. It’s equally as important that young women see Kate Mulgrew as the captain of the Voyager as it is for young black children to see Avery Brooks as the captain of Deep Space Nine, as it was to see Nichelle on Star Trek or me on The Next Generation. I’m happy to be part of that, to be a part of something like Star Trek, that may make as big a difference in other people’s lives as it has made in mine.”

LeVar Burton in Starlog, May 1997 (via imadoctornotadragonslayer)

(Source: trekkiefeminist)

eerieearthling:

This particular moment in Star Trek is actually quite important. A lot of people don’t realise that understanding something is not the same as approving of something. This particular episode (A Taste of Armageddon) had a civilization where war was fought on computers instead of on the battlefield and instead of people dying in combat they would send the calculated amount of “casualities” into a camp to die. Kirk is outraged completely by this and rightly should be, but Spock is not so overtly disapproving. He understands why they might think their solution is better for their civilization and takes the time to think about why they are doing it. Even though he can understand why, he still believes it is wrong for them to be doing it. 

There is a separation between understanding something and  approving of something that a lot of people seem to miss. 

fuckyeahspaceship:

In 1992, plans were in the works to create a life-sized Starship Enterprise in downtown Las Vegas. The model ship would have been roughly as long as the Eiffel Tower is tall, and would have contained all the key rooms and areas from the original Star Trek series.

I’M SORRY WHY DID THIS NOT HAPPEN

I’M IMAGINING THE NERDIEST HOTEL ROOMS EVER

DO THIS

DO THIS, LAS VEGAS

AND I WILL VISIT YOU

do-you-have-a-flag:

PSA: do not get intimidated by star trek

there’s no wrong way to watch it

it has literally generations of fans who are super friendly and willing to help

spicyshimmy:

because nothing says christmas like your soulmate dying of radiation poisoning giving you one last goodbye kiss through the glass while your knees crumple under the weight of your sorrow, the upcoming 2015 wrath of khan hallmark christmas ornament is a must have!

hypatiaswrath:

Just another casual day on the Enterprise…

sounds about right

they are so totally chill for “oh, last week TIME GOT STUCK AGAIN FOR LIKE 14 DAYS STRAIGHT AND THE ENTERPRISE BLEW UP LIKE 12 OF THOSE TIMES AND ALSO THE BORG HAVE BEEN ACTIVE AGAIN

"so let’s just kick off monday morning with ‘tea, earl grey, hot’"