OH MY FUCKING GOD. THANK YOU
this is super interesting just to read through
y’know, I will yell about the reboot for feminist reasons, and plot reasons, and thematic reasons, and character development reasons.
but this—this is the reason I will cry about it.
Ok. It’s time to explain a thing.
To all the people still reblogging this post with comments like “But they had to show that Kirk was shallow and immature and had problems, so that he could grow and change and overcome those problems! He doesn’t have to be perfect!”
I am not arguing that Kirk shouldn’t have been rough around the edges. Not in the slightest. I’m not saying you’re wrong about Kirk’s character arc. On the contrary, I feel that some point-missing has occurred here.
What my original post was about:
- Kirk and Uhura
What your commentary is about:
Do you see the problem here?
Let me lay out the issue I have with this scene. (1) Uhura is treated badly in this scene and it is played for laughs. (2) This is demeaning to Uhura. (3) The fact that Kirk treats Uhura like this is worse than him simply being “immature” or “shallow”, but it is not treated as worse by the movie. Instead, it’s just portrayed as part of Kirk’s endearing rebelliousness. (4) This line of thinking ignores Uhura’s perspective and sends the message that (a) it is not so very bad for Kirk to demean her, and (b) she is just a prop for his character arc.
I don’t like that. It makes me ill. And I don’t like comments that play into that line of logic, even if you didn’t mean it like that.
I don’t need Kirk and Uhura to have a relationship based on mutual admiration and trust right off the bat in the reboot. But I do need them to have a relationship based on common decency and respect, because I have a hard time seeing a believable path from “lol I touched ur boob” to any kind of good working relationship, much less the kind of sweetness we see between them in the movies. If it does happen on-screen, then the implication that Uhura just lives with it and/or forgives Kirk his indiscretions at a later date is pretty creepy from a writing perspective. Basically the only way around this problem is to headcanon that Kirk apologized, and while I love that headcanon, I will not accept it as a substitute for decent treatment in the actual canon.
I want better from the reboot. I want scenes about Kirk and Uhura, not about Kirk and his reaction some boobs which belong to Uhura. I want the narrative to respect them both, and—in the long term—for them both to trust and love each other. Is that so much to ask?
Because NOBODY ELSE HAS EVER DONE A SPACE SHOW, Emiry.
BUT PEOPLE KEEP CALLING IT STAR TREK
I HAVEN’T EVEN DONE THE THING YET
Send them to me. I will kick them in their nuts.
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girls putting makeup on like warpaint and kicking people in the face
old ladies wearing eyeshadow and getting flocked by hunks who carry them away and crown them queens of their own country
girls putting on makeup and then just sitting and eating doritos in front of the computer all day because fuck it that shits for you
ANYTHING IS BETTER THAN PLINKY-PLONKY MUSIC AND EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION AND BEING CONDESCENDED TO
Hi, my name is Emma.
Permission to become a member of the Star Trek fandom? :)
This is what people see as they commute to work in Philly.Hollaback Philly is absolutely doing it right.
NASA Launches Interactive Website to Design Interplanetary Missions
A small group of engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., have launched a new web-based tool for scientists and engineers to use when designing spacecraft trajectories to interplanetary destinations.
The Trajectory Browser, as the web application is called, can provide an instantaneous assessment of the launch date, time and flight path requirements for future missions to asteroids, comets and planets for the next 25 years.
So me, Em, and Kiri started talking about what would have happened if Spock hadn’t been brought back. And we decided he’s basically the glue that holds all universes together. Which then turned into Spock being Sailor Moon. Yep.
ok vote time
city on the edge of forever!plaid or older space husbands!plaid?
city on the edge of forever it is B|
I don’t care how it happens
I’m going to be there to the see First Contact with the Vulcans
goddammit, i’ll be right with you
I’ll bring the butterscotch hard candy and cookies!
/plus a flask
I love this post SO MUCH.