1968: People protesting planned cancellation of ‘Star Trek’ — Making Histolines
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I was not alive at this point, and I have never seen the original Star Trek, but I love that these people went out there with their silly signs and homemade t-shirts and made this happen.
KIRK WORRYING THAT HE OBJECTIFIES WOMEN. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND REALLY SOAK THIS IN.
I was depressed but then I watched Kirk get beaned in the head by tribbles for 3 minutes and now I’m cured
Ok but im not done
How bout some slow motion
And a cherry on top
And just incase anyone is still sad here’s spock lovingly petting a tribble while kirk gazes at him with confusion and amusement
this fandom is so pure
I didn’t know Bones had a blog.
I have it on good authority (I asked David Gerrold the first time I met him) that the individual tribbles hitting Kirk in the head we’re being thrown by people off screen in an attempt to bean him in the head.
THAT LAST BIT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY DEAREST HOPE
Apparently it was a bit of a competition to see if you could hit him in the head (because they couldn’t see him, and had to arc them up and then through the door) and bonus points for the best reactions for pinging him when he wasn’t expecting another tribble.
Now my favourite gif.
I’m not sure what’s funnier:
- Data’s jostling somehow not extending to his head
- Riker going at it like he’s riding a mechanical bull
- Picard just leaning over his armrest like he dropped his keys
- Worf trying to dance and losing the beat
- The guy by the turbolift entrance conspicuously glancing around at the other actors to make sure he’s doing it right
shake the camera/shake the actors is still hilarious to me, even tho i know it’s mostly a thing cos TV budgets do not include building sets on a gimble.
i need to get this out of my system.
bless you, space children
Conservatives from the 60s: I can’t watch Star Trek, I don’t want to watch an asian man or a black woman in a professional role on my TV! Damn liberals! I can’t watch a show that promotes integration!
Conservatives in 2017: I can’t watch Star Trek, I don’t want to watch an asian woman captain or a black lead actress on my TV! Damn sjws! I can’t watch a show that promotes racial diversity!
My name is Bones
And wen its day
I jab you with
Accept yur fate
With joy I lurk
I stabb the Kirk
Star Trek did not promise that people would magically become inherently “better,” but that they would progress, always reaching for their highest potential and noblest goals, even if it took centuries of taking two steps forward and one step back. Ideally, humankind would be guided in its quest by reason and justice.
I think that tonight, it’s especially important to remember the “even if it took centuries of taking two steps forward and one step back” part of this beautiful quote from a woman who made history in her own role advancing reason and justice. We’ve taken a step back–a big one. But that does not mean that, together, we can’t continue to move forward.
Star Trek 50th anniversary by SG posters.