my favourite thing to think about is jim not being able to pronounce s’chn t’gai and affectionately calling spock “chicken tender”
Women of Color in TOS (without Brownface) Appreciation Pic Spam: Lieutenant Marlena Moreau (Mirror), as played by Barbara Luna
MARLENA: If I’m to be the woman of a Caesar, can’t I know what you’re up to?
Trivia: in interviews, Barbara Luna has remarked on how rare the opportunity to play a character who wasn’t defined solely by their ethnicity was for her in the 1960s. She credits her work on Star Trek with paving the way for actors of color today.
Scotty: The Enterprise. Show me the Bridge of the Enterprise, you chattering piece of …
Computer: There have been five Federation ships with that name. Please specify registry number.
no, no, not star trek, TSAR trek! it is russian inwention! vas inwented by little old lady from leningrad!
Set phasers to “sexy”
A new piece for The Washingon Post about Star Trek and the world of fanfiction. You can read the article here.
when you fuckers can distinguish between alveolo-palatal nasal, voiceless palatal nasal, voiceless velar nasal, and uvular nasal on sound alone, then you can come back and tell me Uhura’s useless and not qualified to serve on the enterprise (via fictionaladyfeels)
#oh wait you mean to say #’when she does that thing that a COMMISSIONED STARFLEET OFFICER COULD NOT DO’ #and does it so well that the CAPTAIN OF THE FLEET’S FLAGSHIP #IMMEDIATELY PROMOTES YOU TO THE POSITION OF BRIDGE OFFICER #you meant that right #because that was fucking AWESOME #you little shits
Plus she had the intuition to intercept, translate and make particular note of the Klingon communication about the prison break.
Too many people think Uhura’s nothing but a sort of space secretary or something. But she’s a fucking specialist, in a very, very complex field, without which the Enterprise could not function. She is FOURTH IN COMMAND OF THE ENTERPRISE, and an officer of the bridge. She handles not only transmissions from outside the ship, but also all the internal ship’s communications and keeps the ship running smoothly. She’s a fucking codebreaker and encryption wizard in a bazillion fucking languages, and knows the ships computer systems better than anyone barring Spock. She can get down under her console and rewire shit with her own fucking hands. She knows how, and is fully prepared to, man the helm if the need arises.
tl;dr Uhura is better than whoever wrote that quote up there