Eventually the 20th Century History class at Starfleet Academy stops being a fringey elective and becomes a required course, and all the cadets are like “this is so irrelevant, why do we have to learn this” and anyone who’s been around for a while is like “there is an 812% chance that you will time travel to the 20th century during your Starfleet career”
"but the temporal prime directive"
"At the very least you will get trapped a holodeck program based on the 20th century, and you will need to know all these weird idioms"
"But why is it only the 20th - "
"We don’t know why it’s only the 20th century we have a whole corps of scientists trying to figure out what’s happening with that it seriously makes no sense but in the meantime, knowing how to work a combustion engine is pretty much guaranteed to save your life so get the hell on that."
Come on, Nog, tell me. Why is it so damned important for you to get into Starfleet?
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But you know what’s really interesting about this?
Nog is completely right at this point in the series.
But then we get to see Rom’s confidence in himself grow. We see him take on more responsibility within the bar. We see him lead the workers to unionize. We eventually see him leave the bar and join the Maintenance Crew. He gets promoted. He does good work. He comes up with the idea of the minefield. He risks his life to stop it from being disabled. Finally, Rom is the one who succeeds Zek and becomes Grand Nagus.
Nog doesn’t want to end up like his father, but he doesn’t realize how much his father is going to end up like him.
“I got a fan letter from a young lady. It was a suicide note.
So I called her, and I said, “Hey, this is Jimmy Doohan. Scotty, from Star Trek.” I said, “I’m doing a convention in Indianapolis. I wanna see you there.”
I saw her — boy, I’m telling you, I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was definitely suicide. Somebody had to help her, somehow. And obviously she wasn’t going to the right people.
I said to her, “I’m doing a convention two weeks from now in St. Louis.” And two weeks from then, in somewhere else, you know? She also came to New York - she was able to afford to got to these places. That went on for two or three years, maybe eighteen times. And all I did was talk positive things to her.
And then all of the sudden — nothing. I didn’t hear anything. I had no idea what had happened to her because I never really saved her address.
Eight years later, I get a letter saying, “I do want to thank you so much for what you did for me, because I just got my Master’s degree in electronic engineering.”
That’s…to me, the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”
if i can’t join starfleet because it doesn’t exist i’m gonna have to FOUND starfleet and then we all can join
#i honestly don’t understand how all the trekkies haven’t banded together to fund one yet #it’s not like hogwarts like this is an actual thing we could do without magical abilities #like let’s get a kickstarter #shit
ok I know this is a rally for a *serious* school of education but I would like you all to consider this: Starfleet Academy, where you can take classes in “advanced australian slang,” or “bungled spying.”
all classes I am sure would be essential to excelling as a cadet and officer in the 24th century
Kirk speaks so much truth alla time omg why can’t reboot be more like this
So yeah remember that one post I made ages ago about wanting to debunk the pop culture Spock and Kirk myths? Well, here’s part two of that segment.
some things i’d like to point out, because a lot of people seem to be confused:
- THIS ISN’T A HOAX OR A FANVID! star trek renegades is a project headed by Tim Russ (Tuvok) and other members of the cast and crew of previous incarnations of Star Trek to continue a Star Trek narrative for webisodes
- Star Trek fans raised the entire budget for this trailer by themselves! this is the first teaser, and if i’m not mistaken, there’s going to be a longer trailer/pilot episode released in the future.
- THE GOAL IS TO GET FUNDING FOR THIS TO BE MADE INTO A WEB SERIES—THEY STILL NEED FUNDING
- thIS IS UP TO US TO SUPPORT AND GET THIS MADE BEYOND A PILOT EPISODE! HERE’S HOW TO HELP
- you can support star trek renegades through their twitter, facebook, and official website (AND OF COURSE ALSO VOICING YOUR SUPPORT OF IT!)
This is what I would call a GREAT IDEA!
I would like a new Star Trek series. Not a reboot. Just another crew in Starfleet doing their thing.
With Joss Whedon directing & writing.
Serenity is nothing like Star Trek. You don’t want Whedon attached to anything Star Trek.
plus if its whedon, it’ll get picked up by fox and canceled in the second season.
I want that series to be Excelsior and I don’t want whitebread fauxminists anywhere near it; full POC writing crew plskthxbai
Christopher Judge should be showrunner, I liked the episodes he wrote on SG-1.
My terribly unrealistic demands:
- Make it about the Maquis.
- Who aren’t flying about in ships. Make it about the people who live in Federation lands, but in the periphery (i.e. these people aren’t ever going to be in Starfleet, these people aren’t never going to make it in “mainstream Federation society”).
- The writers should be people who are familiar, in their blood, in their history, in their lives, of colonialism. Who treat Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a “united humanity” free of war, poverty and hatred with a great deal of skepticism, because have we heard this shit before? We have.
- The protagonists are Maquis, the antagonists are Section 31. The Federation are clueless, idealistic and distant. The Romulans & Cardassians menacing, unknown, distant.
- POC cast. But not only POC cast, but the societies, mannerisms and accents from colonized lands. I don’t want to have to see a delightful palette of color on the skins of the cast, but everyone sounds like they’re from the fucking Mid-West of Anywhere, America.
Basically? A vicious deconstruction of what Star Trek means; you can rebuild it later, but the deconstruction comes first.
I would be very impressed if this happens.
*knocks on your door*
Are you familiar with our lord and savior, Benjamin Sisko and the Gospel of the Deep Space Nine?
That doesn’t fulfill all of those wishes, but it hits a LOT of them.
"Kirk or Picard?"
"Trick question. The answer to that question is always Sisko."