Ooh I’m not quite familiar with I Love Lucy. Do any of my followers have an answer for this?
Okay— you asked for it and I broke out my Library Science education.
Apparently, there’s actually a kiss in the “I Love Lucy” episode dated December 17th, 1951 according to IMDB— however, Kirk and Uhura is widely regarded as the first interracial kiss on US TV, and I will now break out my inner history buff to explain y’all a thing.
Back in the day, Hispanic-Americans were considered white— not by the average person, but legally. Then a Mexican-American dude shot another Mexican-American dude and when he went to trial, his entire jury was white. Of course, that was totally okay, because, obviously, he was “white” too, right? Anyhow, the case made it all the way to the supreme court—not because of the murder, because dude he totally killed that guy (apparently in broad daylight) but because they wanted to get the law fixed. That’s why, now-a-days, when you fill in your race on the standardized tests, if you are white you fill in the White/Caucasian (NOT Hispanic) button. (Sidenote: this makes the lives of mixed kids like me a bit complicated but I always go with Mexican seeing as I grew up there too). Because this case (Hernandez Vs. Texas) occurred in 1954 I can conclude that, while Lucy and Ricky totes did share a prior interracial kiss than Kirk and Uhura, at the time it would have legally been a couple of white peeps. So Star Trek gets the official credit because of law stuffs.
imagine idris elba as a starfleet captain
oh man I am not making this comparison because they are both black actors but seriously people fucking sisko aka avery brooks aka the most badass fucking starfleet captain this side of the gamma quadrant.
if you want elba’s intimidating stares, brooks’ has got you quaking in your boots
if you want elba being a caring leader, brooks’ is gonna be a big cuddly bear and father figure and friend
if you want elba dealing with moral ambiguity, wholey crap all of ds9 has you covered
i’ve seen idris elba in luther and in pacific rim and I swear to you now son that avery brooks as a starfleet captain in deep space nine has got you covered.
So, I’m brushing my teeth while wearing my super awesome NASA shirt when I suddenly noticed something.
YOU CLEVER BASTARDS.
Seriously, how have I reached the age of 23 without noticing this??
It’s even more obvious in other versions of the Starfleet logo.
I mean, damn.
Please tell me I wasn’t the only one.
Rule #1 of Starfleet: The Prime Directive
Rule #1 of Star Trek: fuck the Prime Directive
No but how did Klingons even develop space travel or medicine all they really seem to care about is honor
I mean sure they would have been all competitive and stuff but I honestly cannot imagine a labcoat-wearing Klingon sitting in a clean lab carefully analyzing cell cultures
i desperately need fanart of this omg
★ Who is your favourite villain?
THE SHADE OF IT ALL
DAAAAAAAAAMN JOHN CHO.
oh my god