If you test me, you will fail.
Damon Lindelof promises to be “more mindful in the future” after complaints from fans.
There is some good in the world. :)
An exotic creature from an alien world.
I AM A RARE AND MAJESTIC BEAST
HUG ME NOW
Ode to Spot - Data“Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.
A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.
O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.”
SUDDEN UNEXPECTED SOUFFLE GIRL FEELS
Serious props to Zachary Quinto though, cause that is the epitome of Vulcan body language during running and its hard as hell a posture to maintain for an extended shot.
Gonna quickly throw in an epic quote I found on this article.
KJKJ: Gene Roddenberry, with balls of brass, got up on national tv and said, “hey people, if a geneticist took all the best DNA from planet Earth and put it together to make the best human the world has ever seen - he wouldn’t be a white guy.”
This is why I find the casting of a white actor in this role to be so repugnant. They are not whitewashing an Asian role, they are saying that the best genetic material that the entirety of this world and it’s diversity has to offer….still comes from a white guy.
Reblogging again for that
No, Ricardo Montalban wasn’t Indian. He looked more like my Nana and her brothers and sisters, olive skinned and dark haired, spoke like them in a softly accented English. He looked more like the Gonzalezes, Almeidas, and Reals that fill the roots of my family tree than a Singh, that is true.
But television casting, like most other racial matters in the late 60s, was beyond problematic. Yes, Montalban was asked to play a South East Asian man. But what was extraordinary was that Roddenberry, after casting Montalban, imagined this villain to be brilliant, mercurial, and charismatic, and a man of color. And a man who had become pigeonholed by the limited roles offered to Mexican actors became one of science-fiction’s most iconic characters.
Being a Latina sci-fi fan is to be a bit of a stranger in a strange land. I love the Walking Dead, but the only Hispanics we’ve seen have been typical gangbangers, however well-meaning. Star Trek has had one lone Latina character, B’elanna Torres. The people with brown skin in the Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones aren’t exactly people you want to be. We’re exotic or swarthy or lazy or thuggish or stupid, and after a while you just give up hope of seeing someone who defies those stereotypes at Phil Coulson’s side or in science blue or on SG:1 or as a tribute in the Hunger Games.
So yes, Ricardo Montalban was Mexican. Yes, his parents were Castilian. Just know for some of us, it doesn’t make this any easier.
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