Star Trek

    Happy First Contact Day, y’all! Only 39 years until warp flight & meeting Vulcans! πŸ––πŸ»

    Now I’m thinking about Odo’s maintenance of his humanoid form and how it can be read as an analog for neurodivergent masking. Like, he’s really trying to give back what he’s getting but it’s hard, okay? Faces are difficult. πŸ––πŸ»

    πŸ––πŸ» Odo is DS9!Data. (And I know, Data is TNG!Spock.)

    πŸ•ŽπŸ––πŸ» I would like to thank s-h-a-s-e on Tumblr for this Hanukkah gift of Sarek, Amanda, and Spock celebrating.

    In the words of Adam Sandler:

    You don’t need Deck the Halls or Jingle Bells Rock ‘cuz you can spin the dreidel with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spockβ€”both Jewish!

    A photo of Mr. Spock celebrating Hanukkah with his parents. On the left, Spock's father Sarek wears a blue and white sweater with a menorah on it. In the middle, Spock's mother Amanda is wearing a blue head covering and a blue dress with a small dog in her lap. On the right, Spock wears a white robe and a menorah-shaped crown.&10;&10;Bing's AI assistant helped me write this alt-text.

    πŸ“ΊπŸΏπŸŽ„ Watched A Biltmore Christmas.

    Mostly for Jonathan Frakes & Robert Picardo πŸ––πŸ» but I ended up really liking it. There’s a lot of 40s Hollywood glamor. Also, I love Biltmore. I’ve been there only twice but I still love it.

    I’ve been watching Star Trek: Deep Space 9 for the first time since I watched it as a kid when it originally aired. I remembered liking Quark and that Dax seemed like a good cosplay option for me. But this time around, I find myself really locked in on and adoring Kira. πŸ––πŸ»πŸ“Ί

    So, this week on Lower Decks, we learned that Vulcans have an understanding of the importance of informed consent when conducting social research. πŸ––πŸ»

    πŸ”–πŸ––πŸ» Happy Star Trek Day! I just read Teaching in Trek: A Look at the Education System of the Future by

    I love thinking, reading, & writing about this stuff. This is great timing as I watch Keiko O’Brien start the school on DS9. Thanks for writing this, Joe!

    πŸ“ΊπŸ––πŸ» Finished my rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation today. It felt much less intense watching “All Good Things…” now than when it originally aired, probably because I can visit my Enterprise-D friends whenever I want.

    πŸ”–πŸ––πŸ» Read β€˜Star Trek: Picard’ Had to Update the Look of Beloved Characters β€” and Battle the Pitiless Gaze of HD.

    I love that they were able to let Worf’s skin be the same color as Michael Dorn’s.

    πŸ––πŸ» Did I just revise my LinkedIn bio so it starts with a Star Trek quote? Yes, yes I did, and the whole thing is very professional.

    I should really stick with my watch-mostly-Star-Trek plan. πŸ––πŸ»

    Apparently my idea for what counts as the prettiest hair is bound to the year 1993. This soft hair on Deanna Troi, with thin bangs, the front pulled up, tendrils in drint of the ears, and big loose curls in the back resonates for me as true beauty. (ST:TNG 7x11 Parallels, airdate 11/29/93) πŸ––πŸ»

    Deanna Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Picard: I feel as if I’m in the Scottish Highlands.
    Colonist: The cornerstone of every building was taken from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen…
    Me, A Jerk: Those aren’t in the highlands.

    Starting Season 7 in my rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation, finding myself very glad there’s so much other Trek media including TNG tie-ins so I basically never have to say goodbye to my Enterprise D friends. πŸ––πŸ»πŸ“Ί


    Data: *has a personal problem* *does extensive research* Captain Picard, I have done all the research but I do not have the answer to my problem.

    Picard: What do you think about the problem, though?

    Data: *blinks*

    Just another reason I identify with Data.

    πŸ––πŸ» Brent Spiner is my hero.

    πŸ“ΊπŸ’¬πŸ––πŸ» “I can’t say being equal parts irritating and endearing isn’t slightly familiar.” Picard 3x06, The Bounty. IT ME.

    πŸ“ΊπŸ––πŸ» When I watch TNG or Picard, Data is Data, but anyone else Brent Spiner plays is Brent Spiner doing an awesome job. But Data is, viscerally for me, Not A Character Brent Spiner Plays, but instead A Guy (an android guy but still).

    The other day W pointed out that the way we communicate in memes is basically the same as Tamarians in “Darmok” πŸ––πŸ». When I say, “Spiderman pointing at another Spiderman,” it’s not that different from “Shaka, when the walls fell.”

    Revised 5 TV shows to introduce me, now in chronological order of release! πŸ“Ί

    • Star Trek: The Next Generation πŸ––πŸ»
    • Animaniacs🐁
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈ
    • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend πŸ₯¨
    • GLOW πŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ

    Just listened to a super stressful strike townhall and I’m tempted to watch tonight’s Neverafter but I think TNG is the smarter move right now.

    Q asks Baby Q Amanda Rogers if she’s ever caused the spontaneous combustion of someone she doesn’t like, then gives Picard a look as if to say, “You see how much I like you? I haven’t combusted you! 😍” πŸ––πŸ»

    πŸ––πŸ» I’ve been falling asleep to the TNG episode “Relics,” and every time Captain Picard says “Ensign Rager” it sounds like he’s saying “Ensign Raygun.”

    Thanks to Ransom on Lower Decks, I now notice every time Riker has his foot up on furniture on TNG. πŸ––πŸ»

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