Posts tagged st:tng.
We deal with our pain in many different ways. But over the years, I’ve discovered it’s in joy that the uniqueness of each individual is revealed. If I can help a person back to a state of joy… well, my role has its rewards.
i really wish these two had gotten a proper holodeck adventure together - it could have been incredible
Lieutenant Thomas Riker
#does it bother anyone else how terrible the kiss in the sixth gif is #so terrible #so terrible!!! #i literally can’t stop watching it #like it starts out okay he goes in for the smooch with the face grab #and then he retracts his neck 6 inches and unhinges his jaw and twists his head thirty degrees to the left at light speed #to better consume his prey #why #star trek #tng #i think about this a lot (lesliecrusher)
If we’re going to be damned, let’s be damned for what we really are.
This baby is you.
This baby is all of us.
(This baby is now 23 years old.)
A half done Worf (Michael Dorn), practicing.
I’m that starship you get on, international
First officer’s seat on my lap girl, riding comfortable
'Cause I know what the girl them need,
Earth to Altair III
I got lipstick stains on my phaser,
If you know what I mean
His skin tone is like half a shade lighter in real life.
Like?? I never thought of Martok as brown, even.
I’d agree with you maybe if he was as dark as, say, Worf, but Martok is really light.
dude okay let’s just pretend for a second martok’s make up doesn’t make him brown at all.
like if not martok then what about gowron?
is that not a white man made brown with make up?
I wish we talked about this more often. I absolutely love JG Hertzler as Martok, but surely there was no need to put him in brown face. It was a huge problem of the 60s trek that all the Klingons were in brownface, surely we didn’t need to perpetuate that into the 90s. They could have cast a person of colour as Martok or even just decided that Klingons had greater racial diversity than theuy’d been given in the sisties. They’d already changed the make-up to add the ridges, so why not that?
Nowhere is the problem of brownface and the Klingons more evident than in Apocalypse Rising, the opening episode of season 5 of of DS9. I love this episode mostly because Avery Brooks is having a huge amount of fun and his enjoyment is infectious, but I am deeply uncomfortable with Colm Meaney and Rene Auberjonois in brownface. I can only imagine how Avery Brooks and Michael Dorn felt.
We need to talk about this more and ensure that for casting Klingons in the future either people of colour are hired, or we acknowledge greater racial diversity in the Klingons. I hope its mostly the former.