- bashir: jadzia, are you all right? you look a little pale.
- dax: thank you doctor, im fine. just a mild case of Trill updog syndrome.
- bashir: fascinating. [later] computer, what's
You put funny people in funny costumes and paint them green and we could talk about anything we wanted to, because that was the only thing that fascinated Gene about this particular genre. Censorship was so bad in those days, you couldn’t talk about war, black-white situation, you couldn’t even talk about mother love.
We took Frank Grosh and painted him half-black and half-white and his adversary was half-white and half-black and put the two of them at each other and it got through the censors. They never realised that that was what was going on. Once it’s up on the screen it’s too late and Gene got to talk about some of the problems that we had today that way.
You go through at least the first two years of Star Trek and you find some amazing stuff. Everything that was going on Gene put into the series. He just put strange costumes on the actors and painted them funny colours and left the same situation in. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (via blueeyeddata)
Anonymous said: If there was one moment in tv history you'd want to rewrite to your own whims, damning the consequences and future events that may come, tv show would it be?
I tend to abandon shows if they really disappoint me (with the exception of Doctor Who, which I sort of feel like I ~have to~ watch), so I can’t really think of any that had a pivotal scene that I’d really wanted to change. Most TV shows are imperfect, and those imperfections can’t be healed with one single moment.
On the whole, if there WAS a specific moment I’d want to change, it wouldn’t be something with no consequences, it’d be something where the consequences were IMPORTANT, you know? Possibly with Hannibal I’d have killed off Zeller or Price instead of Beverley Katz last season. Or I’d have Sherlock actually explicitly state that he’s asexual in BBC Sherlock, although I’m sure Steven Moffat would just fuck that up by the end of the season anyway.
In Deep Space 9, I’d have made Garak and Bashir a canonically queer couple, which would have been hugely helpful to television in general because Star Trek is so high-profile and influential. It would have set a precedent for other shows in the future. (Xena would be another option in that context, and actually got a lot further than DS9 in terms of moving Xena/Gabrielle from subtext to text. But in the end I think Star Trek’s iconic nature would be slightly more useful.)
what pop culture thinks jim kirk is like: doesn’t remember the names of the thousands of ladies he’s slept with; must have fathered a zillion abandoned kids; constantly hitting on the women; eternally bang bang shebanging; nonstop love machine; womanizing dongpile; smarmy flirtmaster; smoochy powerstud
what jim kirk is actually like: nerdy feminist quoting shakespeare who likes to play dress-up; turned on by strong, intelligent women and the way spock touches walls