Posts tagged: star trek
Klingons! This week’s Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #4 cover by David Messina. Colors by Claudia Scarletgothica.
This is amazing.
Mike Doughty, performing as Dubious Luxury, does a dance remix of:
- The Star Trek fight music from Amok Time
- The Mos Eisley Cantina Band
- Queen’s Flash Gordon Theme.
It is real, and it is spectacular.
When I sat down for my epic DS9 rewatch earlier this year, this is the episode that really signaled, for me, the elevation of Deep Space Nine beyond Star Trek and into science fiction’s upper reaches.
It reminds me a bit of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, which exists almost as a vessel for the seemingly infinite variety of stories Gaiman wanted to tell. With “Far Beyond the Stars,” Deep Space Nine became a show that could provide a snapshot of the workaday world of pulp fiction’s pioneers, offer an incisive commentary on science fiction’s troublesome history with race and racism, dramatize the struggle at the heart of the human condition: to be more than you seem to be. To be better while the world around you is happy to see you be worse.
All while still being a show with Cardassians and photon torpedoes and hot, slug-bearing women.
i will always. reblog. this gifset.
where is this from and where can I watch it
What movie is this from???
This is no movie — it’s an episode of DS9.
Realest fucking episode in the entire series.
Because that shit STILL goes on today….
The best episode.
I’ve had people try to argue that DS9 “isn’t really Star Trek,” because they think it was just a war story. If that’s all they see, they are so, so wrong.
Gutter Science Fiction/Fantasy Editor James considers AC Crispin and communication:
It’s a classic set-up: humans are exploring space and receive a mysterious signal. Time for first contact! A.C. Crispin takes this familiar idea and runs with it in StarBridge, a smart and fast-paced novel from a few years ago, now released as an ebook for the first time.
I love Maihack’s art to a RIDICULOUS degree.
Cute Vulcan security officer! (Or engineer packing heat).
Best EVER. This is a pic from the night that Leonard Nimoy spoke at B’nai Israel. This is him, demonstrating a ritual he witnessed at temple as a young boy, from which he got the inspiration for the Vulcan salute. SERIOUSLY. It was amazing and hilarious and he is just incredible in every way.
Happy Birthday, Yvonne Craig!