Feel Good Friday

by admin on June 26, 2015

Because I feel like showing something silly this Friday…..

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Robin June 26, 2015 at 5:18 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you

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Michelle June 26, 2015 at 9:23 am

Loved it!!

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Cat June 26, 2015 at 9:40 am

I prefer “Star Trek” because, at least in the original series, there was always a message in the story. We could look forward to a future where race or planet of origin was not going to be important. We could accept Mr. Spock and his love of logic as well as Lt. Uhura (?) and her place on the bridge as woman and as African.
There is a wonderful story told by Nichelle Nickols about her desire to have a singing career. She had already told Gene Roddenbury that she was leaving “Star Trek” when she was at a party. Dr. Martin Luther King was there too, and he wanted to meet her. She was thrilled and, in their conversation, she told Dr. King she was leaving the series.
Dr. King told her she was doing no such thing. “Star Trek” was one of the few TV shows he and his wife allowed their children to watch. It was important that black children see black people as a part of the future. She went back to Gene and stayed on the series.
She said that, even thirty years after Dr. King’s tragic murder, she was still in a “Star Trek” uniform because of that meeting.

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EchoGirl June 27, 2015 at 2:09 pm

There’s a similar story around the animated series — when they cast the voice actors for that series, they cast William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, and Majel Barrett to do the voices of all the characters. Nimoy asked “Why aren’t Nichelle [Nichols] and George [Takei] on board as well?” They said, “We don’t have the budget for them.” And he said, “Star Trek is about diversity, and the two people who represent diversity most are Nichelle and George, and if they can’t be a part of this project, then you don’t want me.”

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Cat June 27, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Excellent point. I loved George Takei’s character.
There was a great scene where he had a sword and he said to Uhura, ” I will defend you, fair maiden.” Nichelle’s character gave him a look and said, “Sorry, neither!” I still crack up when I see that scene.

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saucymarla June 26, 2015 at 10:01 am

LOL – I’m a Star Trek and Star Wars fan (way bigger Star Trek fan, admittedly) and when I saw this a couple of weeks ago, I laughed so hard I was crying! My husband, who also loves both, but is a bigger Star Wars fan, said that this was like us debating!

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magicdomino June 26, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Loved it.

One may not speak of the odd-numbered Star Trek movies, but one should also not speak of the later three Star Wars movies.

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AS June 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Nerds of the Milky Way galaxy, and the nerds of a galaxy far, far away…

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