Thousands of fans turned out for Montreal Comic-Con July 8-10, many to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Overall, the mood was positive, forward-looking, and particularly supportive of diversity in the franchise. But then William Shatner opened his mouth, and took us all back in time (not in a fun Voyage Home way) with a string of sexist jokes.Read More
Reading Kate Mulgrew’s forthcoming memoir, Born With Teeth, feels less like reading a book and more like connecting with a new friend.Read More
Welcome, to the World of Tomorrow!
Can we study all future science through fiction about the future? Because I hear that we mastered eugenics in the '90s, maybe we could use that genetics knowledge to eradicate some cancers, etc.Read More
Which series fares best? Hint: It's WAY cool.
A little over a year ago, with the help of a few other Trekkies I met through Tumblr, I took on a huge but super-fun project: running each and every live-action Star Trek episode—from The Original Series through Enterprise—through the Bechdel Test.Read More
Things We Saw Today
To Boldly Go
Make It So
Thank you, YouTuber IITREKKIEII. Without you, we wouldn't be able to sit and watch an episodes worth of Star Trek bloopers Friday afternoon. Nothing could be better. The compilation features bloopers spanning just about every incarnation of the sci-fi series. (via io9) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
Holy Rusted Metal Batman!
To Boldly Go
[Voyager] needed a kick in the ass. Creatively, we needed something. A Star Trek series, in my opinion, is only as good as its captain, and Captain Janeway was a great captain, but she didn't have her Spock or Data, really. We just didn't have that special science-fiction character like Spock or Data, the striving-to-be-human character. The idea of putting a Borg on board gave us a chance to have a wild child there. That was the metaphor, a wild child, and Janeway would be her mother and try to tame her and help make her human again. That was a new take on that kind of character. That's not to diminish the Doctor, Bob Picardo's character. He was great, but he really wasn't a foil to Janeway. He wasn't someone Janeway could play off of. -- Brannon Braga to StarTrek.com Braga goes on to call Kirk a sex addict. We'd classify him more in the horndog territory... like an honest and romantically successful Zap Brannigan. So... nothing like Zap Brannigan, I guess.Read More