why dont you ever post anything meaningful or anything that can start an intelligent discussion/debate that doesnt involve "jfc i hate these people so much" or "this is why i dont watch this show [because i dont want to be in the same boat as those mindless fans]"?
i would love to receive a submission like that but i don’t get them
yo! i have a question for you all- i’m not disbanding the blog, but i think the time has come that i add a second mod because starting this weekend i’m going to be pretty much gone due to finals and then i’ll be travelling around the country for sports so i won’t be home for a good month and a half
i’d prefer it to be someone i know and i do know several of you so if you have interest in moderating, please hmu!
Yeah. There is nothing wrong with this fandom, nothing at all.
To that anon - Star Trek is SET in the 23rd century where race may or may not matter. However, it does not exist within a vacuum, and right now we are in the 21st century where racism and whitewashing is a legitimate and massive issue. It doesn't matter how great he was, it just matters that again white actors have been favoured over actual POC in POC roles. It's important not to ignore the context in which these films are being shown.
that being said, the original star trek series did exist in a time where race mattered a hell of a lot (see: the episode plato’s stepchildren), so like starrisu is saying, although it may not matter in the 23rd century it matters a lot to the people who are interpreting the material
so I go into the 'star trek into darkness' tag and all I see are people bitching about white washing and how Khan should have been played by a poc and all I can think is DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THAT STAR TREK TAKES PLACE IN THE 23RD CENTURY WHERE RACE IS NOT EVEN AN ISSUE ANYMORE not even broaching the fact that the Batch's performance as this relatable villain was in fact FANTASTIC.
because the character……..is not intended……..to be white…..in any way, shape or form….
even though the original khan wasn’t correct but was still a fantastic actor, he was still a poc which is more than can be said for cumberbatch even though benny c did a gr8 job
Hate to self-promote, but I've created a new blog called ughshippers. It about how bad people get over their ships.
it's HAMISH! You do realise you insult an entire people group when you refuse to get it right, asshole?
you mean asa butterfield because hamish doesn’t exist in any way, shape, or form in canon
hahahaHAHAHA. bilbo/khan? it has to be ooc otherwise khan would see hobbits as an inferior and weak race and that'll be the end of it. he certainly isnt going to pick bilbo to make sweet love over his near-perfect, genetically-enhanced comrades.