Damn it, Jim.
Damon Lindelof promises to be “more mindful in the future” after complaints from fans.
All writers of television shows and movies should take basic feminism classes by law.
Nurse Chapel is a beloved [Trek] character,” says Orci. “Even before the first movie came out, a lot of online chatter was, ‘Is Nurse Chapel gonna be there?!’”
Alas, although we hear Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban) say “Nurse Chapel” in 2009’s Star Trek, we never officially saw Christine Chapel — and she’s still MIA in Into Darkness. Instead, Carol Marcus tells Kirk that she learned of his reputation as a ladies man from her friend Christine Chapel, who has become a nurse since her romantic encounter with him — which he does not recall.
“We just figured that would be a great reference, and we loved that Kirk didn’t remember her,” says Orci. “It’s an in-joke that also speaks volumes about his character when it comes to women. That’s why we used it.”
So will Nurse Chapel ever actually make a flesh-and-blood appearance on the Enterprise? Orci just laughs. “That’s certainly possible!
Bob Orci talks to BuzzFeed about fan references in Star Trek Into Darkness. [x]
All I have to say about this is:
#the misogyny is so fucking palpable im going 2 throw up #you had the opportinity to introduce another female character #(having more than 2 is too much for you maybe???????) #but nooo #you had to be gross and write her off as just another conquest in kirk’s book #HILARIOUS AM I RIGHT!!!! #women are dispensable!!!!! #and not only the fucking blatant misogyny you also seem to not understand kirk’s character #like apparently for these dudes sleeping around = being a sleazy douchebag #which???? no?????????#people who have a lot of sex maybe do b/c…they enjoy sex??????? #wow revolutionary i know #anyway god im just so angry about this
i feel like the most appropriate response to this quote is an apathetic scream of frustration
HEY BOB ORCI COULD YOU MAYBE STOP
maybe before everyone starts pondering their moral superiority and questioning the priorities of those not boycotting stid because of the khan fuckery
y’all could take another look at this movie poster
and consider what hugely prominent central character might be super fucking important to some of us and whose prominence some of us might think it’s worth our time to support
then ask me one more fucking time why i’m paying to see this film
#do you honestly think that i need you to explain to me the process of weighing how much of MYSELF i want to sacrifice #just to be able to walk into a fucking movie#or watch a tv show #or a read a book #is that what you think tumblr? #because i learned to calculate that shit a long ass time ago #right around the same time i started being able to instantly count how many poc there WEREN’T in any given#book or tv show or movie or ROOM
#Basically, #I had this same discussion when Django came out last year, If I’m gonna to boycott every film with a major POC character because of problematic elements, #I’m gonna be out of movies to see, #Do you see my dilemma, #Because I think the Khan thing is gross and fucked up, #I can count the number of Summer movies with POC leads this year on one hand, #So I’d appreciate Tumblr not playing ‘Holier than thou’ with this shit.
Don’t get me wrong with these reblogs. I really, really enjoyed Star Trek Into Darkness. It was a fun film. I have several nitpicks with it (I’m a sci-fi fantasy fan and a female, it comes with the territory) which I’ll happily discuss at length in person or perhaps make a post on eventually — but I genuinely enjoyed the hell out of the film. Spock, Uhura, and Sulu really stole the heart of the film for me. That’s my just take though. But yeah, as good an actor as Cumberbatch is, I think casting him as Khan was a poor decision and the way Abrams handled it, he knew he’d done something kind of skeevy, and that deserves acknowledgement.
The BAMF with the white hair is unnamed (but give fandom like five minutes, just you wait). She was played by Jodi Johnston and was credited as “U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Crew.” This was Jodi’s first film, but if you want to see more of her, check out her modeling work under the name Jodi Ilene.
And last but never least, Madeline, played by Kimberly Broumand (née Kimberly Arland). This cap is from Star Trek (2009), but if anyone has a screencap of her from Into Darkness, please feel free to reblog and add it!
NAVIGATION OFFICER DARWIN AND THE ONE WHO LOOKS LIKE PHYLLA-VEL OH YES I LOVE THEM
Thank you for this post! These were all the people I kept wanting to know about.
I was so happy to see Madeline again because she was my favorite background character in the first movie and now I know her name.
And that’s why the role has been taken away from actors of colour and given to a white man. Racebending.com has always pointed out that villains are generally played by people with darker skin, and that’s true … unless the villain is one with intelligence, depth, complexity. One who garners sympathy from the audience, or if not sympathy, then — as from Kirk — grudging admiration. What this new Trek movie tells us, what JJ Abrams is telling us, is that no brown-skinned man can accomplish all that. That only by having Khan played by a white actor can the audience engage with and feel for him, believe that he’s smart and capable and a match for our Enterprise crew.
Marissa Sammy on Star Trek: Into Whiteness.
perfect commentary which parallels what Rawles was saying earlier about the possibility of Moriarty being a person of color:
You see? It’s more complicated than “people of color get typecast as villains.”
Black people get typecast as an extremely specific type of villain - they’re thugs, brutish and animalistic. South Asian actors are similarly typecast as scary oppressive (usually coded Muslim) terrorists.
But when your villain is of the superhuman archetype? When they’re brooding antiheroes, when they’re nuanced, when they’re multi-faceted?
(And check out this post on the glorification of white criminality in shows like Dexter, Breaking Bad, Weeds, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, etc.)
Twist ending: the Tribbles save the day.
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