The rank of Captain is generally held by the commanding officer of a starship. Captains may also serve as starbase commanders, the heads of experimental engineering teams, and head divisions of support personnel.
All known (canon) women captains in Starfleet.
out of 116
The greatest Twitter exchange of all time.
Character: Seven of Nine
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
OMG SEVEN WAS MY FAVORITE
THIS WOMAN HAS THE LOOK.
SHE’S GOT THAT BORG SIDE EYE ON LOCK FUCKING DOWN.
Nichelle Nichols at Wonder Con 2013 (by hamish11)
The original, the best. Y’all better recognise.
George Takei reads erotic fanfic (x)
Oh my god. I know all too well: this is some poor fan’s nightmare.
See, I think all smutfic would be infinitely better if any actors involved in portraying the characters would read them. :p
Why is this so cute?
Star Trek: The Animated Series design prints, 2013 by Ortiz
Ten years after Voyager’s return from the Delta Quadrant, the Federation is in crisis. Someone has caused space and time to fold around several planets, all of which are the Federation’s main suppliers of dilithium, essentially cutting off the supply for several millennia. Starfleet’s methods to stop those responsible have been ineffective. This necessitates more drastic measures, some of which are outside the Federation’s jurisdiction. It now falls to Admiral Pavel Chekov, head of Starfleet Intelligence, and Commander Tuvok, Voyager’s former security officer and new head of the clandestine Section 31, to put together a new covert, renegade crew – primarily comprised of outcasts, rogues and even criminals. But can they refrain from killing each other to accomplish their task? That may be the bigger question…
Renegades will be directed by veteran Trek actor Tim Russ. It will feature a combination of former Trek stars and other established and up and coming actors, including Walter Koenig, Tim Russ, Adrienne Wilkinson, J.G. Hertzler, Robert Picardo, Gary Graham, Garrett Wang, Corin Nemec, Edward Furlong, Larissa Gomes, Tarah Paige, Grant Imahara. Courtney Peldon, Manu Intiraymi, Richard Herd, Vic Mignona, Chasty Ballesteros and Kevin Fry.
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holy shit it’s like firefly and star trek had a baby
HELP I’M SO EXCITED I CAN’T BREATHE
so this happened yesterday
TNG: the gift that keeps on giving
See, I always maintained that Jean Luc was his father. I mean, I’m just saying.
All this, and she choreographed Labyrinth, too.
"Well, when I was nine years old, Star Trek came on, I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, 'Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there's a black lady on television and she ain't no maid!' I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.”
— Whoopi Goldberg
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Lately, I have been trying to explain the importance of representation to people who have never had to worry about this and really don’t get the concept, and this is such a beautiful reminder of what it is I’m fighting for.
Whose intervention ensured Star Trek saw the light of day?
Answer: Lucille Ball
Most people recognize and remember Lucille Ball as the lovable and silly star of one of America’s earliest and most loved sitcoms, I Love Lucy. What most people don’t know is that Lucille was a savvy business woman and that she and her husband Desi Arnaz had amassed a small fortune and owned their own studio, Desilu.
It was at Desilu that acclaimed Sci-Fi screenwriter and visionary Gene Roddenberry got his big break. Roddenberry pitched the Star Trek pilot to the studio as a sort of Western-inspired space adventure. While many within the studio balked at the idea, Lucille liked the idea and the first pilot was approved and filmed. The pilot was pitched to NBC and was promptly rejected on the grounds that it was too intellectual, not enough like the space-western they had been lead to believe it would be, and audiences wouldn’t relate to it. Lucille, a fan of Roddenberry’s work, pushed back against NBC and insisted they order a second pilot. Ordering a second pilot was a practice almost entirely unheard of and save for Lucille’s charisma and clout with the network it would never have happened.
Roddenberry shot the second pilot, NBC accepted it, and Star Trek premiered in 1966, thus beginning a new era in the Sci-Fi genre and laying the foundation for half a century of Star Trek fandom–an era that would have never come to pass without the intervention and insistence of Lucille Ball.
Bonus Trivia: After her divorce from Arnaz, Lucille bought out his share of their studio. As a result she became the first woman to both head and own a major studio. (*)
Now I love Lucy.
So few people know about this! Too few. Glad to see this turning up here. Also: it was through Lucille Ball’s influence that the concept of the rerun (previously unknown and thought to be worthless by studios to whom it was pitched) finally took hold. Desilu essentially pioneered the concept of syndication, and of the “syndication package” — the minimum number of episodes (initially 65, now sometimes more) necessary for a series to become commercially viable, via onward sales, for longer than its initial live run.
We have a lot to thank Lucy for besides that beautiful rubbery face. :)
This is just another way that we can remember that as women We. Created. Scifi.
Never let anyone tell you that women are a recent addition to fandom. From Mary Shelley on, horror, sci fi and fantasy have been a women’s realm since the beginning.
fuck. I never knew this. A NEW FOREVER REBLOG.
THIS GIF SET! Just… *faints*.
Christophers face tho.
You can’t UNSEE this.
I JUST SPIT OUT MY JUICE ALL OVER MY POOR DOG!
THOR LOOKS LIKE HE IS THE ONLY ONE ENJOYING THIS!!
MARTIN FREEMAN’S FACE MATCHS PERFECTLY LOOK AT THAT DAMN SKIN TONE
Those are so wrong.
Why am I laughing?
Reason #1,324,789 of why I love this show.
This was a casual side conversation between Bashir and Sisko about a fellow crew member, completely unrelated to the episode’s plot, and its just so sweet.
It’s nice to know that if you’re a pregnant father-to-be on DS9, your buddies Julian and Miles will build you a hatchling pond, buy you baby clothes, and throw you a shower eagerly attended by the station’s commanding officer (who was practically beaming with joy when he found out that you were expecting).
And they speak of it so casually with no judgement! Love this!
OH MY GOD. I DID NOT KNOW THIS.
Vilix’pran gets mentioned a couple more times on the show, and we find out that:
A) he buds twice more, and had quadruplets during his second budding and an unspecified number for his third, bringing the total number of babies to between eight and 18
B) Kira says she’ll have to assign him bigger quarters after the third budding
C) and the babies have wings that can get tangled up with each other when they play together
D) AND ALSO that Vilix’pran gets promoted from Ensign to Lieutenant (so clearly Starfleet has some rockin’ maternity/paternity policies and thus parenthood is not an obstacle to career advancement)
The more you know. :D
Well that got exponentially more adorable and awesome quickly.
Long as they ain’t Be Be kids.
i need to start watching asap
I love my Treks.