1. Jim knows that men are like fine wine

     
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  3. This is the second confirmation from followers I’ve received that the Enterprise is, indeed, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum!

    Another follower posted the link to the Smithsonian’s catalog entry for it.

    -Spenser

     
  4. According to this article, before the move into one of the main show rooms the Enterprise was somewhat hidden on the lower level of the gift shop. So maybe you just missed it?

    And ugh, that’s so frustrating that a museum about space EXPLORATION would have more stuff from a franchise that features a war in the stars than from one that features a trek through them.

    -Spenser

    Sally went to bed and I’m all alone

     

  5. dreaming-shark asked: Oh, did you know that in the National Air and Space Museum, they've got the original model of the Enterprise used on the show on display? It's so cool!

    I just saw this on the internet the other day! I even read that they moved it into one of the big rooms for better display; it used to be in the gift shop!

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    Going to this museum is now on my bucket list.

    -Spenser

    Spenser to followers. Come in, followers.

     

  6. enterprising-gentleman asked: Given that Star Trek has a history of pretty wild costume designs, for better or for worse, what would you say is your favorite outfit or uniform? Least favorite?

    WHAT A GREAT QUESTION.

    I think my favorite has gotta be the classic ladies’ uniforms (especially Chapel’s, something about that blue collar just makes it look so cute).

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    Cute and professional.

    Other than that, I actually really love Andrea’s number from “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” It’s so sleek and looks great on her figure.

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    The women’s outfits from “A Taste of Armageddon” are also really lovely, and they look practical and without any sexualization.

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    Dunno what’s up with those men’s uniforms, though.

    My least favorite has gotta be Zarabeth’s from “All Our Yesterdays”. Not even because the outfit is so bad, but because she’s wearing it on a freezing cold planet. Really, costume designers? I mean yeah, she had a fur coat over it initially, and when she takes it off she’s in a warm cave, but there is just really no logic to support this:

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    Or maybe all those horrible fake Native American outfits from “The Paradise Syndrome”. That’s one of the two episodes in the series I don’t talk about; I like to pretend those ones don’t exist.

    -Spenser

    That was a fun one!

     

  7. captainwingedwolf asked: What is SpockPrime Big Bang?

    I posted a link to the lj page about it earlier, but here is a link to the FAQ.

    Essentially it’s a big event that is encouraging fanworks about Spock Prime (By fandom’s definition, Leonard Nimoy Spock in the reboot ‘verse.) It seems really fun! If I liked the reboot (or maybe even just if I knew about this earlier, because Spock Prime is precious) I would totally participate.

    -Spenser

    Fandom is air

     
  8. And if you’ll all look to your left, you will see a beautiful example of differing opinions coexisting peacefully on the internet.

    -Spenser

    How fun would it be to work in a Trek museum?

     
  9. That’s awesome! Sally and I are primarily writers, so we are always impressed by people who are skilled at visual art.

    I just followed the Spock Prime Big Bang tumblr, so I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

    God, I love the way art flourishes on the internet.

    -Spenser

    Create an ask

     

  10. Anonymous asked: Least favorite character?

    Oh god oh god.  Honestly, I love everyone on the main crew, and I dig most of the characters-of-the-week, too.  And since I’m not the type of person to ignore difficult questions, I’ll answer them multiple times.

    I dislike some characters for different reasons (mainly for being underdeveloped; I’ll love a villain if they are well written) but I think my least favorite character to appear in TOS is (and I’m blanking on his name) the ‘villain’ in The Mark of Gideon.  Because he has so little regard for his family and his people, and no concern for Kirk or the suffering he will inflict upon the crew.  I get really attached to people, characters, things, basically everything.  So for him to be so completely shut off from everything around him really upsets me.  (Upon popular suggestion, I shall remind you all that I feel Bones in my bones.)

    But if you wanted me to pick a least favorite main character - and not just some random dude I dislike - I’m gonna sit here and whine about choosing.  I forced myself to pick Chekov, out of the main nine, because I love the others too much and because I definitely don’t share his overbearing sense of pride.  Not saying it’s bad.  

    Well, I probably got a bit lost on that one.  

    -Sally

    Ask Spenser, She’s Funny

     

  11. dreaming-shark asked: So today I chopped the hell out of my Spock Prime Big Bang fic because I hated it and it just wasn't working. I like what I didn't delete, but holy hell do I have a lot of writing to do now.

    OH MAN, I didn’t even know about this Spock Prime Big Bang until you posted this!

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    That’s amazing! I’m sorry you had to cut so much stuff out; I know writing is really frustrating when it just isn’t working. But at least you genuinely like what you have left. That’s what really matters, in the end! 

    Anyone else working on anything for the Spock Prime Big Bang? Prime just breaks my heart, really. A way to get Sally and I to cry instantly is by making us listen to "Light" by Sleeping at Last while imagining the scene where Spock meets baby Kirk in the ice cave (cough one of like three good scenes in the reboot cough).

    -Spenser

    Wanna try to make us cry?

     

  12. this is your captain speaking

    textsfromtos:

    Hello, friends.  And welcome to the crew, new followers.

    So, on Tuesdays, Spenser and I have a bit of free time and like to spend it with you guys, because you’re awesome.  That is definitely an invitation to talk to us. 

    If epic ask parties aren’t your thing, feel free to blacklist the tag ‘double dumbask on you’

    Have at it!

    - Sally

    Come, friends

    We know it’s a little later than we usually do these ask parties, but we know some of you are out there!

    We really want to talk to you! :D

    -Spenser

     

  13. this is your captain speaking

    Hello, friends.  And welcome to the crew, new followers.

    So, on Tuesdays, Spenser and I have a bit of free time and like to spend it with you guys, because you’re awesome.  That is definitely an invitation to talk to us. 

    If epic ask parties aren’t your thing, feel free to blacklist the tag ‘double dumbask on you’

    Have at it!

    - Sally

     
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