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Some rambling thoughts on Star Trek: Into Darkness. Expect spoilers, very much so...

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To explain that's what Gene Roddenbury said to try and remember how to pronounce Geroge Takei's name - rhymes with okay. The title is relevant as I just saw George Takei today. He's an incredibly nice bloke and a wonderful speaker. I got a very lovely autograph and even got my picture taken with him (though it came out blurry). I probably should write more about it, but I'm tired by now and just thought to mention the fact. He's a very interesting man as well, plus very well spoken, polite and kind. I'm so glad I went to see him speak because he's obviously had an exciting life and has a lot of experience to share. What was particularly poignant was when he talked of being sent to an interrment camp in WW2. I had never heard of that prior to listening to his interview, so though it wasn't a surprise to hear him talk about it, it was still very harrowing a thing by the sound of it and it scary to know it was done then (and history repeats of course, considering what has been claimed about post 9/11 roundups of Arab American citizens). But he seemed to deal with it okay because he was so young at the time, though I'm amazed that by his description his father still had faith in the political system - that it could be as bad, or as good, as the people of the country.

His talk also brought up the point of how difficult it can be for Asian actors to get roles because practically all roles are not written with an Asian character in mind and usually it's because a director changes there mind and rewrites or decides they'd prefer the actor evne if they'd evisioned someone white/non-Asian originally - which was why his being cast as Sulu was quite revolutionary, the same as with the character Uhuru being both black and female and a professional (a champion for women's movement and against aparteid),and Chekov as a trusted Russian team member when it was in the Cold War. George had nothing but praise for Gene Roddenberry and the fact he'd had such visions of the future, and very optimistic ones at that, that had challenged the mindsets of people in the 1960's. It was truly inspirational to listen to.
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By tomorow I'll have had my journal a year. I'm pretty pleased with that, as my very first post points out it was a resolution I kept - I wanted to have a website (oh look I do now, though not so flash as I'd wanted) but enver got to learning php (somethings don't change, do they?). Hence my blog was born. It's probably no more interesting than when it started, mostly full of fandom stuff so I'm presuming that's the thing that keeps it going. I know many people have separate blogs for fic etc but I can't be bothered and besides which purpleyin is already taken.

My fandom review month by month - to be done in 3 parts, if anyone is interested at all that is. Four months sorting through at once is enough for today anyway.

Going over entries reminded how stressful the house deciding thing was and that big room was henry and mine sone condition whilst other housemates were fairly picky. looking back I can see they got pretty much everything they wanted and we didn't get that one condition. Henry didn't even want to move! And my only other concern was doorbell and locks on doors, neither of which were present. We REALLY got the raw deal. X(

Also hadn't had my hair cut since March, until last week. But I did get the blue hair I talked about so frequently. :D

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Remember a show called Star Trek - remember the latest incarnation.

Well I admit Season 1 was good, Season 2 better and Season 3 possibly not quite so, but Season 4 has had new life breathed into it by Many Coto and yet now it gets cancelled!

Happily the fans don't give up that easily. Samea s with Farscape, however, this time fans are gonig one step further - they are attempting to fund the show, or at least raise enough money to show the networks that they mean it. money speaks 10 times better than fan letters alone. They already raised several thousand to put an add in a national newspaper in the Us to rally the fans and promote the website where donations are being collected.

To find out more and hopefully donate something go here.

$36 million is need - $3 million promised already by 3 rich fans and $61,000+ at last count by ordinary everyday fans who don't want Season 4 to be the end.

I did my bit at the very least. It's not much to give really, considering vast amount of fans out there watch downloads and a DVD would cost more.
I may like SGA and BSG better but Enterprise still has a place in my heart and i hope it can carry on from the excellent season we're having now, into an even better Season5.
Not to mention how groundbreaknig this will be if it suceeds.


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