Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.
This really isn’t that difficult to grasp.
1) Benedict Cumberbatch gave a phenomenal performance as Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek: Into Darkness.
2) The casting of a white man as Khan Noonien Singh in 2013 is HIGHLY PROBLEMATIC.
3) Both of these things can be true at the same time.
4) No, really; they can.
Thank you. This whole ongoing Cumberbacklash is getting so tiresome and you will only alienate a whole bunch of young people from issues of social justice if you just make everything personal attacks on actors they care about. The race (and gender) problems in Star Trek are glaring, and important, but I’ve yet to see anyone talk about it like an adult, to be honest. It seems to be much more about snidey, professional tumblr-ranters throwing toys out the pram over new people turning up in their fandom than people who actually care about the problem (quite a lot of people, for example, who hadn’t mentioned a single actor of Asian descent on their blog until halfway through last week). Seriously - way to get absolutely nothing done.
your faves could never[1/?]: leonard h mccoy ⇒don’t pander to me, kid. one tiny crack in the hull, and our blood boils in 13 seconds. solar flare might pop up and cook us in our seats. and wait ‘til you’re sitting pretty with a case of andorian shingles. see if you’re still so relaxed when your eyeballs are bleeding! space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence.