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Infinite Unknowns: A Star Trek Fanzine
Been a while since you’ve seen a Star Trek zine, huh? Maybe you’re of the fannish generation that’s hardly seen one at all. That’s okay. We’re trying something new.
Infinite Unknowns is a black-and-white, DIY zine that will contain a miscellany of content from the Star Trek universe. All Treks are welcome, from TOS to AOS and everything in between. We’re looking for fanart, fic, and meta, plus anything else you’d care to send our way. IDIC, right?
Content Guidelines: Art should be black-and-white and fit on a 5.5x8.5” page. Comics should be under four pages. Written content should be 250-1000 words.
Deadlines: I’m aiming to have paper zines ready in time for Brooklyn Zinefest on April 20. If you’d like to make something for Infinite Unknowns, please get it to me by March 15.
Other Zines: We’re also seeking contributors to zines for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avatar: the Last Airbender, and Diane Duane’s Young Wizards books. You can see previous fanzines here.
I am unsure if I’ll do something for this but COME ON, TREK IS WHY I AM ON TUMBLR IN THE FIRST PLACE, so probably SOMEbody who follows me will see this and go !!!!!!!
Geordi knows exactly what Data looks like. Thanks to the Ba’ku (and, okay, a little bit to Q), she even knows what Data looks like to other people. But before she ever opens her new eyes, she knows Data by her quiet, watchful presence, by the way her voice catches and goes soft and wondering when she says “Hello, Geordi.”
The doctors told her there would be a period of adjustment, that even the most familiar things and people would seem strange as she got used to the new sensory input of the implants. That, Geordi thinks, is the most ridiculous thing she’s ever heard.
She’d know Data anywhere.
I AM A GOOSEBUMP!
Ensign Wendy Crusher is brilliant, end of discussion. All dissenting opinions will be assumed to be the result of sweater envy.
I always thought it took serious courage to be the first to say “Maybe Starfleet isn’t the best and only thing in the universe.” Because, let’s admit it, Michael Eddington had a point. The Federation does have a certain subtly cultish quality, and considering Wes spent his life neck-deep in Starfleet, his choice to boldly go a different way was pretty damn impressive.
On a somewhat related note, I met Wil Wheaton at Wizard World and found him to be an awesome and charming person in possession of dreamy eyes and (reportedly) multiple kilts.
Next up: Q, Guinan, and, let’s face it, probably a lot more Data.
No offense, Wil…but this would have made me like TNG more…and it is difficult to like TNG more.
I would have been so, extremely, deeply in love with Wendy Crusher…
Every boy who doth protest his lack of being in love with Wesley Crusher but then pipes up about Wendy Crusher is bothering the crap out of me. For one thing, we already know that Hank is a li’l bit queer; he talked about this in a public video of which, if I’m not mistaken, he’s rather proud (and I thought was very nice, too. A good combination of vlogbrothers’ newer educational style and older personal discourse style.) I’m not saying Hank was secretly gay for Wesley. What I’m saying is that it’s totally bullshit that people have to arbitrarily divide up their feelings for fictional characters depending on their gender and sexuality. Characters are not real, they don’t care what you do with real people in real life, where labels are a helpful clarification for messy social interaction. If Wendy Crusher had actually been on TNG and her character truly expressed exactly as Wesley’s only with a feminine gender presentation, the only difference would have been the audience’s expectations and interpretations of her gender. Yes, it would have made the show very different, as it’s a product of its time, but it didn’t actually happen, and people talking about these differences now and reacting to it with “I would have been so … in love with [her]” are actually experiencing crappidy-doo binary gender problems, where a teenage scientific savant with a knack for getting into trouble and wearing truly terrible sweaters who is a *girl* is a completely different person, somehow, than that exact same character as a boy. THAT is what’s bothering the crap out of me. I’m also bothered by people not able to say they’re in love with a CHARACTER on the basis of their supposed genitalia which they will never actually experience. Dudes, saying you were in love with Spock shouldn’t actually make anybody think you’re going to turn around and go cruising for people with green dicks. That it DOES do that for men, and DOESN’T do that when, say, a woman says she’s in love with Lucy Liu as Joan Watson, is shitty, and BOTHERING me.
I told you this was coming.
From left to right, that’s
Counselor Dane Troi
Dr. Benjamin Crusher
Cmdr. Willa Riker
Captain Jeanne Picard
Lt. Cmdr. Data
Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge
and Lt. Worf? I’m sorry, I’ve got nothing when it comes to Klingon names.
I really hope I’m not the only one on here who loves TNG. Regardless, there will be more of this. A lot more. No, really, I’m not sure I know how to stop.
Oh my god, Riker is so hot. Is this how the ladies all feel about Jonathan Frakes?
I just watched the pilot of Enterprise, the only Star Trek I haven’t seen. (Worry not, I saw a few of the later blips here and there while it was airing and of course I’ve absorbed it through trekmosis.)
I would watch more of it? But it was also poop.
There was a reasonable amount of Bakula thigh and bulge and butt in nice blue undies, though. I was happy about that. I’m gonna go with… I’ll probably end up watching it one episode a week or something until suddenly we look up and we’ve watched them all and then that’s it, all the star trek, all watched. Whomp whommmmpppp
Star Trek Office Clothing part 1
I’m very particular about merchandise. I love the idea of it, but what I’m really looking for is a collection of clothing/jewelry I can wear to work that says “I’m a savvy young professional, but also I’m really obsessed with Star Trek”
Are you freaking kidding me, I would possibly purchase any and all of these
Do you ever see something that you absolutely know would make someone you no longer speak to happy? And you just get a split second of “Oh my god, I so have to get that for—-”
And then the excitement is just sapped right out of you by the realization that you don’t even know how you feel about that person anymore, you don’t even know if they get off on weird nerdy clothes anymore, you’re not in their life.
And it’s just a major fucking downer.
Well. *I* would be made happy by this adorable bowtie, so not to tromp all over your legitimate melancholy but if you wanna give me a reason to own a button down shirt ever again…..
In Star Trek universe it is in the range of completely plausible possibilities to suddenly revert back to a child.
Oh shush, just enjoy lil’s Garak and lil’ Jules having a teaparty.
oh my heck this is fantastically adorable.
ST de-aging is the most plausible de-aging~