K Tempest Tumbles

I'm K. Tempest Bradford, a writer, blogger, tech geek, and all around nerd. I'm such a big science fiction/fantasy/speculative fiction fan that I even write it (I know, pretty hard core!).

I have a non-Tumblr blog and that's where the majority of my long-form posts go. This blog is for my more fannish activities, link sharing, and squeeness.
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This was that episode when Star Trek address homosexuality is the worst allegory EVER. EVER.

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“Come on guys, we’re rolling! Hold it together!”

Star Trek TNG S2 Gag Reel (x)

Twitter exchange of the day: Geordi La Forge and Captain Jean-Luc Picard at Christmas Time

Twitter exchange of the day: Geordi La Forge and Captain Jean-Luc Picard at Christmas Time

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The cosmic troll..

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kesprytt:

fangirl challenge
1/15 ships » picard/crusher [star trek tng]

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I had been begging to direct an episode since season one and my chance to collaborate with Michael Westmore on “Genesis” was the best. He should have won an Emmy for his work in that. It was brilliant. I also got to direct one of my favorite scenes with one of my favorite cast members… Spot. That moment when he is behind the couch? I’ve never seen any cat play it so fierce, yet understated. —Gates McFadden [x]

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DORN: The funniest story is from the first year. I didn’t know any of these guys very well, and they have a gym they built—
GATES: —Oh god. [covers her face with a shawl]
DORN: At paramount… and I went into the gym and I was looking at the equipment and a couple of things, and I walked by in this room—they have this little window. And I walked by and I went, “What.” And I went back there and it was her—dancing—in a room—by herself. And she was doing interpretive dancing.
FRAKES: Oh, man I never heard this story!
DORN: And I’m looking and she’s going [exaggerates dancing].
FRAKES: —If only we had the cellphone then.
DORN: And she and I laugh about that, and every time you know I said, “What were you doing?” And she goes, “I was doing a dance to SPRING.”
FRAKES: YEAH!
GATES: NO I DID NOT—NO I DID NOT!
DORN: There was a cartoon by Jules Feiffer that was always in the New York Times, and one of his characters was this woman—this dancer that does a dance for all the political shit that’s going on. And I looked and I went, “Oh my god.”
GATES: I remember you looked and said, “What. The. Hell are you doing.” That’s what you said.
[The three of them are having a side conversation]
FRAKES: She commits—she was interpreting.
GATES: Oh, shut up! 
[Dorn and Frakes wordlessly start a routine—with great timing]
FRAKES: She interpreted both the child and the mother—I respect that.

Michael Dorn tells an embarrassing story about catching Gates dancing from the first season; Frakes joins in. NOLA 2012 Panel [watch here]

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This SCENE. This EPISODE. OMG this was when I loved the show most, when all the Trois were just fucking with mens heads every which way.

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10 days of TNG; 02. favourite episode  →  the offspring.

— i feel…
— what do you feel lal?
— i love you father. 
— … i wish i could feel it with you.
— i will feel it for both of us. thank you for my life.

Oh god, now I’m really bawling.

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wilwheaton:

MARINA SIRTIS: Well, you have to remember that we were shooting a show about the 24th century in the 20th century, so you have to bear that in mind. My thing was because to be honest, I don’t know about Gates’ experience with the producers, but I never got an acting note—ever. I would get a call from the producer, “Did you change your lipstick? Did you do something different with your hair?” For “The Boys” in the office it was all about how I look, I knew that from the get-go. So being that as I am very “woman’s libby” as we used to call it in my day, I wanted to portray that you could be an attractive woman and still be a strong person. So for me it was really important that there was someone in the position of power and authority and obviously respect who also cared about her appearance. Because that is me—that’s me, I care about my appearance, but I also care more about society, politics and the world, so I don’t think the two are exclusive, and that’s what I wanted to show.
GATES McFADDEN: Um, I just basically wanted to look good… Actually, as most of you probably know I got let go because I was a feminist. So, second season I wasn’t there because I disagreed with the writer, I felt he was writing the character of Crusher—I had said to him, “I raised this kid on my own; he might be obnoxious about it, but he has saved the ship about 6 times. And there has to be some of those genes that are Beverly Crushers, so why is it every time anything with any wisdom is said it’s a male character who talks to him.” And it’s only me that is only about the mother, which believe me mothering is like that’s number one, just love him—no problem with that. Because I thought that had not been really portrayed on a TV show. I have a son and we have whole other disconnect sometimes where it’s just talking about things, and it’s not to do with, “oh you’re a mom, and you’re my son.” Basically we disagreed, I was asked to you know, go, I certainly did it, and I wasn’t trying to be strident. I was used to working in theatre departments where everybody respected everybody and you basically did talk about things. You can talk about script things that didn’t mean you were going to get your way. It’s like what happens right now in rehearsals, I could be directing something and I can have four actors saying completely different things, and really arguing about it. I don’t take it personally, it’s like they’re arguing for their character—that makes sense to me. Anyway, I did just really want to look good but it didn’t work out.
Marina Sirtis & Gates McFadden, on doing a 24th Century show in the 20th Century, and the reason Gates was fired in the second season. (Spoiler Alert: the producer was then fired and Gates was asked to come back (fan letters et al.) [watch here]

I never knew exactly why Gates was fired. I just knew that the writer who fired her was a hack and a dick and he chased away at least one very good writer from the show.

Now that I know why she was fired, I want to get in the time machine and punch that guy in the back of the head.

Git him, Wesley!