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I came across this passage from The Naval Treaty tonight that happens to contain a few words that work for #StarTrekSummerMay so I thought I‘d share #AMatterofHonor, #Conspiracy & #TheEnemy

Megabooks Wow! This is perfect! 👍🏻👍🏻🖖🏻 5mo
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Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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What do you do when #TheEnemy is you getting in your own way? This was such a great read all about that.

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Another episode I had to go back and watch, I only remembered it vaguely. Overall good episode, a little heavy-handed with the moralizing, but still entertaining.

#StarTrekSummerMay #TheEnemy @Megabooks

Megabooks I liked Geordi‘s diplomacy in this one. It definitely showed some range in his character! 🖖🏻🖖🏻 5mo
RamsFan1963 @Megabooks True. Geordi was always an underdeveloped character, down in engineering waiting to tell us the engines were about to blow or something equally catastrophic 5mo
Megabooks @RamsFan1963 he was really good at rolling underneath the engineering block out door, that‘s for sure!! 5mo
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Enemy Mine | Barry B Longyear
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TNG 3.7 #TheEnemy has great bones, but suffers from the writers not knowing how to write Geordi. It could have led to more stories. We never see the Romulan Bochra again (but we got more Tomalak). In the end, it‘s a throwaway episode and a waste. In the first TNG bible, Geordi was supposed to be gay. Fans know that and this epi gave fodder to more slash than any other besides his relationship with Data.

#startreksummermay #day12 ⬇️

tournevis My favorite book about enemies is, yes, a movie novelization, but it‘s just that good and an overall better version of the episode's story. Enemy Mine is a fantastic movie/book about racism forged by the military and I love it and David Gerrold, who co-wrote the book despite what the database says, is a literary genious that we should cherish. 5mo
twohectobooks I had no idea Geordi was originally supposed to be gay!! Wow. 5mo
tournevis @twohectobooks Rick Berman convinced Roddenberry to change it, for all the wrong reasons (Berman is a raging homophobe), but it's true the idea might not have been ready for prime time tv in 1987. The problem is it turned the character awkward and stalkery, who they did not know how to write. Wasted potential IMO. 5mo
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twohectobooks Huge missed opportunity! I‘ve also heard that Malcolm Reed on Enterprise was originally intended to be a gay character (not sure if this is just a rumour) which was definitely ready for prime time by then and also a huge missed opportunity. I love Trek so much but it really disappoints me sometimes. 5mo
tournevis @twohectobooks I would not be surprised. I've never read specifically about Reed, but Berman stopped every attempt to have a male gay character in every iteration he was involved in, movies and series. So many people on record about this. He allowed Dax because a woman and lesbians are sexy. 5mo
Megabooks @twohectobooks @tournevis What about Bashir? I think he was supposed to be gay as well. I think Reed is an especially lost opportunity because there were out characters on other shows by then. All Bashir did was stalk Dax until she became a different she. Wasted. I‘m so glad Wilson Cruz is on #DSC. I 💙 him on Twitter, and I really 💙 Ricki Vasquez!! (edited) 5mo
tournevis @Megabooks @twohectobooks Though Bashir was not planned as gay, Sidig el Fadil and Andrew Robinson did play them as gay and loved doing it. Still do. Berman was at them throughout for doing it, ordering to tone it down, which led to fewer and fewer scenes together and "romantic" interests pushed in the plotlines. Ira Behr and Berman fought over this A LOT but Berman was the boss and had final say. 5mo
tournevis @Megabooks Ricky! I'm so glad to finally have represention, though I'm of two minds with the use of the words gay and pan in the dialogue. I get it: it's important to have these words on tv now. But there is no way these words will still be used in 400 years. They are not sciencefictional words. But I get it. 5mo
Megabooks @tournevis I used to read Bashir/Garak fiction in my 20s. I think I like that more than Kira/Dax, but it‘s close. Although I will say I never read much sexual fiction because I‘m asexual, and while it‘s fun, that‘s, you know, not my thing. I am not aromatic, though, so there were some parts I enjoyed. 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
tournevis @Megabooks Ace Power to You!!! Now, if the rampant production of all matters of slash in every fandom you can think of is anything to go by, people crave lgbt content, for many divergeant reasons, and will create it if not provided with it by cannon, Berman be damned. 5mo
Megabooks @tournevis Thanks!!! I‘m hoping there will be more open representation of asexuals someday. 🤞🏻🤞🏻I guess we got The Outcast 🙄🙄, which somehow (Berman) turned way heternormative. I think everybody wants to see something of themselves on TV, whether it‘s being non-heterosexual, various (dis)abilities, being people/aliens of color, or neuro-atypical. I hope we keep, as being vocal fans, things moving in a direction of inclusivity/representation. 5mo
Megabooks I wanted to add non-cisgender but ran out of space! So much more I want to see!! 5mo
tournevis @Megabooks You and me both. 5mo
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An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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#StarTrekSummerMay Sometimes #TheEnemy is only yourself. This book is so good. I‘m loving the Nigerian folklore and the proverbs scattered throughout the pages. Chinonso is a simple man, with a big heart and pleasing nature. Through a series of unexpected events his life becomes a story of calamity. Equal parts hilarity and heartbreak. I‘m halfway in and totally hooked.

Cinfhen Thanks for gifting me this ARC @LibrarianRyan I think it‘s my favorite so far!!!!!! 5mo
Megabooks #stacking!! I love Nigerian literature!! 5mo
Cinfhen Have you read this book yet @Lola ???? I think you‘d really like it. I‘m not sure if you‘ll have the patience for it @Megabooks it‘s a bit of a slow burn. Let me know if you give it a try 👍🏻😊❤️ (edited) 5mo
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Megabooks @Cinfhen I will!! 5mo
Lola @Cinfhen We are such book twins 😍 This is in my physical TBR. I ADORED 5mo
Cinfhen 👯‍♀️❤️had a feeling @Lola 🙌🏻 5mo
Kalalalatja Now I‘m even more excited to read this! Loved The Fishermen 👌 5mo
Cinfhen It‘s headed your way @Kalalalatja after I‘m finished reading 5mo
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁 5mo
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What do you do when #TheEnemy is blonde, blue-eye, and charismatic with just enough knowledge to be dangerous? You give her millions of dollars. 😉

I hope someday someone comes up with an easier way to get blood for testing - maybe a hypospray to the shoulder like ST:TNG and ST:DS9 - but until I see more proof, I‘ll find the claims unbelievable. #StarTrekSummerMay

Trashcanman Hole punch or a lighter and Hairspray 5mo
Megabooks @Trashcanman 😂😂😂 5mo
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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jolovestoread He leído buenas cosas de Americanah. Ahí me contás. :) 3y
Jhannine @jowis I didn't know what you meant by tag in the comments! Thanks! :) 3y
jolovestoread @Jhannine you're welcome. Vamos aprendiendo poco a poco. ;) 3y
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