the-andorian-mining-consortium:


Star Trek: Enterprise 20 Day Challenge
Day 5: Favourite Recurring CharacterShran

Instantly a fan of his character, ngl. :] Also ngl that that was helped a bit by the fact that he was played by an actor I really like. I generally don’t like a lot of violent characters unless they have some redeeming qualities about them like smart-mouthed, sassy quips. That’s just me and my preference. Not that Shran doesn’t have some… memorable quotes (gotta love “the Andorian Mining Consortium runs from no one”) but what I guess drew me to this character was a result of my prejudgements being upended.
I’d seen DS9 so I was fairly impressed with Jeff Combs’s acting as Weyoun and was excited when he popped on the screen as Shran (literally did not know he was playing Shran in this series until that moment so some flailing did happen). So I thought whatever Combs was given to work with, I felt confident he would make it interesting, but I still wasn’t sure if I was going to like Shran as much as I liked how he portrayed Weyoun. It wasn’t until the end of the episode when I was impressed with what I saw of his character.
I liked the twist and layers added at the end, how Shran’s introduced as kind of the episode’s villain but it ends up being that he’s not. He’s just trying, albeit with some extreme methods to determine whether or not P’Jem is actually a spy station in disguise as a three thousand year old monastery or not. When it turns out that he was right all along, he doesn’t gloat about it at all. He actually genuinely looked quite shocked —and worried— that he was right and was more focused on why Archer, the guy he had just beaten up for the past two days and supposed ally of the Vulcans, decided to help him.


Apparently he didn’t even audition for the role either. They just called him up and said they had a role they wanted him to do. Combs says his initial reaction was to ask “does my character die at the end of the episode?” and when they said no he said he’d do it. With no idea, at that point, of what he was going to be playing. He found out it was an Andorian a few weeks later. I think it was also said the reason they picked him was because they wanted someone who could pull off being a strong and intimidating presence whilst being in such over-the-top makeup… cast the wrong actor and the Andorians as a race would have become nothing but a joke. I’m so glad they got it right!

the-andorian-mining-consortium:

Star Trek: Enterprise 20 Day Challenge

Day 5: Favourite Recurring Character
Shran

Instantly a fan of his character, ngl. :] Also ngl that that was helped a bit by the fact that he was played by an actor I really like. I generally don’t like a lot of violent characters unless they have some redeeming qualities about them like smart-mouthed, sassy quips. That’s just me and my preference. Not that Shran doesn’t have some… memorable quotes (gotta love “the Andorian Mining Consortium runs from no one”) but what I guess drew me to this character was a result of my prejudgements being upended.

I’d seen DS9 so I was fairly impressed with Jeff Combs’s acting as Weyoun and was excited when he popped on the screen as Shran (literally did not know he was playing Shran in this series until that moment so some flailing did happen). So I thought whatever Combs was given to work with, I felt confident he would make it interesting, but I still wasn’t sure if I was going to like Shran as much as I liked how he portrayed Weyoun. It wasn’t until the end of the episode when I was impressed with what I saw of his character.

I liked the twist and layers added at the end, how Shran’s introduced as kind of the episode’s villain but it ends up being that he’s not. He’s just trying, albeit with some extreme methods to determine whether or not P’Jem is actually a spy station in disguise as a three thousand year old monastery or not. When it turns out that he was right all along, he doesn’t gloat about it at all. He actually genuinely looked quite shocked —and worried— that he was right and was more focused on why Archer, the guy he had just beaten up for the past two days and supposed ally of the Vulcans, decided to help him.

Apparently he didn’t even audition for the role either. They just called him up and said they had a role they wanted him to do. Combs says his initial reaction was to ask “does my character die at the end of the episode?” and when they said no he said he’d do it. With no idea, at that point, of what he was going to be playing. He found out it was an Andorian a few weeks later. 
I think it was also said the reason they picked him was because they wanted someone who could pull off being a strong and intimidating presence whilst being in such over-the-top makeup… cast the wrong actor and the Andorians as a race would have become nothing but a joke. I’m so glad they got it right!

(Source: nausikaa)

southerndrawlinmypants:

I just remembered that when Odo was a human he jumped off a railing to turn into a hawk to catch a criminal and he just fell to the ground like a sack of doorknobs I am fucking dying

(via fuckyeahodo)

gnarly:

I would be a morning person, if morning happened around 1pm

(via j387)

spindizzily replied to your post “The epic quest to watch all of the Star Trek ever made continues…”

I see the Star Trek break lasted all of like two days.

Would you believe it was actually splend42 that requested we resume? I was aok with the break lasting a while longer but apparently he couldn’t wait until I got back from my parents house :P

Tags: spindizzily

mortenavida:

thenotoriousscuttlecliff:

the-timelord-girl-who-hunts:

wordsofdiana:

The only thing I want in Avengers 2 is Cap picking up Thor’s hammer, totally unaware it should be impossible.

Actually in Marvel lore it is implicitly stated That Steve is one of only a few people on earth actually worthy of carrying Thor’s hammer

To hell with Steve, I want Natasha to pick it up and realise, even with all the red in her ledger, she is still just as worthy as Thor or Steve. 

THIS

(via nerysdax)

  • Taya: So then Great Minra said to the evil changeling, "Well, maybe you can turn into a mountain, or a Ghergher Beast, or a tornado. Those are big things and big things are easy. But I bet you can't turn into something small... like a loaf of greenbread." And so the changeling said, "Yes I can," and he did... and then do you know what happened?
  • Odo: The Great Minra gobbled him up.
  • Taya: How'd you know?
  • Odo: The changeling in your story wasn't very smart.
  • Taya: Could you turn into a loaf of greenbread?
  • Odo: I suppose I could.
  • Taya: Show me.
  • Odo: And let you gobble me up? I don't think so!
fangirl221b:

I CAN’T CHOOSE A FAVORITE

fangirl221b:

I CAN’T CHOOSE A FAVORITE

(Source: google-suggest, via alwayshardlyaverage)

The epic quest to watch all of the Star Trek ever made continues tonight with the Original Series.

I am looking forward to the homoerotic text.

Tags: star trek tos

spicyshimmy:

spock coming to understand that ‘talking dirty’ is something terrans enjoy as a sexual experience so he engages jim in a rousing, hour-long discussion about topsoil and minerals and actual dirt and jim is just like ‘what is happening. what the hell is happening right now’

"Talk dirty to me."

"Mud, dust, the Ankh River, Nobby’s laundry, Nobby…”

splend42

(via vulkans)

It’s dangerous to go alone, take this.

It’s dangerous to go alone, take this.

(Source: danielodowd, via raysoflightinthedark)

forablueeyedmiracle:

Fandom is knowing that, across the globe, hundreds of other people are screaming ‘NO FUCK YOU’ at their televisions and curling up on the floor and crying at exactly the same moment as you are.

(via rottenberry)

Hoist the Colours [x]
Hoist the Colours Hans Zimmer // Gay Pirates Cosmo Jarvis // The Wendy Trilogy I - Wendy on Board SJ Tucker // The Wendy Trilogy II - Red Handed Jill SJ Tucker // Drunken Sailor Captain Tractor // The Last Saskatchewan Pirate Arrogant Worms // A Professional Pirate Tim Curry // The 7 Seas Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew // The Seven Deadly Sins Flogging Molly // Salty Dog Flogging Molly // Captain Morgan’s Revenge Alestorm

Hoist the Colours [x]

Hoist the Colours Hans Zimmer // Gay Pirates Cosmo Jarvis // The Wendy Trilogy I - Wendy on Board SJ Tucker // The Wendy Trilogy II - Red Handed Jill SJ Tucker // Drunken Sailor Captain Tractor // The Last Saskatchewan Pirate Arrogant Worms // A Professional Pirate Tim Curry // The 7 Seas Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew // The Seven Deadly Sins Flogging Molly // Salty Dog Flogging Molly // Captain Morgan’s Revenge Alestorm