Nichelle Nichols frequently tells a story of getting into a dispute with director Marc Daniels over the filming of this episode. As it had already been established that Uhura’s first language was Swahili, Nichols believed that, after her mind was erased, Uhura would revert to her first language. However, as Nichols herself did not speak Swahili, Daniels wanted Uhura to just speak English. Nichols refused to, telling Daniels, “Nichelle Nichols doesn’t speak Swahili, but Uhura does!” Gene Roddenberry was eventually brought in to settle the dispute, and he sided with Nichols. A linguist specializing in Swahili was then brought in to write the few lines of Swahili that are spoken in the episode. (Memory Alpha)
there’s a special place in my heart that occasionally just swells with love for TOS.
the three R’s: a mix for when you’re so fed up with inequality and ignorance and the fear that you’ll never be good enough because of it that you’re ready at any given moment for full-out war
seven nation army - the white stripes || i predict a riot - kaiser chiefs || all eyes - imagine dragons || who needs you - the orwells || dull life - yeah yeah yeahs || teenage riot - sonic youth || everything counts - depeche mode || bad girls - M.I.A. || how soon is now - the smiths || radioactive in the dark (mash-up) - imagine dragons/fall out boy || don’t forget who you are - miles kane || hand in glove - the smiths || where is my mind - pixies || propane nightmares - pendulum || revolution - the beatles || atlantis to interzone - klaxons || losing my religion - R.E.M. || sugar we’re going down - fall out boy
“I have two rules I follow,” Saren explained. “The first is: never kill someone without a reason.”“And the second?” Anderson asked, suspicious.“You can always find a reason to kill someone.”- Mass Effect: Revelation
You know what? I’m pretty smart
I should be on the…………..
Your Zuko costume’s pretty good, but your scar’s on the wrong side.
Tumblr-user thehiddentriforce will forever carry dishonor with them.
For everyone who completely missed it, allow me to be less subtle: