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The second one, where Benedict Cumberbatch played Khan, I thought was unfortunate. Benedict Cumberbatch is a wonderful actor. I love everything that he’s done, but if he was going to be playing that character, J.J. should have made him an original character that’s singular to him. Because the Khan character first appeared in our TV series, “Space Seed,” and Ricardo Montalban was sensational in our second movie – he was the title character, The Wrath of Khan, you know! The other thought that Gene Roddenberry always had in the back of his mind — and that was his philosophy — was to embrace the diversity of this planet. Khan was created as East Indian character. The name is East Indian. We needed a big-name star who was a wonderful actor as well. Ricardo is Latino, but he brought his spectacular charisma and made Khan a singular, iconic character. It’s really owned by Ricardo Montalban, and to cast a white, British, wonderful actor, and name that character Khan, is really not understanding Gene Roddenberry’s philosophy. But I enjoyed the action-adventure parts of the second movie, Into Darkness.

-George Takei absolutely nailing discussion of whitewashing (via imonlyhalfvulcan)

here’s the link to the interview.

(via racebending)

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Capcom 30th Anv. Character Encyclopedia

Established in 1983, Capcom is one of the world’s most well-known video game publishers and is recognized for creating many important game franchises, such as Mega Man, Resident Evil, and Street Fighter. The Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia celebrates Capcom’s 30 years in the industry and gives fans concise information about every major Capcom character, their key artwork, statistics, background information, and interesting notes on the history of each character and game franchise. Including almost 200 characters from the Capcom family, this Character Encyclopedia sheds new light on these character s in a way nothing else does. [Hardcover - 208 pages]

Just released for $16.99 @MyComicShop

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New Live Action Wonder Woman Film Is Up; This Character is Tricky?

A few weeks ago I told you about a Wonder Woman film being made by Rainfall.TV. It debuted today. While only two minutes or so it works well as teaser for the character. It’s really quite baffling to me how the people who own the rights to the character think she’s tricky and yet fans and artists who can think out of the box are able to get the character and easily communicate how compelling she is. 

Vulcan Salute

green-blooded-computer:

So…I know there’s a lot of people that get pissed off when people tuck their thumbs in doing a vulcan salute. Yes, this is incorrect, but I’m not sure a lot of people know why! I’m here to explain it!


So Vulcan philosophy is based on five main concepts, all of which are represented in the hand sign.

Nome: The ring finger represents Nome, meaning “all”. All things in the universe combined make existance worthwhile.

Idic: Invinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. This is the pinky finger. To achieve knowledge, one must accept all diverse possibilities.

The Doctrine of the Domination of Logic: The middle finger is the belief that Logic should dictate every thought and action.

Reverence for Life: This is the index finger. Vulcans respect every aspect of life, no matter what the circumstances.

Privacy: This is the important part. The thumb stands alone to represent the high regard that the Vulcan people have for individual privacy.


Nome-Idic together is to represent the joining of diverse things in order to create more meaning. This is separated from Logic-Reverence for Life because Nome-Idic includes emotion. It recognizes that emotion creates meaning and beauty and is part of the Nome.

This solute, combined with the phrase “Dif tor heh smusma”(Live long and Prosper) is essentially a Vulcan telling you that you may believe anything you like and that he or she is respecting any opinion or way of life you may have. It is also them offering to teach you about themselves or anything they know, hoping for some knowledge in return, so both parties may better themselves.

Just thought this bit of information might be interesting/helpful!

Live long and prosper.

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