Jean Luc as a Cardassian
A video game that lampshades the player’s ability to revive after death and incorporates it into the setting:
"I don’t know what planet you’re from, kid, but here on Earth people stay dead.”
And they do. NPCs that are killed stay dead. You experience loss over the course of the plot until one of the first NPCs to die shows up again, laughs, and says,
"It’s a bit different than back home, isn’t?"
And turns out to be the Big Bad.
Even better, make everything broach upon the Fourth Wall. The protagonist can hear background music, glances at the camera and mutters about being watched, and, best yet, whenever a decision is made that contradicts the protagonist’s personality, the protagonist tries to resist the decision, only to obey the player’s will.
Sinister music starts to play and and the protag stiffens and starts muttering “shit, shit, shit, shit, something’s coming, where’s it coming from? Shit-“
demenior said: I was just rereading the last chapter or so of book 54 and they spent over 3 years in space!! How do you think that was for Tobias to live on a spaceship that long, and also in close contact with Jake who he really never wanted to speak to again since y'know the whole Rachel thing?? And they spend that long searching for Ax and could you imagine how desperate Tobias must have felt as the months dragged on because he couldn't bear to lose another part of his family?? #TobiasFeelsRUs
Right, and like, after a point it would go from *urgency* to just a sick worry that stays with them constantly, an undercurrent to everything. They’re eating very old food and playing card games over and over and rewatching show’s they’ve almost memorized and carefully retreading conversational ground that won’t spark fights [like rachel] [which is hard to do on a ship called the rachel]
Don’t they only spend a couple of months on the ship? I mean, it’s still a long time but not compared to three years.
Well, Demmy did say she was just reading it and that’s what it said. I don’t have a copy handy, so I can’t check for my own confirmation.
I remember it being a year? three years of war, three years on earth, one year on the ship
What I really love, though, is when members of their respective species pick up on their signals before they do. Bashir is totally doing his flirty, bragging thing, complete with low voice and some major eye-sexin, and meanwhile Garak is just there practically licking the air in front of Bashir’s face, and their words are all “nice weather we’re having” and their signals are all “fuck me now”, but they just don’t know! And then Dukat waltzes in and drops a casual remark about how Garak has obviously lowered his standards yet again, doing the human equivalent of having an obvious hard-on and not even having the decency to hide it with a book or something, and Sisko chokes on his synth-ale…
Poor Sisko! Considering I’ve redesigned the Trill to be so drastically different to what they were (I really will scan Jadzia soonish…), and Bajorans to be much more ape/chimp-like, he’s probably used to dealing with drastically different behaviour from both Dax and Kira. Actually, probably as part of his Starfleet training, he assumes every behaviour is part of ordinary every day behaviour until proven/told otherwise, because each species (and person within a species really) is unique and he can’t presume on the meaning of each gesture.
So he didn’t think anything of Garak’s tendency to taste the air, and certainly didn’t necessarily observe it happening more when he was around Bashir. He also didn’t think much of Garak curling his tail around objects that were near to Bashir like chair legs or the sides of consoles. Cardassians keep their tails moving all the time, there was nothing to think about.
Until someone explains to him on no uncertain terms that Garak couldn’t be making a more blatant pass at Bashir than if he pretty much just made an enormous sign with the words “fuck me” printed on it.
TIME FOR A VERY LONG TALK WITH THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER ABOUT STARFLEET POLICIES, DANGERS TO INTERGALACTIC POLITICAL RELATIONS, RISK TO BASHIR HIMSELF INCLUDING CAREER AND PHYSICAL RISKS, AND FINALLY A THINLY-VEILED AND EMBARRASSING ATTEMPT AT TELLING HIM TO PRACTICE SAFE SEX, BECAUSE GOODNESS KNOWS BASHIR NEEDS REMINDING EVERY SO OFTEN.
Oh god yes, all my love for Sisko having awkward sex talks with his officers (ESPECIALLY MEDICAL OFFICERS WHO SHOULD REALLY KNOW BETTER, SWEET JESUS) and Bashir being all WE DIDN’T COVER THIS IN BASIC ALIEN BIOLOGIES, WE ONLY HAD THAT ONE LECTURE ABOUT NOT MACKING ON BOLIANS, AND I’M JUST NOT PREPARED OKAY, and Sisko just rubbing his eyes with thumb and forefinger and being all lord gimme strength because fuck, can’t any of his officers just stop thinking with their various junk for a hot minute and look any of this shit up, Jesus Christ, how is this his life…
I’m suddenly very very interested in “THAT ONE LECTURE ABOUT NOT MACKING ON BOLIANS”. I feel like it’s the kind of thing Starfleet officers later exchange looks over because their sex ed prepared them for NOTHING, but the one thing it DID do was make them all traumatised about starting romantic relationships with Bolians. Even Bolians are not so keen after that lecture.
ANYWAY YES. SISKO HAVING TO DEAL WITH BASHIR BEING UTTERLY CRAP = PERFECT.
ALSO ALSO, LATER HE PROBABLY NEEDS TO HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH GARAK TOO, WHICH IS LACED WITH SO MUCH SECONDARY MEANING AND POSTURING, AS SISKO TRIES TO SAY ‘LOOK, THAT’S MY OFFICER, DON’T YOU DARE DO ANYTHING TO HURT HIM OK’ WITHOUT ACTUALLY SAYING THOSE EXACT WORDS.
Native Filmmakers Shoot Dystopian Drama on Pine Ridge Reservation
It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for "The People," the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.
Based out of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Indigene Studios was co-founded in April 2014 by Willi White, Oglala Lakota, and Angel White Eyes, Oglala Lakota and Ojibwa.
“This is our way of giving back to our communities but also expressing ourselves,” White said. “Non-Natives always come here and sell the same narrative to the mainstream media. We want to change that narrative and give a voice to the stories that are already here.”