struck by beauty, gripped in fright

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Worf: Deanna, how do you know so much about this period in Earth’s history?
Deanna: My father used to read me stories from the Ancient West when I was a little girl. I must admit, I always wanted to play the part of the Mysterious Stranger. 

(Source: imzadis, via princessmeanypants)

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"don't get me wrong i love what ds9 does . . . but when i think of the future i want and let's be real the future the ds9 folks want too" THANK YOU with those few words I think you have just cleared up all the internal conflict I have had between the two series thank you <3

Asked by: kiranwearsscienceblues

nenya-kanadka:

mylittleredgirl:

One of the hardest yet somehow most rewarding parts of the series is watching Bashir get disillusioned over the course of the war and his encounters with Section 31. All the Starfleet officers go through that a little bit, but Bashir’s example is the most extreme because he arrived fresh from Starfleet Medical, bursting with Federation optimism, and really had no other life experience beyond Earth. 

On the one hand, you’ve got Starfleet officers learning about life outside the plush leather interior of the 1701-D:

And for the first time, really, we get to see the Federation from an outsider’s perspective and empathize with that perspective instead of it being shown as clearly incorrect by the end of the episode:

And really, both perspectives get adjusted over the course of the series, and we end with this unsettled feeling that it’s going to take a lot of work to get back to where we were, but that there are still really good people who really care about the Federation values we’ve supported through the other series. 

Someone get this woman a job writing meta. <3

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BARCLAY: Being afraid, all the time… of forgetting somebody’s name. Not knowing what to do with your hands. I mean, I am the guy who writes down things to remember to say when there’s a party. And then when he gets there, he winds up alone in the corner trying to look comfortable examining a potted plant. 

GEORDI: You’re just SHY, Barclay. 

BARCLAY: “Just shy”… Sounds like nothing serious, doesn’t it. You can’t know. 

(Source: batsuit-butt, via rrrowr)