I ran across something several weeks ago before my mother went into the hospital and really didn’t know what to do with it. In term of posting about it, I mean. I didn’t actually want it, myself. Seriously. No really. Ahem.
Then these comments by Linnea Sinclair on the Does Science Fiction Romance Need a Gene Roddenberry? post over at The Galaxy Express caught my eye:
So do we need a Gene Roddenberry? Totally, but if you think about it, we had him. He had several romance plot lines in the original Trek. Later versions had Troi and Worf, and Kira and Odo. Firefly had Mal and Inara. The visual media has NOT been romance-deficient. But watchers are not always readers, apparently.
And I immediately knew I had to bring this out as evidence in support of what she said.
Yeah, my brain works in strange and wonderful ways. Okay, just strange ways. Oh, shut up.
Anyway, can you believe this? Official Star Trek Barbie dolls. Well, of course, I can believe they exist but couldn’t they simply have done just Spock and Uhura? Hmmm. Why did Kirk have to horn in?
Oh, and I found the Star Trek Barbie dolls by way of finding the Twilight ones if anyone wants to see those, too.
I just have one other question – who is the audience for this? For either one of those sets, I mean.