Nurse Chapel is a beloved [Trek] character,” says Orci. “Even before the first movie came out, a lot of online chatter was, ‘Is Nurse Chapel gonna be there?!’”
Alas, although we hear Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban) say “Nurse Chapel” in 2009’s Star Trek, we never officially saw Christine Chapel — and she’s still MIA in Into Darkness. Instead, Carol Marcus tells Kirk that she learned of his reputation as a ladies man from her friend Christine Chapel, who has become a nurse since her romantic encounter with him — which he does not recall.
“We just figured that would be a great reference, and we loved that Kirk didn’t remember her,” says Orci. “It’s an in-joke that also speaks volumes about his character when it comes to women. That’s why we used it.”
So will Nurse Chapel ever actually make a flesh-and-blood appearance on the Enterprise? Orci just laughs. “That’s certainly possible!”
Bob Orci talks to BuzzFeed about fan references in Star Trek Into Darkness. [x]
All I have to say about this is:
#the misogyny is so fucking palpable im going 2 throw up #you had the opportinity to introduce another female character #(having more than 2 is too much for you maybe???????) #but nooo #you had to be gross and write her off as just another conquest in kirk’s book #HILARIOUS AM I RIGHT!!!! #women are dispensable!!!!! #and not only the fucking blatant misogyny you also seem to not understand kirk’s character #like apparently for these dudes sleeping around = being a sleazy douchebag #which???? no?????????#people who have a lot of sex maybe do b/c…they enjoy sex??????? #wow revolutionary i know #anyway god im just so angry about this
i feel like the most appropriate response to this quote is an apathetic scream of frustration
HEY BOB ORCI COULD YOU MAYBE STOP
So to be clear, not only does Orci misinterpret Kirk’s character again (” Kirk kissed a green girl or something one time clearly he’s a sexist playboy”), but he uses Christine fucking Chapel as a one-off “lol misogynism is funny/endearing” joke. And she apparently left the ship because of her fling with Kirk.
Let me restate
Petition to lead a manhunt to Orci’s house I’ll bring the pitchforks and fire if you bring the righteous hatred.
I COULDN’T BE ANYMORE DISGUSTED WITH JJ&CO RIGHT NOW
“Well, when I was nine years old Star Trek came on,” Goldberg says. “I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, ‘Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there’s a black lady on television and she ain’t no maid!’ I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.”
This is part of the reason Star Trek is important.
This is part of the reason Cumberbatch’s casting is such a huge deal.
#what kills me- #what kills me about this #is the way Jim shifts his hand #because he’s scared #and he was alone #but then there’s spock #who is crying over him #the guy who didn’t cry over his mother #who in the face of his own death purged himself of emotions#here is that guy crying over Jim. #And he knows he can’t touch Jim #but he still put his hand up to the glass. #Because he couldn’t help it #And it’s good-bye#they’re saying good-bye #and it’s Jim trying to speak Spock’s language for just a second. #Just a second longer.
#YEAH IT’LL BE NICE IF YOU COULD STOP BREAKING MY HEART #because that shift in his fingers? #KILLS ME #because who knows if he knows about vulcan kisses when he’s doing that #but he just aligns his fingers to spock #because it’s his dying instinct #GOD HELP ME WITH THESE FEELS WHERE ARE ALL THE FICS DAMMIT
you will always be a child of two worlds
you wouldn’t break a rule, how could you break a bone?
could you imagine spock prime’s reaction when he finds out khan is somehow white. ‘oh my god. what did i even do’
Chris Colfer: Stunning in black and white.