The original show was basically incredibly optimistic…It said, ‘Hey, look, Ma, I’m in outer space. We made it.’ Again, Gene is the most optimistic human I’ve ever met. It was a very liberal show. It had very strong female characters for the time, even though they were telephone operators and nurses. To have women, in essence, in a combat situation and aboard a military vessel was a startling idea.
—Melinda Snodgrass, Starlog, October 1989. (via trekkiefeminist)
Bunny Cheerleaders Nearly Perfect Pyramid
A group of rabbit cheerleaders from Florida State University are on the verge of perfecting the classic “pyramid” move, according to their coach, Taryn Ventille.
The bunnies have forgone their summer vacation to stay on campus and work on their moves, said Ventille. They’re preparing for the Collegiate Bunny Cheerleading Championship, which will take place at Walt Disney World in September.
"They’ve really gelled as a team," said Ventille. "It’s really been a privilege to watch them come together and figure our their routine."
Though it’s still a long shot that they’ll win the competition — the high flying team from the University of Tennessee is a massive favorite, according to ESPN — the FSU squad won’t embarrass themselves.
"Bunny cheerleading was only added as a sport [at FSU] three years ago," explained Ventille. "So for them to come this far, so fast, is a real achievement."
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