Roddenberry was Right


The Vorta were a species that had to be created very quickly to fill a specific need: the Founders’ managers, a bureaucracy that facilitated the will of the Founders. At the same time, the producers didn’t want an elaborate alien makeup, just an instantly recognizable humanoid creature who would interact with the Federation personnel as well as with the Founders/changelings and the Jem’Hadar. “Don’t spend a lot of time with a new face,” the producers told makeup. “Just do something with the ears.” Accordingly, a set of large, extended ears that didn’t look too bizarre were designed, and combined with a pale skin tone to create an ominious and menacing look. Then, as a finishing touch, makeup came up with the idea of purple contact lenses for their eyes, highlighted by a lavender eye shadowing. The hairstylist worked up a hairstyle to go with the pale, slightly purple tinge. Female Vorta had smaller ear appliances to differentiate them from their male counterparts.
— Michael Westmore

 Photo: Robbie Robinson
Source: Star Trek Aliens & Artifacts [Michael Westmore et al.] 2000

Kira Nerys minus The Uniform 

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Stargate Atlantis - External shots of Atlantis (requested by bedabug)

Laura Roslin + up close and personal – requested by ofyourshadow 


"That’s the tricky part though, isn’t it? Living with the consequences. When you’re not with me, when you’re not around, it’s like a part of me is missing. I want to be with you more than anything, but I don’t think that I can do this."

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One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.

These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.


They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.

These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.

And the metro is always this clean.

In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.

Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.

We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.