Gundam Appreciation Post


WOW! A wonderful shot. Platinum blonde Rene Carpenter—the wife of one of the Mercury astronauts—surprised the other wives for this first 1959 Life cover shoot by not wearing the prescribed pastel shirtwaist dress. Also Trudy Cooper in eggshell blue (the only licensed pilot among the Astro Wives) and Louise Shepard, pretty in pink.


gentle reminder to those saying jemma “has turned into a badass”:

jemma simmons already was a badass


  • is an actual genius with two phds and is the youngest shield academy graduate to date
  • is a successful woman in a stem field
  • performs ocular surgery to save an agent’s life despite having no previous experience with it (1.04)
  • jumped out of a plane to keep her team safe (1.06)
  • went around the system of rules she prized and relied on when her team was in danger (1.07)
  • goes around the rules again to help skye escape (1.11)
  • tackles an enemy agent with a grenade so that it doesn’t hurt fitz or skye, without any thought as to if the grenade was lethal or not (1.13)
  • keeps skye alive despite not being a medical doctor nor having any real tools (1.13)
  • stands up to coulson about gh-325 (1.15)
  • defends a bed-ridden skye from a possibly-brainwashed coulson with a fire extinguisher (1.15)
  • uses her position at the hub to get more information about gh-325 (1.17)
  • stands up to victoria hand, both before and after she knows agent hand is not hydra (1.17)
  • stands up to coulson again to let trip stay on the team (1.18)
  • drags an unconscious fitz up from the bottom of the ocean, saving his life (1.22)

jemma simmons has always been a badass 


i had a male friend once accuse me of reading comics so boys would like me and i just


with the amount of money i have dropped on comic books i could have BOUGHT ten boys 

Yvonne Strahovski to Co-Star in ABC’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

ABC’s upcoming Astronaut Wives Club is staging a Chuck reunion.

Chuck alum Yvonne Strahovski has booked a series regular role on the drama from Fake Empire’s Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The 1960s-set drama tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. The drama marks the first pilot Savage has written since she co-created The CW’s long-running Gossip Girl with Schwartz. The project is based on Lily Koppel’s best-selling novel published last summer. Janice Williams brought the project to Groundswell. Odette Annable, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Dominique McElligott, Desmond Harrington and Bret Harrison star.

Strahovski, who is awaiting word on whether the 24 franchise will continue on, will play Rene Carpenter, who is married to Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter. A mother of four, she’s strong and upfront and enjoys the limelight but is and ready to use it for personal gain. She enjoys being center of attention and is the only one of the wives singled out for her own magazine cover.

Astronaut Wives, which was picked up straight to series with a 10-episode commitment, was originally intended to air in the summer. The drama was pushed back to midseason. Lone Scherfig will direct.


Yvonne Strahovski joins ABC’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club,’ reteaming with ‘Chuck’ boss Josh Schwartz

Mid-season drama created by Stephanie Savage to focus on the wives of NASA’s original astronauts

With the future of the “24” franchise — and her role as Jack Bauer’s latest trusty sidekick — in limbo, Yvonne Strahovski has gone back to the past in more ways than one with her new gig, reteaming with “Chuck” co-creator Josh Schwartz to play one of the title roles in ABC’s “Astronaut Wives Club.”

Created by Stephanie Savage (Schwartz’s partner on “Gossip Girl,” and in the production company Fake Empire, which is part of the show), based on the best-selling novel by Lily Koppel, “Astronaut Wives Club” tells the story of the women behind NASA’s early astronauts, and how they deal with being catapulted into national celebrity overnight even as their husbands are preparing to be launched into orbit.

Strahovski will play Rene Carpenter, wife of Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter. The press notes suggest that “Her modern attitudes are source of both conflict and courage for the other Astrowives. Over time, Rene finds her own voice and awakens to a higher calling in politics, civil rights and women’s issues.” She joins a cast that already includes JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom and Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper.


September 29, 1980 - Happy Birthday Zachary Levi

happy 34th birthday zachary levi (september 29, 1980)



‘It’s very real and very raw’: 24 star Yvonne Strahovski on the role that catapulted her into Hollywood’s A-league

“Never say never. I’ve been involved in a lot of different shows that have similar parameters that allow for another season or a movie,” she said.

“There is always a lot of talk.”

Strahovski, who is about to start working on a new project in New Orleans, was in Australia last week to promote the release of 24: Live Another Day on DVD and Blueray.

“24 is such an iconic show. It’s very unique in its own right. It’s not something I had every really done,” Strahovski said.

“Although I had played a CIA agent before (Chuck) this character was so different and that was because of the style of the show.

“It is very dramatic, very real and very raw. I loved Kate’s journey and the constant revelations about her characters history.”

“I remember living on a cul-de-sac and running around with the neighbours kids,” Strahovski, 22, reminisced about her earliest memories of the area.

“We had emus come quite a lot to our back fence and some kangaroos and I still remember to this day feeding them bits of bread.”

“A lot of my skills came from university. We did everything from stage work, to operating the sound boards, to marketing shows, and more,” she said.