Shon T'Hara wrote:
Unfortunately the TV shows and movies never got there -- in TOS they weren't even allowed in command...
Well, no -- the last episode of TOS seemed to claim (or at least had a paranoid schizophrenic character claim) that women couldn't be captains, but that same episode also contained some continuity errors (like saying General Order 4 was the death penalty rather than GO 7) and was just generally pretty stupid. I don't think its claims can be considered binding on the entire series, especially since the Enterprise
had a female first officer in the original pilot and she did command the ship for most of the episode while Pike was held captive.