it's amusing that with a relative free hand and an 80s audience, Star Trek: The Next Generation chose to put men in charge.
It's a good thing that Star Trek has come such a long way since the late 80s in it's depiction of women from the first season of The Next Generation. We have literally gone from a ratio of six men and three women to six men and one woman. And it's going to get a lot better. I hear that the next movie will have Uhura finally using her linguistic skills when contacting an alien race that doesn't speak english. And they say I'm unfair.
Ok, going to watch the episode that gave us the "Q Who" effects shot of the Enterprise being shot through space.