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Old July 7 2013, 10:02 PM   #19
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Re: Janice Lester / Turnabout Intruder

I don't think it was the writers' intent, but another possible ingredient for rationalizing it is that on TOS, the term "starship" seemed reserved specifically for the Constitution-class vessels. It's possible that at the time of TOS, while female captains were allowed in Starfleet, there didn't happen to be any female captains of the dozen or so Constitution-class ships in the fleet, playing in to Lester's other issues....
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