I am pleased that a lot of your posts identify as embarrassing the way that Uhura or the other female officers were written. I really want to identify with Uhura, because she strikes me as being a 22nd century equivalent of a ham radio buff, but so many weird things were written in. I like my female characters to act (just as one example) more like Jodi Foster's Clarise Starling, or like scientists, or something like that. But I can't even identify with almost any female characters in today's media, either, so how much has changed? Along these same lines, I guess my embarrassing moment arose from a mistake that I made. While watching that "Metamorphosis" episode with Zefram Cochrane, I instinctively interpreted the alien as being completely and utterly gender neutral, devoid of any human notion of sex. I just saw it as something sentient that had tender feelings. Even when McCoy said it looked like love, I was completely oblivious to any sort of gendered suggestion for the alien. I was so stupid to think even for a second that the writers would have included an entity that arcane. Either they couldn't or they wouldn't, if you know what I mean.