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Old September 15 2013, 12:09 AM   #49
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Re: No female starship captains in the 2250s-60s?

Warped9 wrote: View Post
On that point then I want to see a memo or firsthand account or some other documentation that establishes the TOS staff saying, "We won't show any women in command positions."
Again: I am not arguing with you on this point. I am not arguing with you at all, so please stop trying to manufacture an argument. I am not saying one damn thing about the policy of the series as a whole. I am talking about the script for "Turnabout Intruder." I am talking about one episode. I am saying that one of the reasons "Turnabout Intruder" is such a crappy episode is because of the gender condescension that pervades it, more than in the series as a whole. That's not about Star Trek. It's about episode 79 of Star Trek, and how it (along with "Mudd's Women" and some other bits here and there) fails to live up to the standards of the rest of the series on the issue of gender portrayals.
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