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Old September 19 2013, 01:21 AM   #14
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Re: Star Trek Concepts Originating in TAS

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This was a far cry from the original idea that women could not become starship captains.
I don't know if "original idea" is the right description for that considering that it only showed up in the very last episode of the series -- and the very first episode, "The Cage," had shown a female Number One commanding the ship in the captain's absence. I'd call it more of an unfortunate afterthought that mercifully came too late to do any damage.
While I like "The Cage", it was an unsuccessful pilot for the series. In all of actual TOS, a woman never commanded a starship... even briefly.
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