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View Poll Results: Do you want to see more female captains in Star Trek Novels?
Yes. Beam me up! 26 70.27%
No. I am a sexist pig 11 29.73%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old May 31 2012, 08:07 PM   #31
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Re: Female Captains poll

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I agree with everything Christopher has said in this thread.

As for the poll's choices, if you want to create a meaningful discusion, provide thoughtful and insightful choices.
The poll options were meant as a joke.
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Old May 31 2012, 08:08 PM   #32
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Captain Demora Sulu would be cool for a 'Lost Era' novel.

I agree!
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Old May 31 2012, 08:09 PM   #33
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(I voted 'Sexist pig' because I think your question is rubbish.)
Boy doesn't anyone have a sense of humor? I thought the poll options were so horrible that people would get that they were a joke.
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Old May 31 2012, 08:32 PM   #34
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Star Trek fans notoriously lack senses of humor. We're like Vulcans that way.
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Old May 31 2012, 09:47 PM   #35
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Is it possible to command a ship from the kitchen? *ducks frying pan*
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Old June 1 2012, 03:18 AM   #36
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Star Trek fans notoriously lack senses of humor. We're like Vulcans that way.
didnt someone mention Saavik in this thread already?
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Old June 1 2012, 03:23 AM   #37
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(I voted 'Sexist pig' because I think your question is rubbish.)
Boy doesn't anyone have a sense of humor? I thought the poll options were so horrible that people would get that they were a joke.
I got right away that it was a joke, but since I'm fan of strong female leads, I voted for more female captains.
As for stories with a female lead, Sonya Gomez is one of the main characters in the SCE series. Kira takes over the leading role in the DS9 Relaunch. There are several really good female characters in Vanguard, although they aren't all Captains.
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Old June 1 2012, 03:23 AM   #38
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Let's split the difference and start recruiting hermaphrodite captains and hermaphrodite captains ONLY.
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Old June 1 2012, 03:29 AM   #39
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i'm waiting for a transexual captain so i can feel accepted ;P
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Old June 1 2012, 04:27 AM   #40
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As for stories with a female lead, Sonya Gomez is one of the main characters in the SCE series. Kira takes over the leading role in the DS9 Relaunch. There are several really good female characters in Vanguard, although they aren't all Captains.
Some good tips thank you.
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Old June 1 2012, 05:47 AM   #41
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Most of the Captain's I choose for my fanfic are female, so I have no problems with women in charge.

I've fallen out with TrekLit of late, so I can't really say who is where and doing what, though I did love having Kira in command of DS9. Makes me wish the series had continued with Nana Visitor in the lead role.
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Old June 1 2012, 05:55 AM   #42
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Captain Demora Sulu would be cool for a 'Lost Era' novel.

I agree!
I am on board with that. And what about houshi from enterprise.
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Old June 1 2012, 04:51 PM   #43
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For Ezri I did not like the change from counselor to captain since the character became something I don't like, she lost something important there, the fragility which was a part of her charm for me. Apart from this case, female captains are usualy very good (remember Janeway and, recently Atish Khatami) , I'm no sexist.
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Old June 1 2012, 05:36 PM   #44
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I want to see Guinan and Leeta given the chance to be captains.
How do you know Guinan hasn't been a Captain once or twice?

Joking aside, I do note that a lot of TrekLit's female captains have been restricted to supporting roles only;

Capt. Kira: In charge, but didn't really do anything while the story focused more on Vaughn, Ro, Taran'Atar, Shar, et al.

Capt. Shelby: Really just marking time until she made Admiral, end even then she's best used as Cahoun's sidekick.

Capt. Gomez: Mentioned in Destiny, but apparently only took over once SCE was finished.

Capt. Eden: Commanded briefly, but then Chakotay got his groove back.

Capt. Mueller: Best-known as Calhoun's distaff counterpart and backup.

Capt. Dax: Hasn't really had the chance to shine yet (we saw her in relation to Picard & Riker, and playing support for Bashir's covert mission, but we haven't really seen her work independently).
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Old June 1 2012, 06:13 PM   #45
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For Ezri I did not like the change from counselor to captain since the character became something I don't like, she lost something important there, the fragility which was a part of her charm for me. Apart from this case, female captains are usualy very good (remember Janeway and, recently Atish Khatami) , I'm no sexist.
I thought it was Ezri growing and taking on new responsibility.

The poll options were a Joke. I won't call anyone a sexist because they want more Kirk, Picard, or Sisko Stories, so do I. I just want to know who else wants more stories will strong female leads.

I look forward to that new Typhon pact novel coming in September that features Ezri and the Aventine.
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