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Old July 11 2013, 01:48 AM   #31
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While sifting through the transcript for the line I was looking for, I saw this was a very talky episode. Nice. Also, McCoy and Scott have a nice scene.
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Old July 11 2013, 02:41 PM   #32
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I've heard that, when asked about it, Gene Roddenberry (who wrote the story), admitted that the whole "no women captains" was simply sexist. I can't find anything to support it on line, but I also didn't look for that long.

My sister is a Trek fan and a staunch feminist. This episode was always one she never wanted to watch after the first time. Recently, I asked her to watch it again, but just watch it for Shatner. I said, "whatever you may think of the episode or his choices, I find him mesmerizing." Later on she admitted she was able to enjoy it on that level. It's hammy and stereotypical, but he's body language and vocal control is incredible. He's a lot of fun to watch and he did it while battling a bad bout of the flu.
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Old July 12 2013, 05:52 PM   #33
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It is worth noting that although Roddenberry's story outline is full of sexism, that particular line doesn't show up until the teleplay, which he didn't write.
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Old July 12 2013, 06:28 PM   #34
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^ Who did then?

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Re: Janice Lester / Turnabout Intruder

According to Memory Alpha, Arthur Singer.
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Harvey wrote: View Post
It is worth noting that although Roddenberry's story outline is full of sexism, that particular line doesn't show up until the teleplay, which he didn't write.
Interesting to know. Now I can see why Gene would easily admit it was sexist if it didn't come from him. Thanks for that.
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