Turnabout Intruder is known today as one of the more embarrassing episodes due to what many would call its very sexist subject matter. I'm not making this thread to argue whether Turnabout Intruder was sexist or not, or even if it was a good or bad episode. I just want to take a second to try and look at Turnabout Intruder, and it's context in the series as a whole, in a different mindset. Disclaimer: It is obvious that the following was not the thought process behind the episode in question, but it's a somewhat creative way of retconning it to be a little less offensive to women. THIS THREAD IS FOR SHITS AND GIGGLES. IF YOU HATE RETCONNING FOR LAUGHS, STOP READING NOW. I do not view Kirk as a sexist, given the time period the show was created. If the same show was created today, with the exact same writing, I would call kirk a sexist, much like Don Draper from MadMen (sometimes I like to think of Star Trek TOS as "Madmen in space") However, Knowing that this was a 60s television show, I would not label Kirk as a sexist, because honestly, men didn't know any better back then. Ok. Disclaimer out of the way. Let's try to look upon the series from the mindset of a modern person, perhaps a young woman, seeing it for the first time. So, we have Captain James T Kirk. Hero of the Galaxy, Champion of Humanity, Bravest Soul to ever soar through the stars. His main flaw: He's a sexist pig! There's more than enough evidence to at least HINT that Kirk has some slightly demeaning thoughts toward women, in the eyes of a first time viewer. Fair enough, Right? If we were to compile a list of Captain Kirk's flaws, that would be near the top. (from a soley 21st century perspective) What if we look at Turnabout Intruder as Kirk's comeuppance? He's going to learn his final lesson: What it's like to be treated when you are a women.... How much harder it is to be treated equally as a woman. Maybe now that he's been a woman, he can understand the error of his way in treating them the way he *sometimes* has in the past. Is this the final lesson he has to learn to complete his arc? I dunno, it's just a fun idea. I know it's silly but i'm bored. If anyone wants to run with it and elaborate, or tear down my stupid little idea, I'd love to hear your thoughts.