"I can't get used to having a woman on the bridge"

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by alpha_leonis, May 6, 2020.

  1. mb22

    mb22 Captain Captain

    May 11, 2009
    Not really interested in debating anything, but for the record, all these performers' 'sexualized' careers took off in 1999, two years before the GW Bush administration.
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  2. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    Under a conservative Democrat in the White House and a Republican Congress, yes.
  3. 1001001

    1001001 Battling Sex Ghosts Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    Danny Street
    Okay I think we're headed off-course here.

    A throw away line from 56 years ago still inspires passion.

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  4. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Commodore Commodore

    Apr 19, 2013
    Last place in Australia to get the NBN
    Thats what we're all about here.:lol:

    But generally women go around today wearing short skirts, conservative dresses, skin-tight outfits, whatever and no-one raises an eyebrow if the outfit is appropriate for the situation.
    If there were more women in TOS were doing what Number-One was doing - taking charge, kicking butts, taking names then we wouldn't care what they were wearing.
    There were too many frightened/infatuated female yeomen compared to the Marta's, Number One's and female Romulan Commanders
  5. T'Boo

    T'Boo T'Bonz - Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

    Apr 1, 2000
    Across the Neutral Zone
    ^ Yep. Product of its time.

    And not all females found miniskirts "empowering." Constantly worrying about flashing your panties is *not* empowering, in my book - it was damned annoying.

    Sign me, been there.
  6. Tim Zombieson

    Tim Zombieson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 27, 2009
    Daniels' Illinois
    Headcanon: A "wuh-mann" is a specific kind of near-human alien that grows facial spines and dark hair, during their planets winter, which is what happened with Yeoman J-M- C'olt. Una completely misunderstood Pike when he used that expression, and he was vague in explaining it.
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  7. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    Or then it's a term for a more generic shape-shifter, and the range of C'olt, with that spikes thing and all, is greater than with Una, who can merely alter her hair color, rank and backstory.

    Timo Saloniemi
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  8. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 14, 2016
    Also age only twenty-five years over the course of a century.
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