So how much does having a nice body impact female starfleet personnel?

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  1. BigJake

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    Re: So how much does having a nice body impact female starfleet person

    Yes, generally speaking most actors of both sexes are more attractive on average -- for media-defined standards thereof -- than the populace at large. It's all relative. It's just that female actors will tend to be held to a higher and more restricted standard yet (and will find their available roles narrowing more precipitously as they age).
     
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    Re: So how much does having a nice body impact female starfleet person

    I'd exclude Vulcans - they are sort of supposed to have fine figure in general and look certain way. That's why I quite do not buy the existence of Sybok, because it looks like they've glued pointy ears on some average older dude.
     
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    YES!! That's what I wanted to see so much.
    Well, I've never imagined Number One would wear the miniskirt uniform.
     
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    Re: So how much does having a nice body impact female starfleet person

    What annoys me the most with modern Trek is the need to keep the sexism of TOS alive, with female characters in tight/skimpy outfits surrounded by men in uniforms.

    We get it they have boobs and slim waists! You can show that just as well in a uniform rather than a catsuit--Troi, Seven and T'Pol all proved they suited standard Starfleet uniform over all the hellish civvies they were forced to wear the rest of the time.
     
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    Re: So how much does having a nice body impact female starfleet person

    Plus all this short-sleeve nonsense from NuUhura.
     
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    You really need to chill out.

    Any time you start a thread, you open it up to discussion, including opposing viewpoints and criticism. It's how it works.
     
  12. Ziriath

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    I have a problem with the Mirror universe uniforms for women, I must say they are my least favourite. I am not an easily freezing person, but I have cold-sensitive lower back, and feel cold just from looking at them. But men have to live in the same temperature, and are much more covered. So one or the other group in general must suffer from heat discomfort. And I wouldn't like to clench my abs all the time outside my quarters.
     
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    Re: So how much does having a nice body impact female starfleet person

    Topic sounds like fan over think to me. The sexism is Hollywood's not Starfleet's. It is like saying Starfleet makes ships out of plywood and plastic or planets have Styrofoam rocks, because that's what we see. Though the sexism in casting is much more important than SFX limitation. Men are given more leeway in age and shape than women.

    @guy Byrne was probably limited by the photo novel format and had to use shots of Number One from The Cage. His other choice would be to shop Majel's head on a different body.
     
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    Re: So how much does having a nice body impact female starfleet person

    I've wondered about that, too. Atish Khatami and Katherine Stano are two prominent female characters (the captain and executive officer of the Endeavour) from the Vanugard and Seekers novel series, and are often depicted as wearing the primary gold (green?) uniform top, although Stano often wears a skirt when on the bridge and switches to trousers for landing party duty.

    I don't recall either wearing any other type of uniform variant--assuming such a thing exists.

    --Sran
     
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    Re: So how much does having a nice body impact female starfleet person

    I remember Khatami mentioning her luck to be able to choose between skirt and pants :lol:

    On the other hand, in Trials-and-Tribble-ations Dax enjoyed wearing that miniskirt and hairstyle immensely.
     
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    Re: So how much does having a nice body impact female starfleet person

    In early TOS episodes there were some (two?) women wearing pants with something what looked like the standard female uniform tucked into them. One woman was zapped by Charlie X, the second one was in other episode, just walking by in the corridor.
     
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    Re: So how much does having a nice body impact female starfleet person

    And I enjoyed seeing Dax enjoying wearing that outfit!:devil:
     
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    Re: So how much does having a nice body impact female starfleet person

    Especially in an era when rank was displayed on the cuffs--obviously they assume most women wouldn't hold a rank of significance (though given NuUhura's track record she'll bang an Admiral and use that to blackmail a promotion out of him).