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Massive site of Star Trek women

by Michael Canfield, posted Oct 2nd 2006 11:35AM
Yoeman Smith at you serviceLaura Goodwin (for some reason referred to as a man in this digg) has created an exhaustive web shrine to female characters from the original Star Trek -- complete with photos and descriptions of each. Her point (not that she needs to have one) is to show that Trek women were more than just "babes" for Kirk to tussle with. Janice Rand is described as "a real trooper."

Characters are divided into categories like "Starfleet Heroines," "Villains and Femme Fatales," and my favorite "They Were Not Women," -- a necessary category for the inclusion androids, shape changers, phantasms, etc. A handy guide to bookmark in case you happen to forget what say, Yeoman Mears from "The Galileo Seven", or Yeoman Smith (pictured), and need to access that information right away. I love it.

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Robert

I like the concept of her site, but the comments are just a little too angry for my tastes. She could get her point across a lot better if she lightened up and used wit instead.

October 03 2006 at 10:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Raoul

It seems she is arguing that it's not canonical that Vulcans go through Pon Farr as young as neo-Spock was, not that the concept of Pon Farr itself is non-canon.

October 02 2006 at 5:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Samuel McConnell

Some of this is bullshit. Just glancing over the Saavik article:

"Definitely identified as Vulcan, not partially or wholly Romulan."
She is identified as a half-Romulan in the semi-canonical ST2 novelization.

"the child is experiencing Pon Farr [which is of course ridiculous and anti-canonical]"
I don't know where she gets her anti-canonical information from, but Pon Farr is discussed in "Amok Time" in the Original Series, and in no less than two Voyager episodes. Pon Farr is most definately canonical. Even more so, the fact that it's in the movie in the first place MAKES it canonical in the first place.

The whole article smacks of trying to justify a slashy Kirk/Spock/McCoy relationship. It's not worth reading at all.

October 02 2006 at 4:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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