I complain about ST’s regressiveness by contemporary standards, but this show was ground-breaking in its day. Back in 1964, when the show was first pitched to the networks, sci-fi was commonly thought of as the province of pre-pubescent boys–the stuff of Saturday matinees, comic books, and serialized periodicals that got stuffed in with the kiddy mags.
Star Trek gave sci-fi a decidedly adult face by putting it in a military setting any World War II vet would have recognized (well, except for the women, and the inevitable cheesiness). And it had a mixed-race, mixed gender crew in the days of pre-second-wave feminism and segregation.
So credit where credit is due.
Now onto my random comments: 1.1-1.10
So to celebrate my recent change in job title, I bought myself DVD sets of the original Star Trek.
OTOH? This show has a sexist offense every ten minutes. I’m timing them. Soon there will be a drinking game.
ETA: How annoying is it that the episodes are on the disks in their air date order, instead of the order they were intended to be shown in? We all know networks suck!!
“I won’t be hounded by you soulless minions of orthodoxy! I haven’t broken any laws!
…Except perhaps the Laws of Nature.”
Grab a flower and feel the power!
I don’t think my muses like each other much. If one story’s going well, I can’t seem to get any work done on the other. I try, but the story won’t flow.
Right now, baby boy’s being a royal bitch, and his undead sister is, too.
Watching a rerun of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Emissary, from season 2. Worf/K’Ehleyr, my OTP.
An ex from a character’s past returns, sparks (of all sorts) fly, she gets pregnant with his son.
Plus, K’Ehleyr? HOT.