Pauln6 wrote:I agree up to a point. The franchise has a lot of potential but I hesitate to say that it was pitched perfectly. They need to update the stories so that they are less sexist and writing out out the principle female lead because of a bad break-up with one of the male characters (while funny) is a bit of an insult of to the women of the 23rd century, or rather the woman of the 23rd century, since Uhura is still the only female crewman.
The Galileo 7 had a crew of 6 men and 1 woman and will be another acid test. Do they re-use the same characters or adjust the male/female dynamic (if Chekov can be 4 years older there is no reason why some of the redshirts can't be women now). I would have thought that leaving Uhura on the bridge will add a fresh dimension given her feelings for Spock (although I will be very annoyed if she goes to pieces as Uhura was one of the most competent and professional members of the TOS crew). If they replace Yeoman Mears with Uhura then that will cement a very worrying trend that it turning the age of equality into the age of Star Wars where we get one high profile woman amid a sea of men.
The_Scourge_of_Romulus wrote: This raises an interesting point, actually. While I think that TOS has held up pretty well from the 1960s, there are a number of elements which just seem strange from a modern perspective (a minor example in this latest issue is having characters talk about "extra-sensory perception" in Human Beings as if it were a real thing; while there was some scientific research of this theory in the sixties, and it fit in fairly well with the "Human Potential" movement that was flourishing during the era, the whole idea of ESP has been fairly thoroughly discredited by the present day).
Likewise, while the Original Series was pretty fair for its day, there are actually quite a few episodes with gender dynamics that meshed very well with 1960s culture which today seem bizarre and outdated. I'm interested to see how they will handle more "troublesome" episodes such as Mudd's Women, Turnabout Intruder and Spock's Brain.
...On the other hand, while I wouldn't mind seeing Harry Mudd in the new universe, I would be just as happy if they completely skipped over the episodes I just listed.
Pauln6 wrote:They may be constrained not to depart too far from the original scripts but it will be very interesting to see if the introduce some new characters in the original stories.
Pauln6 wrote:However, there is the 'slight' problem that she was assigned to a ship that was destroyed next to a planet that, moments later, turned into a black hole...
Pauln6 wrote:Why do non-Federation Orions get more cadets in the crowd than Andorians?
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