Nancy Kim

…i see these game makers shamelessly referencing the show


Female Guitarists

1st Picture (Clockwise) - Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Joni Mitchell, Joan Jett, Kim Deal (The Pixies, The Breeders) 

2nd Picture (Clockwise) - Orianthi, PJ Harvey, Lita Ford (The Runaways), Jennifer Batten, Annie Clark (St Vincent) 

Women Directors on Star Trek


I’d love to hear both of them [Robert Duncan McNeill and Roxann Dawson] talk about directing, especially Roxann. I’m pretty sure she was the only female director for the entirety of ENT. I’m not sure about VOY, but I’m sure there weren’t many, if any others.

Wow. You are correct about Enterprise. Here are how they all break down (assuming that traditionally male names (James, Mike, etc) are males. I checked all ambiguous names). 

Enterprise (10/98, 10.2%)

The Andorian Incident: Roxann Dawson

Vox Sola: Roxann Dawson

Dead Stop: Roxann Dawson

Dawn: Roxann Dawson

Bounty: Roxann Dawson

Exile: Roxann Dawson

Chosen Realm: Roxann Dawson

Doctor’s Orders: Roxann Dawson

E^2: Roxann Dawson

Awakening: Roxann Dawson

Voyager (9/172, 5.2%) 

Parallax: Kim Friedman

Cathexis: Kim Friedman

Jetrel: Kim Friedman

Twisted: Kim Friedman

Coda: Nancy Malone

Message in a Bottle: Nancy Malone

Riddles: Roxann Dawson

Collective: Allison Liddi

Workforce Pt 2: Roxann Dawson

DS9 (7/176, 3.9%)

The Wire: Kim Friedman

The Jem'Hadar: Kim Friedman

The Search Pt 1: Kim Friedman

The Ship: Kim Friedman

… Nor the Battle to the Strong: Kim Friedman

In Purgatory’s Shadow: Gabrielle Beaumont

Blaze of Glory: Kim Friedman

TNG (8/178, 4.4%)

Booby Trap: Gabrielle Beaumont

The High Ground: Gabrielle Beaumont

Suddenly Human: Gabrielle Beaumont

Disaster: Gabrielle Beaumont

Imaginary Friend: Gabrielle Beaumont

Face of the Enemy: Gabrielle Beaumont

The Lower Decks: Gabrielle Beaumont

Genesis: Gates McFadden

So. Interesting to note that Enterprise actually has the largest percentage of Episodes directed by a woman… because Roxann directed 10 of them. Also, Voyager has the most diversity with FOUR different women directing. But, these numbers are pretty pitiful.

I was able to find some info on all the women

Gabrielle Beaumont (born 7 April 1942; age 72) was born in London and is the first woman to direct on Star Trek. Other directorial credits include M*A*S*HThe Dukes of HazzardMiami ViceLaw & Order, and Beverly Hills, 90210.

Roxann Dawson (born 11 September 1958; age 56) is the actress best known for portraying Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres on Star Trek: Voyager (initially credited as Roxann Biggs-Dawson). She also directed two episodes of Star Trek: Voyager and ten episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. In addition to her Voyager and Enterprise work, she has directed episodes of such programs as Crossing JordanThe O.C., J.J. Abrams‘s LostCold CaseHeroes starring Zachary Quinto,The Closer starring Raymond Cruz and Gina Ravarra, Lie to MeThe Good WifeThe Mentalist and The Cape.

Kim H. Friedman directed ten episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager from 1995 to1997. Friedman also directed episodes of AliceKnots LandingDynastyThe Love BoatBabylon 5Sabrina, the Teenage WitchBeverly Hills, 90210 and the L.A. Law episode “Handroll Express”, for which Friedman was nominated for the “Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series” Emmy Award.

Allison Liddi  (born August 2, 1959) had previously directed for such television programs as The Secret World of Alex MackXena: Warrior Princess, and Beverly Hills, 90210. Since directing “Collective” she has directed episodes of many hit shows, including Friday NIght LIghtsCSI, Roswell, Boston Legal, Monk, Bones, Scandal, and Parenthood.

Nancy Malone was born on March 19, 1935 in Queens Village, Long Island, New York, USA as Ann Maloney. She was an actress and director, known for Guiding Light (1952), Touched by an Angel (1994) and Naked City (1958). She died on May 8, 2014 in Duarte, California, USA.

Cheryl Gates McFadden (born 2 March 1949; age 65) has portrayed Beverly Crusher, MD, in most episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and in four Star Trek films. McFadden also directed the TNG episode “Genesis” and choreographed the dance routine in “Data’s Day”. In 2011, McFadden began a recurring role as judge Mallory Jacobs on the legal comedy television series Franklin and Bash having her working again with Malcolm McDowell. McFadden debuted in the first season finale “Go Tell it on the Mountain” where as Jacobs, presided over the trial of Macdowell’s character Stanton Infeld. McFadden returned in the second season, first in “For Those About to Rock” joining Geoffrey Blake, Peter Weller and Tom Wright and again in the season finale “650 to SLC” reuniting with Conundrum guest star Erich Anderson. Anderson himself has a recurring role on the series.

Here is an interesting article that andithappenedonenight sent me on the topic: 

Quotes include:

“Only 4.4 percent of the top 100 box-office domestic releases between 2002 and 2012 were directed by women.”

“In a recent study, the Guild established that minority men directed 17 percent of the prime time episodic television produced from 2013-14, while white women directed 12 percent and minority women directed 2 percent.”

So, as a concluding remark, Roxann the only woman director on Enterprise, she is the woman who directed the most episodes of Star Trek (12), and she is the only minority woman to direct on Star Trek.

(Edited to add Allison Liddi. Thanks to trekkiefeminist for chatching the miss and for providing the picture and texts for Liddi)