my favorite bits of star trek are definitely when the characters reveal what enormous Nerds they are. don’t let the hotness and muscles fool you, these were the biggest nerds in their fields. when they nerd they nerd hard
Hey, fellow trekkies, I’m gonna hold a presentation about Star Trek and Gender soon and need your help!
What are some episodes that come to mind that are about gender and genders or where gender features a large role in the plot and character development? Where were things and people maybe unnecessarily gendered?
Any and all shows are welcome, and so are scenes from movies. I’m especially looking for moments where the embodiment of gender was of importance (for example, the Borg used to be a genderless species but were gendered by the appearance of the Queen, yet their actors until then were all male and their agenda stereotypically masculine). And I’m very interested in finding connections between body ability and gender, so please hit me up with suggestions about disability in episodes too.
My eternal thanks for every help, and I hope to spark some interesting discussions too! I’ll be happy to write down the major points of my research and presentation too and point you to scientific literature if you’re interested!
What I mean: In Star Trek: Beyond, Bones refers to Sabotage by the Beastie Boys as classical music. That means that when Kirk stole his stepdad’s car in the first movie and started playing sabotage, it was the equivalent of stealing a car today, and blasting the 1812 Overture.