There's something that's been bothering me for a while about the new Star Trek franchise. No, it's not that the movie said a supernova would destroy the galaxy. No, it's not that Kirk took command of the Enterprise because nobody else wanted to do it. It's not that the movie has another nonsensical time-travel plot.
It's the skirt.
In the olden days, we believed women were girls. Girls were controlled by their ovaries. Girls were weak and helpless and need to be protected (if they were hot and innocent). The original Star Trek show was one of the first attempts to change that view of women by showing them in positions of power.
|A woman first officer? No way!|
|Uhura in yellow? No way!|
|Is it Amok Time yet? What about now?|
|See, she's stepping forward. Get it? Subtle humor.|
|To be fair, not all the officers. Not the one with glowing eyes who can shoot lightning.|
|And it could have been far worse.|
|Although the aging cast might have had something to do with that.|
|Nice pants you got there.|
|"OMG, like surrender before I have to shoot this gun thingy!"|
Lose the skirt guys. Except on Scotty. I'd pay good money to see him running around in a kilt. Of course, I have issues.