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Trek Celeb Watch: Judge Kate, Hot Zoe, Nominee Stewart and… President Shatner? February 7, 2008

by Charles Trotter , Filed under: Celebrity , trackback

This week we’re bringing you news on nominations for Patrick Stewart and Simon Pegg, Robert Picardo getting more work than he knows what to do with, and it’s ladies night at the Trek Celeb Watch as we have news on Kate Mulgrew, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana, Jeri Ryan and Terry Farrell! Plus… Shatner for president?

Everybody Still Loves Patrick!
Patrick Stewart‘s (Jean-Luc Picard) acclaimed performance in Robert Goold’s production of Macbeth continues to rack up awards and nominations. Playbill reports that the actor has now been nominated as Best Actor by the Laurence Oliver Awards, going up against his X-Men co-star, Ian McKellen. The actor was also among the guests at the South Bank Show Awards in London, according to The Independent. did a little digging (through YouTube) and located the former TNG captain.

Stewart applauds for their outstanding detective skills.

Judge Kate
Step aside, Judge Judy. Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) has the gavel, and she’s not afraid to use it. Mulgrew will portray a conservative colonel, one of the three judges in The Response, a 30-minute film which recreates the U.S. military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay. As reported by WTOP, Mulgrew had to push aside her own personal belief that the treatment endured by Guantanamo detainees is “absurd” in order to play the role.

It may not be Starfleet issue, but Mulgrew once again dons a uniform for The Response.

In the meantime, the “A Day with Friends” event that was to be hosted by Mulgrew and fellow Trek alum Samantha Eggar (Marie Picard in TNG’s “Family”) was canceled by the event’s organizers. The event was to take place on March 16th. The reasons for the cancellation is given on the organizer’s website as “circumstances beyond anyone’s control.” Bummer.

A lotta Picardo has already reported that Robert Picardo (The Doctor) will become a full-time cast member on Stargate: Atlantis. Before we see him return to the role of Richard Woolsey, however, Bob will be performing in a concert called “A Beautiful Deception” at the Berger Performing Arts Center in Tucson, Arizona, on February 9th. Then, on June 20th and 21st, he and John de Lancie (Q) will be hosting a Toronto Symphony Orchestra called Star Trek: The Music at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. See The Star for more information on that.

In addition, Picardo will be seen in a slew of upcoming films, including two from award-winning director/producer Russ Emanuel, Chasing the Green and P.J.. The latter film was screened at the Park City Film Music Festival on January 20th and won the festival’s Bronze Medal for Excellence. Currently, Bob is shooting the independent film Sensored!.But wait, there’s more! Picardo will have a cameo in an independent film called The Assassinator 2. He’s not the only Trek alum doing so, however; Voyager’s former doctor will be joined by Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov) and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi).

Robert Picardo on the set of Sensored!

Takei’s Musical Trek
George Takei hosted the Minnesota Orchestra’s “To Boldly Go…” concert in Minneapolis this past Friday and Saturday, as reported by The Star Tribune. The concert featured music compositions from the various science fiction films and television shows, including those within the Star Trek franchise. Takei took over hosting duties from his TOS co-star Leonard Nimoy (Spock), who had to back out because was busy filming some movie you may have heard of called Star Trek. During his visit to the Twin Cities, Takei stopped by for an interview with Minnesota Public Radio; you can listen to it here.

Nichols’ Magdalene Scores
Lady Magdalene’s, the independent film starring Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), was named “Best Cutting Edge Film” at the San Diego Black Film Festival. The next screening for Lady Magdalene’s is scheduled to take place at the Los Angeles Backlot Film Festival in April.

Another film featuring Nichols, entitled Tru Loved, is scheduled to premiere at the Sedona International Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona, according to MediaRights. The festival begins February 27th, with Tru Loved scheduled to premiere the following day. Nichols plays the grandmother of a closeted gay football player in the movie. For more information on the film, see its official site.

The ladies of Lady Magdalene’s are ready to celebrate!

Nichols and Burton to Have a Ball
In more Nichols news, the actress will be among the guests at this year’s SF Ball in Boscombe, England, and TNG’s LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge) will be joining her. The event will be held this weekend, Friday through Sunday, at the Carrington House Hotel. See The Dorset Echo for more information.

Speaking of LeVar Burton, reports the former TNG star will be speaking at Wellesley College (in Massachusetts… duh) on February 20th. In his talk, entitled “The Making of Roots“, Burton will discuss … well, the making of Roots.

Saldana in the Spotlight….
Zoe Saldana, Star Trek‘s new Uhura, is on the rise in Hollywood. The actress is one of the ten up-and-coming stars gracing the Annie Liebowitz-shot yourself cover of next month’s Vanity Fair. (Click here for a behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot.)

Zoe Saldana (far right), along with Alice Braga and Ellen Page, on the cover of Vanity Fair. Wow….

…and Incognito (or not)
Saldana is so hot that she’s now being sought by the paparazzi. TMZ caught the actress as she was leaving a party, but she didn’t seem keen on having her picture taken, as this videoshows.

Does Zoe’s ride promote drinking while driving?

Pegg’s Empire
Simon Pegg (Star Trek‘s new Scotty) has been nominated as Best Actor by the 2008 Empire Awards for his performance in the film Hot Fuzz, which he also co-wrote. That film is also nominated as Best Comedy and Best British Film. Pegg’s Run, Fat Boy, Run is also up for Best Comedy.

In addition, Transformers (written by Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman) is up for Best Sci-fi/Fantasy film, while Ratatouille (featuring music by Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino) is up for both Best Comedy and Best Film. People may cast votes for their favorite nominees through February 25th. For the full list of nominees and to cast your vote, see Empire Online.

Logan Crushed About Crusher
In the latest issue of Star Trek Magazine, Star Trek Nemesis screenwriter John Logan discussed the scene he wrote for the film in which it was revealed that Wesley Crusher had not only returned to Starfleet but would be serving aboard the USS Titan. This scene, of course, was deleted, and even if it had been added, Logan wasn’t permitted to go into as much detail as he wanted regarded Crusher’s mysterious return following the events of TNG’s “Journey’s End.”

I totally accept, as a fan, the idea of him going back to Starfleet – that he’d been through this [Traveler] experience, and it has led him back home again. The idea that he is going to be part of that [Titan] crew and that family, that the Crusher family will continue on with Will and Deanna, I thought was really neat.

For the full interview, pick up the latest issue of Star Trek Magazine (excerpt from TrekWeb).

Shatner For President?
The LA Times has already noted that Leonard Nimoy is supporting Barack Obama’s campaign for president, but his friend and colleague, William Shatner, has been mum on which presidential candidate he is backing. According to The Spoof, however, Shatner has the perfect candidate in mind. Calling a press conference in his living room, the actor stated:

Let me make this clear. I am not a candidate for president. I am not running for anything. I only want to make it clear to all the voters, that if they are not happy with any of the current candidates, I will happily accept their votes, and if elected I will serve in the office to the best of my ability.

[Just in case you hadn’t figured it out, The Spoof is a parody site… i.e., it’s a joke.]


Heavenly doesn’t even begin to describe it…

In Memoriam
Viola Stimpson, the 101-year-old actress who played the old lady in Dr. Gillian Taylor’s tour of the Cetacean Institute in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, has that died in her Tarzana, California home on January 14th. Trekkies may remember her for suggesting that the George the whale was singing to Spock, who had suddenly appeared in the whale tank.


1. Rick James - February 8, 2008

Huh now I know it is late.

2. Rick James - February 8, 2008

I really hope the new uniforms include miniskirt varients. Zoe looks great in the photoshoot.

3. shat hands - February 8, 2008

I would have liked to know what happened to Wesley,shame they couldn’t have cleared that up!

4. S. John Ross - February 8, 2008

Amen on the miniskirt wish.

And what is it with cuteness and the name “Zoe” in SF? Zoe was sexy in Firefly; Zoe was cute in Doctor Who, Zooey Deschanel spells it funny, but she was adorable in Hitchhiker’s Guide, and now we’ve got a pretty Zoe for Trek …

5. [The] TOS Purist - February 8, 2008

I really don’t know why people are making such a big flap about Zoe Saldana…she only has visible eyes if you encrust them with tons of mascara. Otherwise they disappear into a not-so-pretty face…seriously people, I just don’t get it.

6. Matt D - February 8, 2008

Just a quick one. Kirsten Dunst is not in “Run fatboy Run”, she is in the upcoming Pegg film “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People”.

7. Admiral_Bumblebee - February 8, 2008

#6 Is this a movie about Trekkies? ;)

8. Tino - February 8, 2008

Viola dead? She had such a lovely little role in ST IV. I always liked that senile scene. :-)

9. Daniel Broadway - February 8, 2008

Just FYI, it appears the writer’s strike is over.

10. Batts - February 8, 2008

7 of 9. More like 10 of 10!!!!!

11. karanadon - February 8, 2008

#9 Then again maybe not…

12. raulpetersen - February 8, 2008

sorry to hear about viola stimpson, 101 not a bad age to get to tho!
i still piss everytime she says “maybe he singing to that man!”


13. Iowagirl - February 8, 2008

#6, 7

And will Abrams be directing it? :)

14. jonboc - February 8, 2008

I had no idea thre was a matt jefferies web site, much less a bio coming out soon. I’ll be picking that up for sure, thanks for the tip!

15. Number Six - February 8, 2008

Why is Jeri Ryan always thought of the sexiest woman in Trek?

Hello, anyone heard of Jolean Blalock?

Jolean’s farr prettier and a much better actress than Ryan. Hollywood just doesn’t know what to do w/ an actress when they have a forthright sort of attitude. Remember what happened to Sean Young when she publicly requested the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns. It’s just too bad Hollywood still is sexist in the way they treat their actresses.

16. Matt D - February 8, 2008

Plus, Sean Young has a rather destructive drink problem, which is why she was escorted from the DGA awards for heckling.

17. Marian Ciobanu - February 8, 2008

– I love Star Trek …!

18. Ripped Shirt Kirk - February 8, 2008

15# Why is Jeri Ryan always thought of the sexiest woman in Trek?

Hello, anyone heard of Jolean Blalock?

I heard of, but diferent persons are bound do have diferent tastes I guess.

To me skinny legs and silicone allways were a major turn off.

7 of 9 >>ensign Robin Lefter>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>all others

19. Doug - February 8, 2008

Wow! I don’t get it… why do some people feel it okay to say such rude things on the net?

My mama used to say “if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing!”

#5: says you…

— on to other notes

1) My God, Nichelle Nichols looks great! What a cool lady!

2) I would have liked to have seen more of Wesley Crusher in “Nemesis” Stinkers to the editors who felt they had to make the film soooo concise… and that they didn’t re-insert his–and other character moments– on the DVD. “Nemesis” was an okay movie, but not the first-class send-off the fine crew of ST:TNG deserved!

3) Anyone know if Majel Barrett is providing the computer voice for the big E? and … If there are no mini-skirts in the movie I am boycotting. :-D

I am soooo kidding!

20. section9 - February 8, 2008

Majel Barrett has provided the voice of the Enterprise Computers ever since the show’s inception. I believe she gets credit for voiceovers for that since 1966. It’s like, show tradition that Majel gets to do the computer voices.

Speaking of which-has anyone decided who plays Christine Chapel? That’s a somewhat critical role in the series, given Christine’s feelings towards Spock.

Finally: Zoe Saldana: Mirror Universe uniform. It Must Happen.

21. Ripped Shirt Kirk - February 8, 2008

15# Why is Jeri Ryan always thought of the sexiest woman in Trek?

Hello, anyone heard of Jolean Blalock?

I heard of, but I guess diferent persons are bound to have diferent tastes

To me skinny legs and silicone always were a mjor turn off, so i my scale

7 of 9 >> ensign Lefler »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» others

22. Scott - February 8, 2008

The fifth season of Stargate Atlantis will be the last.
The way the producers have foolishly played musical chairs
with cast & replaced interesting characters with non-interesting
characters, seals their fate. Richard Woolsey? Come On!
The Bromance between Sheppard & McKay is not anuff.
Looks like Stargate Atalantis is a big sausage party now!

Richard Woolsey is a guest character, nothing more.
Kind of a bad guy really. Annoying. Nobody you want to follow.
Get Dr. Weir back!

Anyway I should copy & paste this into the Gate World message board.
Sorry to rant about this on the (Best) Star Trek site.
Thing is Stargate Atlantis rips of Star Trek so hard,
its hard for me to tell the difference sometimes.

23. Ripped Shirt Kirk - February 8, 2008

Double post

24. British Naval Dude - February 8, 2008

arrrr… sexiest woman in Trek? What bout Chekov’s drill thrall? Harrr…

25. SPB - February 8, 2008


…over the “enhanced” likes of Jolene Blalock and Jeri Ryan any day.

26. Hon. David Kulessa - February 8, 2008

Frankly, I find Ezri to be better than all of them. Maybe I like short women? :/

27. Dr. Image - February 8, 2008

#26- BTW, did you catch her on that Outer Limits ep?? Wow.
(My wife is 5’2′. I’m 6’2′. Nuff said!)

28. British Naval Dude - February 8, 2008

on a bit of a lark, I followed the link for the sexy sci-fi folks…

What in the blazes be thar?!! Some sort of cow lady who’s making me feel all funny… but rather in a good way…

On tha same site is picture of Mr. Stewart as Macbeth and I find it interesting that he is in more modern garb- maybe a MacBeth set in tha forties? Much like Ian McKellan’s Richard III movie… After his First Contact performance, I can really see Patrick killing a bunch o’ scotties…

Can I make up some news… maybe Wesley in a min-skirt endorsing Shatner’s politics while Picardo and Pegg begin re-booting the ol’ Cheech & Chong franchise?


29. Harry Ballz - February 8, 2008

I’ll take the Blalock on rye with nothing on it! :)

30. last o' the timelords - February 8, 2008

I’ve long awaited a lovely Asian female in the main crews and finally in the last series we got Hoshi Sato. A beauty who required very little enhancement and had a few satisfying episodes. She’s got my vote. Judging by what people are paying for her costunes on eBay, I see others like her as much as I do.

31. Daoud - February 8, 2008

Celeb “Watch”…. ahhhh… much better!

Especially after watching pappanazis chase around Britney’s vehicle in the middle of a multi-lane highway on foot. Stalker morons.

Best Trek females ever…. I’d have to consider people like
Emily Banks as Yeoman Tonia Barrows in TOS… or
Sherry Jackson as Andrea in TOS… or
Teri Hatcher as Lt Robinson in TNG….

TNG really blew it not to find a way to make Teri Hatcher’s character recurring….

32. [The] TOS Purist - February 8, 2008

Of all the “canon violations” to beef about, I can’t believe people are saying they’ll be mad if there are no miniskirts in the movie!! How sexist – unless you guys are just joking.

I wouldn’t mind if the women wore pants; that would be closer to Gene’s vision, anyway (look at the TOS episodes where HE had direct control over the content (rather than NBC executives), like “The Cage” or “Where No Man Has Gone Before.” Notice how the women are wearing trousers, too…

The first few episodes of Season One of TOS had a few trouser versions of the black-collared female duty uniform snuck in there, too. They’re hard to spot, and usually only worn by background crew-women, so you have to be on the lookout. :D

33. Jorg Sacul - February 8, 2008

Ah, Kate in an Army uniform. Reminds me of the good ol’ days of “Remo Williams”

As far as the lovely women of sci-fi, it’s an old standby trick to sell magazines. You’ll seldom hear anything of substance about the actresses, it’s just eye candy for the fanboys. Not that I’m saying that eye candy is a bad thing. ;) But a little substance in the writing department would be nice, too.

34. Silvereyes - February 8, 2008

Shatner is Canadian (born in Montreal) so that’s it for his chances of being elected for president!

Will all due respects to the ladies in the Vanity Fair cover picture, somebody feed those women! As far as Seven of Nine’s picture… Did her body glove suit make Voyager a better show? Guys, don’t you even care that the show’s creators were manipulating you with this eye candy? And to the woman, didn’t it insult you to have this woman used as an object? Same goes for T’Pol…

35. Closettrekker - February 8, 2008

#34–No, her body suit did not make it a better show. As much as I love to see beautiful women, I think you are exaggerating its effect. I do not feel “manipulated” at all. As for T’Pol, you are underestimating her character on the show. She played an important role on the ship. She held authority over men, and her opinion was respected. It seems you are discriminating against her because she is good-looking. An object? You are selling her short. There is nothing wrong with being smart AND sexy!

36. Closettrekker - February 8, 2008

#32–And if Gene had his way, we would probably be fighting over Jeffrey Hunter (and whether he should be in the new film)half of the time, right?

I’ll take the miniskirts. Is that really sexist? Really?

37. Ripped Shirt Kirk - February 8, 2008


…over the “enhanced” likes of Jolene Blalock and Jeri Ryan any day.

Enhanced is good and I chalenge anyone who says otherwise :) of course is not everything, so as I said Ashley Judd ranks up there

38. Silvereyes - February 8, 2008


Of course there’s nothing wrong with being smart and sexy, which was the case for T’Pol and Seven. Both these characters were pivotal to their respective shows. So why did the show creators need to go over the top with their appearance if not to draw in the male crowd (hence my reference to manipulation)? What you say about T’Pol being influencial on the ship is perfectly true and that’s precisely the point. The cat suits were unnecessary.

39. Captain Dunsel - February 8, 2008

I don’t know whether I’m just showing my age or that I am just nuts about red hair but you guys can Jeri Ryan….send me Gates McFadden!

40. Closettrekker - February 8, 2008

#38–Unnecessary? Perhaps–but certainly pleasing to the eye. I don’t think it was any less necessary than Kirk’s shirt being ripped every chance there was. Sex is a part of our humanity, and I certainly hope for future generations that it will remain so throughout the 22nd-24th centuries. It has always been a big part of Star Trek–that’s for sure.

41. sean - February 8, 2008

Oh yes, Jolene is a tremendous actress. She was in ‘Slow Burn’ with Ray Liotta. Remember that one? Yeah, neither does anyone else.

Jolene is pretty and all, but not half the actress Jeri Ryan is. She’s stuck in direct-to-dvd hell, which is probably for the best.

42. S. John Ross - February 8, 2008

As long as we’ve semi-veered into a sexiest-in-Trek subthread, my choices:

#1: Jadzia Dax in TOS uniform in “Trials and Tribble-ations”.
#2: Tasha Yar in that slinky number from “The Naked Now”
#3: Beverly Crusher, early TNG (in general)
#4: Lt. Uhura, TOS (in general)
#5 Jadzia Dax when not in TOS uniform.
#6: Dr. Gillian Taylor, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
#7: Tasha Yar, first-season TNG (in general)

So, essentially my Top Five list, but with two single-episode knockout specials on top. Also note that #5 and #6 are highly unstable and will oscillate at random. Further research may reveal this as an inexhaustible energy source of use to the Federation.

43. I AM THX-1138 - February 8, 2008

Silvereyes, it’s simple. Because people like to look at pretty stuff. Art, clothing, and people. It’s genetic. The producers of ALL TV and motion picture productions count on this as more people watching means more $$$. Star Trek was and is about making someone some loot while, hopefully, telling a good story.

I think that as fans, we have a tendency to put too noble a spin on our beloved show. To take the fine point off of it, Star Trek is a diversion, not the means to further mankind.

44. British Naval Dude - February 8, 2008

# 32, 36
I’d like ta see Jeffrey Hunter in tha new film. particularly since he’s been dead fur over 35 years…. Thar’s a corpse in command…
(wait, isn’t that Picard?)
cheep shot thar

how come no one mentioned a green girl as sexy yet… or have I missed that being pre-occupied with the cow bird on the sci-fi sexy link?….

Schwartzeneger/Shatner 08: Not natural born but screw tha Consitution (and it’s class)- we’ll bomb ya then give ya free healthcare…

Good platform for ya Yanks… yarrr…

45. Closettrekker - February 8, 2008

#42–Don’t forget Marlena from TOS “Mirror, Mirror”!

46. Closettrekker - February 8, 2008

#46–I know that no birthday party of mine would be complete without an almost naked Orion Slave girl seducing me with her eyes and her tantalizing hips.

And compared to one James Tiberius Kirk—the Frenchman with the British accent, who also happens to drink Earl Grey, was indeed a corpse in command!!!

47. table10 - February 8, 2008

Troi and Hoshi Sato get my vote.

48. Closettrekker - February 8, 2008

#47–Troi?…(yawn), but Hoshi can check my linguistic database anytime!

49. S. John Ross - February 8, 2008

#45: You’re absolutely right. I was focusing on characters that had either a full-movie or full-season role, but Marlena Moreau would definitely make the list if I had a good enough memory to include characters who didn’t get _nearly_ enough screen-time :) Heck, about a third of the TOS episodes had candidates for that list …

50. I AM THX-1138 - February 8, 2008

#46-(#46?)-yeah, #46, I think-Closettrekker

It takes me HOURS to convince my wife to put the green make-up on for my birthday.

And I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see a Borg in heels. It makes perfect sense, you know.

51. Danpaine - February 8, 2008

#39 – right with you, there. Gates McFadden is damn hot.

52. Closettrekker - February 8, 2008

#50–“It takes me HOURS to convince my wife to put the green make-up on for my birthday.”

I can always offer to spend an afternoon watching “Pretty Woman”, “Grease”, and “Dirty Dancing”in exchange. I learned a long time ago how to sleep with my eyes open.

53. Charles Trotter - February 8, 2008

#6 Matt D — Whoops! Good catch! Fixed it. Thanks! :)

#15 Number Six — I’ve never heard of Jolean Blalock. Now JOLENE Blalock, yes. ;)

54. I Love My Mookie - February 8, 2008

Shat would have my vote for president except he’s Canadian.

Hottest Trek babe is Terry Farrell hands town! Runner up is Ceila Lovsky.

55. The Guardian of Forever - February 8, 2008

Shat for President!!

I’d vote for him 8D

56. The Vulcanista - February 8, 2008

Well, AFAIC, we never, ever saw enough of shirtless Spock. So there.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

57. Closettrekker - February 8, 2008

#56–But we did see him once in a bathrobe. Does that not count?

58. Ripped Shirt Kirk - February 8, 2008

54# Hottest Trek babe is Terry Farrell hands town! Runner up is Ceila Lovsky.

You mean Celia Lovsky old T’Pau? Wow, having the words “Hottest Trek babe” and “Celia Lovsky” in the same sentence is is… really scary.dude.

59. Z - February 8, 2008

The Shat is still a Canadian citizen. Maybe he’ll run for PM…

60. Closettrekker - February 8, 2008

President Shatner would be hilarious, especially the first time he tells the Senate Majority Leader and the House Speaker that vetoing his Bill was a “stupid business decision”, or when he announces in the State Of The Union address that his rendition of “Rocket Man”‘s failure to win a Grammy was a “silly oversight”.

61. Myrth - February 8, 2008

Hottest Trek woman hands down is Kira (Nana Visitor).

62. sebimeyer - February 8, 2008

I’d say that photo of Nichelle Nichols is Bilbo Baggins territory.

63. Closettrekker - February 8, 2008

#61–I would rather be the meat in a Jeri Ryan/Jolene Blalock sandwich, but if we could dip into some Ezri Dax (like a good cup of Aus Jus), that would be just fine with me.

64. Closettrekker - February 8, 2008

We may have sunk this thread into new and uncharted lows…But suddenly, I’m in a hurry to get home to my wife! I wonder if that green, Orion Slave girl paint left over from my birthday is still around…

65. British Naval Dude - February 8, 2008

arrrr… the bald lady in TMP… looking back at that now I begin ta think that I did terrible things while looking at a Picard prototype….

Harrr… I kidd…

After TOS lasses, I did terrible things over Ursa and Bator… and that tough redhead lass who played Worf’s and Q’s mate… (yup- tha same!)…

Hmmmm…. many more than I thought spring ta mind… explains why I be so good at rowin’….

66. The Vulcanista - February 8, 2008


He was shirtless in “Patterns of Force” whilst being held prisoner by the space Nazis.

And we saw him in his Vulcan undies after his swim with the whales in IV.

Mm-mm-mm! Why, I think I’m feeling better!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

67. I Love My Mookie - February 8, 2008

#58: “You mean Celia Lovsky old T’Pau? Wow, having the words “Hottest Trek babe” and “Celia Lovsky” in the same sentence is is… really scary.dude.”

What makes you think I’m a dude?

68. Jorg Sacul - February 8, 2008

Nah. Hottest woman never to grace the decks of any Enterprise… but was still in the show: Yvonne Craig, as Marta the crazy Orion woman.


“He’s my lover so I *must* kill him!” God, crazy green chicks are the BEST!!

69. I AM THX-1138 - February 8, 2008

Wait a sec…..which thread is this?

Anyway Closettrekker, I predict multiple viewings of Steel Magnolias and The Bridges of Madison County this weekend.

Mookie Lover, dude or not, I find your attraction to Celia Lovsky interesting. Sort of non-traditional, you could say. So…good for you.

Vulcanista, what about a scene with Quinto as Spock running around in his skivvies? Would that be good enough? Orci, you should hint to Quinto to improvise something along those lines for Vulcanista. She hasn’t been feeling well.

And Jorg, crazy chicks, be they green, latina, asian, black, or white are no fun. I was married to one for 10 years. Like fireworks, I like women who are fiery, a bit flashy, but safe and SANE.

And a word to the significant others of the denizens. Apparently we are in a “mood”. I would go with it.

70. Dr. Image - February 8, 2008

#68- HOW RIGHT YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!
I’m having a very personal experience just thinking about… that episode.
#67- Priceless.

71. Doug - February 8, 2008

#32: I was definitely kidding about the mini-skirt debate.

I always thought it interesting to note the devolution of women from the pilot “The Cage” to the series as quite striking, something I am sure NBC execs had something to do with.

i.e., Number One as well as the other female crew members wore slacks just like the men… yet we never saw women in slacks during the regular run of the series (not to mention that I think Roddenberry was on record saying he preferred the females in mini-skirts).

Speaking of Number One, I wonder if we’ll see her in the movie and FINALLY find out what her names was/is.

72. Closettrekker - February 8, 2008

#71–And why she bears a striking resemblance to the Ship’s Nurse…and the voice of the computer is so familiar…

The more interesting bit has nothing to do with trousers vs mini-skirts, rather the fact that NBC execs,circa 1964-65, could not fathom a female first officer (or alien beings with butts on their foreheads, for that matter).

Seeing Number One in the film would be a nice touch, and a salute to those of us who do not fit into the “broader audience of non-traditional fans”.

73. shatner for president - February 8, 2008

Oh course Shatner would be a great pres..Although he would be the oldest elected pres. ever. Could you imagine him as pres.? It would be over the top as they say. Hey he plays a lawyer now and most lawyers run for politcal office just like actors.

74. Katie G. - February 8, 2008

Re: #46. Closet-Trekker

“…was indeed a corpse in command.”

You are so bad!!

Re: #56. Vulcanista

“…we never, ever saw enough of shirtless Spock…”

I ADORE Mr. Spock, but shirtless? Uh-uh. Too skinny. George Takei was in good shape, as was William Shatner. Later years there were Tim Russ (Tuvok in ST:VOY), Scott Bakula and Connor Trinneer (Archer and Trip in ST:ENT) and I can’t think of any others. Of course, we all have our own preferences of what we like in a physique. Tall, short, muscular, slim etc. Hey, IDIC!!

I thought Jolene Blalock was great as T’Pol. Thought she had the “Vulcan” thing down. The wig didn’t do her justice. Kes (Jennifer Lien, ST:VOY) was very pretty, especially when they gave her the long, wavy hair. Loved Jadzia’s spunk and vulnerability. (My favourite female Star Trek character, tied with Seven.) Some guys like Nana Visitor (Major Kira) but I thought she had a huge butt. (Silly me. Forgot some guys like that.) Nichelle (Uhura) was beautiful. Was a little suspect of Jeri Ryan (Seven) but after I got past the perfect looks, found that she was one of the best actors of the series. Nuts. Beauty and talent. Some get it all.

Oh and I’m forgetting the most important point: in my opinion.

And, um, #60, 63 and 64 — definitely. Bad.


75. I Love My Mookie - February 8, 2008

#74: “Kes (Jennifer Lien, ST:VOY) was very pretty”

Lien actually was very pretty until she got fat. I was in shock when she returned to VOY with her added girth.

Blalock’s face is very beautiful but I exclude her from my list because I find breast implants a major turn off.

76. Denise de Arman - February 8, 2008

Yes, Vulcanista! More shirtless Spock! I’ve watched Patterns of Force more times than I ought just to rewind and gaze at his green-blood drenched back…umm…

77. Denise de Arman - February 8, 2008

And miniskirts are a must aboard the good ship Enterprise. The yeomen must, of course, remember not to bend over near Kirk’s chair during a knock-down-drag-out with the Klingons or Romulans. Must not distract the captain while he’s fighting for the lives of his crew. Later, near the end of the episode…

78. Spocko - February 8, 2008

I wonder what the world would be like if Shatner was president.

79. I Love My Mookie - February 8, 2008

#78: “I wonder what the world would be like if Shatner was president.”

One where he would Abrams would cast him in STXI or be arrested for making bad business decisions.

80. The Vulcanista - February 8, 2008


I’ll take that order to go, please.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

81. The Vulcanista - February 8, 2008


IDIC, indeed! Word!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

82. Xai - February 8, 2008

34. Silvereyes – February 8, 2008
“… Did her body glove suit make Voyager a better show? Guys, don’t you even care that the show’s creators were manipulating you with this eye candy? And to the woman, didn’t it insult you to have this woman used as an object? Same goes for T’Pol…”

And Shatner’s Kirk was tempted every week with a space babe, wrapped in a teensie bit of shiny cloth. The challenge of the costumer was to see how far down the breast the fabric could ride… or how far up from beneath

83. Denise de Arman - February 8, 2008

Xai82- That is true, insofar as the costuming for the females on TOS is concerned. Censors on the set were actually taken to lunch, or to another building on made-up errands by members of the production staff, in order that certain costumes could be “realtered” in their absence. Imagination and flair was a hallmark of the ladies’ costumes on TOS.

84. MikeG - February 9, 2008

Star Trek has always put lovely ladies on the screen, and I’d have no problem spending time with any of them, singly or in groups.

85. Iowagirl - February 9, 2008

– And Shatner’s Kirk was tempted every week with a space babe, wrapped in a teensie bit of shiny cloth. The challenge of the costumer was to see how far down the breast the fabric could ride… or how far up from beneath –

Granted, ST sometimes tends to be somewhat sexist and TOS sometimes may have had that attitude to see women as objects, but I think this mainly is to be accredited to the 60’s mindset in general, and we should look what’s behind.

On that note, there are about 15 times Kirk is directly “confronted” with a space babe wearing sparse fabric. I wouldn’t call that every week. In contrast, there aren’t considerably less occasions we see a shirt get ripped, and every now and then we even see a bare chest. I didn’t count though how often this happened – too busy enjoying. :)

By regarding the women Kirk is dealing with as mere “space babes” and by emphasizing this aspect of Kirk and TOS, I think you may be running the risk to see Kirk as a stereotype character, and you don’t fully do justice to TOS. If you consider the entire TOS frame, I think it should be possible to enjoy some eye-candy and at the same time realize the entire character with all her layers, as the female characters more often than not were important or even essential for the ep they appeared in.

86. Closettrekker - February 9, 2008

#74–“Oh and I’m forgetting the most important point: in my opinion.

And, um, #60, 63 and 64 — definitely. Bad.”


You are so right, Katie G.. I’m afraid there were a group of us on this thread and another who were in “quite a mood”, shall we say? I am over it now.

87. Closettrekker - February 9, 2008

#85–You said,

“…there are about 15 times Kirk is directly “confronted” with a space babe wearing sparse fabric. I wouldn’t call that every week. In contrast, there aren’t considerably less occasions we see a shirt get ripped, and every now and then we even see a bare chest. I didn’t count though how often this happened – too busy enjoying.”

That is an interesting point. What remains is the “perception” that it was every week. Right or wrong, the “spacebabes” are part of the mythology of TOS, and a part of it that non-hardcore fans are likely to recall about the show.
I liken it to ship-to-ship battles in TOS. I can really only recall 8-10 instances of “space battles’ involving the Enterprise, while the films seem to squeeze one in nearly every time (TMP and STIV being notable exceptions). Seems rather disproportionate, don’t you think?
I would be willing to bet that there is such a battle sequence in this film (given that one of the stated objectives is appealing to broader audiences), but I wonder if we can expect any scantily-clad alien females to make an appearance, or a young Jim Kirk with part of his chest exposed after hand-to-hand combat.

88. The Vulcanista - February 9, 2008


Yep, Nyquil will bring out the brazen hussy in some of us. Fortunately, I’m Nyquil free today.

#58 Check out this image of Lovsky c. 1927:

Peace. Live long and prosper.

89. The Vulcanista - February 9, 2008

Crap. Hit “say it” too soon.

The Vulcanista }:-|

90. Denise de Arman - February 9, 2008

Vulcanista- Unfortunately, I am not yet off the green stuff and am running a fever today: My Eyes are Flame, My Heart Is Flame…

You should come to the Sci-Fi Slam in Burank in April. The big N. and Quinto are going to be there talking about the movie together and separately on stage. I”d love to have another Spock-lover to pal around with! You could keep me from drooling too much by holding me back when they walk by (that plus the court order says I must keep a 15 foot distance at all times…).

91. The Vulcanista - February 9, 2008


Got some bad news for ya, Denise, sounds like you’ve got the flu. 24 hours of sleep over the past two days seems to have fixed me up right good.

April, huh? Man, I would SOOO love to be there, but I’ll still be paying for my trip to Cancun, which is 3 weeks from today.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

92. Denise de Arman - February 9, 2008

Vulcanista- Ah, such is life… It Is the Vulcan Heart, It Is the Vulcan Soul…
eagerly anticipating seeing the two guys together on the stage and wonder just how many details JJ will allow them to divulge. Although Cancun sounds nice too…

93. steve adams - February 9, 2008

#19 I have it on good authority that Majel Roddenberry IS doing the computer voice on Star Trek 11.
Also I think its great that Nimoy supporting Obama.

94. The Vulcanista - February 9, 2008

“or a young Jim Kirk with part of his chest exposed after hand-to-hand combat.”

Or a young Spock. Or both at the same time.

Come to think of it, that would be a *mighty* fine scene for the Kirk/Spock/McCoy triumvirate. Male bonding thru combat and all that, you know. Just sayin’.

I swear that this post is Nyquil-free. Can’t make any guarantees about the estrogen, tho. :)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

95. Iowagirl - February 10, 2008

– Male bonding thru combat and all that, you know. –

We’ve already had that, particularly in Amok Time. I mean, it wasn’t screened, naturally, but you could sort of…sense it, couldn’t you? Well, I could… :)

96. Harry Ballz - February 10, 2008

#90 Denise “am running a fever”

Denise is running a fever??


97. Denise de Arman - February 10, 2008

Harry90- The “fever room” Harry? And what, pray tell, are the distinguishing characteristics of the average “fever room”?LOL

98. Harry Ballz - February 10, 2008

Denise…….tsk, tsk,tsk…… should know better than to ask about the “fever room”!

That Nyquil you’re guzzling has made your brain fuzzy or you’d remember that the “fever room” is where one goes when in the mood to get hot, sweaty and…..and……wait, I have to take a breath for a minute………
…..what the hell were we talking about?

Anybody got a cigarette??

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