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Diora Baird Talks About Her Role as An Orion in Star Trek September 20, 2008

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Looks like we can add another pretty face to the cast of the new Star Trek movie. In an interview (and photo shoot) with Maxim, 25 year-old actress and former Guess girl model Diora Baird talks about her role an a ‘green girl’ (Orion) in JJ Abrams new movie.


According to Baird she plays the ‘green girl’ in the new Star Trek movie, but she doesn’t seem exactly clear on what that means.

Maxim: So you’re an alien?

Baird: Um, I would assume so—unless I was born with a skin disease. In the original series, there were these infamous green women that Captain Kirk would hit on, and so without giving too much away, I’m one of those green girls.

So she may not be ready for a Trek trivia contest, but Baird has a couple dozen film and TV credits already, including Wedding Crashers, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and guest spots on Shark and The Loop. And it appears she has what it takes to play an alluring Orion. Baird can be seen now in the Dane Cook comedy My Best Friend’s Girl, which opened this weekend.

More from Baird, including photos at Maxim.

Baird in Maxim

Maxim ranks Baird at #64 in their ‘Hot 100′ list, here is a video for that…


More Baird: Wikipedia Page  |  IMDB Profile | Fansite.


1. Closettrekker - September 20, 2008

She’ll do.

2. 750 Mang - September 20, 2008

It’s green…

3. Third Remata'Klan - September 20, 2008

I was just thinking the same thing.
So, this is, what, at least two Orion women?

4. Green-Blooded-Bastard - September 20, 2008

Feh, so what else is new. How about a pic of the “E”, or a trailer date?

5. Phaser...where are youuu? - September 20, 2008

When are they going to have some women with meat on their bones? I’m not trying to be disrespectful, but there are many women with some ‘substance’ that would make an excellent Orion woman, com officer, etc. Guess I don’t live in the real world, though :-\

6. Third Remata'Klan - September 20, 2008

Oh, the Orions are just going to be window dressing anyway.
How much are they really going to have to do with the story?
My guess is, not much.
They won’t be catalysts for the plot like they were in ENT: ‘Bound’.

7. G-Boss - September 20, 2008

You’re kidding, right?

8. Cody - September 20, 2008

I know I’m a geek for saying this, but I’d rather see the new bridge, or the Enterprise… chicks like this are a dime a dozen

9. M33 - September 20, 2008


10. M33 - September 20, 2008

This is only interesting for guys married to their hands…

11. Xai - September 20, 2008

#10 Totally unneeded comment.

12. Thomas - September 20, 2008

Diora Baird’s an up-and-comer, so I wouldn’t be surprised if she gets at least a couple of lines. Good work, J.J.

13. 750 Mang - September 20, 2008

She-Hulk fans rejoice!

14. Third Remata'Klan - September 20, 2008

#11 Agreed.

15. Third Remata'Klan - September 20, 2008

#13 ‘She-Hulk’. Is that movie in the works now, too?

16. WallDoctor - September 20, 2008

The episodes with T’Pol half naked and the Orions in Enterprise were always disappointing to me. The only real relationship I had with my dad growing up was our common interest in Star Trek (Original Series) and unfortunately, with the some of the overly sexualized episodes of Enterprise, I had to be careful what I let my kids see and not see.

My best memories were going to see the Star Trek movies with my parents. I remember being 6 or 7 and seeing The Search for Spock and so on. I was hoping to have a similar memory built with my oldest daughter who’ll be 9 next year. If as is typical, the movie versions are even more sexualized (and I hope there is no nudity) then the Enterprise versions, then there is no way I can take my kids or build this memory with them.

It’s obviously way too late now for JJ Abrams to change anything now. He’s got his vision and passion for what he wants to show but I sure could have wished he took this into consideration.

17. montreal paul - September 20, 2008

You guys amaze me. No matter what new news comes out about the movie, you are STILL not satisfied. “give me the E” “Give me the trailer” Is that all you guys know how to say? Jeez… give it a rest.

Anthony.. I am so happy you delete the “First” comments.. can you do the same for the “Give us a trailer” comments too? It really is getting annoying. There in not one thread that doesn’t have at least 15 comments that say “give me a trailer”.

you’ll get a trailer when they are ready. the movie isn’t til may. give it rest already.

So this isn’t the ground breaking interview you wanted from one of the main cast.. so what. You aren’t going to hear anything new.. you aren’t going to hear them slip up and say something you haven’t heard. They are under hush orders. Be lucky you are getting the minor and bit actors saying something.

18. The Last Maquis - September 20, 2008

Oh man, I forgot all about That, what are you all Spazin’ about Now?
What, too hot For Trek?? Oh No!!

She’s Green!! for cryin’ out loud. Hell Yeah!!

19. Tanner Waterbury - September 20, 2008

Um, not to also mention: SHE WAS A PLAYMATE! Anyways She’ll do fine as an Orion Woman, MORE than fine. But yeah, WHEN will whe get to see the Enterprise or Bridge?

20. Bob Tompkins - September 20, 2008

In the 90s & early 2000s I always complained about the women characters in catsuits, never stopping to remember Gene Roddenberry’s penchant for nearly-naked women in TOS.
It was only in the earliest movies that Trek moved away from the scantily clad women. But then, the principals were all getting older and Uhura’s fan dance in Trek V was about 15 years too late to be very arousing, alas.

21. Quatlo - September 20, 2008

She fits CANON very well. Nice casting JJ.

22. DGill - September 20, 2008

Jim Kirk andf two Orion females…that sounds about right. :D

23. Robert Bernardo - September 20, 2008

Time for me to take up golf! :-)

24. Devon - September 20, 2008


Looks cool.

25. Harry Ballz - September 20, 2008

When I was told growing up to, “eat your greens!”………..

……………….I should have listened more carefully!

26. Jabob Slatter - September 20, 2008

Me like.

27. The Enterprise - September 21, 2008

Is she related to Stuart Baird by any chance?

28. DJT - September 21, 2008

I’d hit *that* with an inverse tachyon beam.

29. allister gourlay - September 21, 2008


30. mm3guy - September 21, 2008

She’ll make the perfect orion slave girl. That could also be the nerdiest pick up line ever.

31. Redjac - September 21, 2008

#11 “#10 Totally unneeded comment”

Aren’t most comments here really unneeded. Interesting occasionally … but unneeded.

So my unneeded comment of the day is “she’s hot!”
(Not very interesting either, I know)

32. Tanner Waterbury - September 21, 2008

Anthony, I would understand why you would delete some of our posts on here, but you gotta admit, SHES HOT! Im betting this will have fans come and see the movie just for her, and it will hopefully boost ratings for the movie. Anyways… enough rambling. Im tired and im gonna dream about her tonight. :))

33. Norbert - September 21, 2008

She’s Treks She-Hulk!

34. CmdrR - September 21, 2008

So, in the 23rd century, busty is in?
I think I’m gonna like this century.

35. DJ Neelix - September 21, 2008

To my surprise actually, my first response at these news were… “YEAH!!”.

36. maxmacster - September 21, 2008

to quote a great captain
“oh my!”

37. Paulaner - September 21, 2008

#5 “When are they going to have some women with meat on their bones?”

Agreed. If orion slaves are meant to please their masters with erotic/exotic dances, we know that in our real world those things work better with curves. I’ve never seen a skinny belly dancer.

38. Capt Mike from the Terran Empire - September 21, 2008

Ok. admit she is hot and sexy. can’t wait to see her as an orion. Should be good.

39. ByGeorge - September 21, 2008


She has lots of meat where it counts.

40. Chris Pike - September 21, 2008

Wouldn’t mind discussing the Big Bang theory with her..! And she’s got a fantastic set of tachyons. I bet she’d be impressed with a 10 inch refractor though.

41. RuFFeD_UP - September 21, 2008

Anyone seen her “other” pictures :P

42. Dom - September 21, 2008

Not yet! I’m really tee-ed off cos I’m at work.

JJ knows his stuff, all right! Gorgeous women are vital to anything properly based on Star Trek (TOS)!

43. whoever - September 21, 2008

weee, hope the movie doesn’t get over-sexed (:
I mean: Zoë Saldana might be the hottest choice for young Uhura possible. We have sexy mini-skirts (which of course mainly add some 60’s-touch). We have Rachel Nichols AND now theres Ms Baird… well, at least there won’t be any female Borg drones

44. Brett Campbell - September 21, 2008

Well, it should boost ticket sales to the college frat boy demographic…

“Star Trek XI: Orion Girls Gone Wild!” ;)

45. Derf - September 21, 2008

“So she may not be ready for a Trek trivia contest, but perhaps she’d make a good Vice Presidential candidate.”


46. Cygnus-X1 - September 21, 2008

Diora Baird as Orion Slave Girl — excellent casting.

47. Chris M - September 21, 2008

I agree with Vince Vaughn! Well proportioned indeed!!

#23 Not even close to Firt dude!

#26 She seems to know as much about Trek as Stuart Baird so yeah they might be related!

48. me - September 21, 2008

I just hope there also will appear some women who are not just toys for the males.

in alias and Lost JJ always created emancipated, strong women, I hope we will have some of those in STXI, too.

I am really sick of those girls who never have seen any actor school, but appear in all the movies just because they look so hot.

49. Andy Patterson - September 21, 2008

” there were these infamous green women that Captain Kirk would hit on”

umm…..close enough. Let’s see what you look like in the movie baby?

50. Dom - September 21, 2008

me (47) I think there’ll be plenty of strong female roles in this film. After all, it’s a JJ Abrams film. But sex was always a very important part of Star Trek (TOS) and this film is clearly reflecting that. After seeing Diora Baird in those clothes, I’s almost be tempted to take up golf!

51. Admiral Stedman - September 21, 2008

Agreed that they will most likely just be window dressing. If they have a larger plot role I wonder if there will be any mention of the fact that it is the MEN who are the real slaves in the Orion culture as put forth in Enterprise.
I actually kind of liked that angle.

52. newman - September 21, 2008

46 – “She seems to know as much about Trek as Stuart Baird…”


53. SPB - September 21, 2008


…and yes, I have no problem with her being in STAR TREK XI…

…but I think my IQ level just dropped 50% from watching that “Maxim” YouTube clip.

54. MORN SPEAKS - September 21, 2008

Um wow!

55. Commodore Lurker - September 21, 2008

Captain, I’m detecting a top heavy silicon based life form on bird legs.

Ensign, a tricorder was not designed for that function. Do not put THAT in There . . . eeeww. Maintenance crew to the bridge.

56. fred - September 21, 2008

I just want to see one DANCING, not just wearing a cadet uniform. I think that at that early time, they were not integrated into the Federation. The way they were discussed in The Menagerie it’s obvious they were known only for their wild sexuality.

57. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - September 21, 2008

Ballzio – funnnnnny as hell!!!!

Uh, some of you,,,,er guys??,,,, are actually complaining????
I am on the verge of saying something extremely nasty and un politically correct right now,, been a while since your ole Lordy laid into the few honest to god douche -chill inducing posters,,,, about to say it,,,,, XAIster already slapped down one of the as****** ARRRRRHHH the medicine kicked in and I have a hot dinner date with a cute school teacher tonight, .. calm down calm down.. OK ,…. I’ll save it for later,… you know who you are!!!!

58. Tanner Waterbury - September 21, 2008

@ 54

No silicone whatsoever just to let you know. All genes!

59. The Underpants Monster - September 21, 2008

Now SHE’S buil like an Orion slave girl. That other one we heard about was way too bony.

60. Mike - September 21, 2008

Fantastic. I’ll have two, please.

61. JeFF - September 21, 2008

Wow, I’d go straight for her… green or otherwise.

62. Capt. Fred - September 21, 2008

THIS IS A DISASTER! Kirk never hit on the first Orion girl! It was Pike! THIS IS A DISASTER!

63. Alec - September 21, 2008

One has to commend the team for their casting choices.

64. Spoctor McKirk - September 21, 2008

Never understood the attraction to “green” women.

In “The Menagerie” I thought Vina was much hotter as a “pink skin”. And Yvonne Craig’s Barbara Gordon/Batgirl was more enticing than her Marta in “Whom Gods Destroy”. Then again, she was psychotic.

Anyhoo…to each his own.

65. Jay - September 21, 2008

Wow, a Baird who the Trekies like? She is hot, can’t wait to see her all green.

66. Jordan - September 21, 2008

She’s hot… good choice, glad to see that Orion slave women are in the film.

67. Redjac - September 21, 2008

HOT!!!! ::drool::

Can’t wait to see her in GREEN!!! :-)

68. DJ Neelix - September 21, 2008

@63 Spoctor McKirk
That’s because she was more of a cute girl than a hot one!

69. Odkin - September 21, 2008

Oh, you just KNOW we’ll be denied the cheap thrill of proper slave girl man-toy characters – modern PC sensibilities will require them to be tough, clever and in control somehow.

70. Odkin - September 21, 2008

Forgot to note above that she’s REALLY REALLY hot. Just about perfect, so quit whining all you chubby-chasers!

71. Pah Wraith - September 21, 2008

@ 67. Redjac

here you go ;)


“amazing what you can do with photoshop these days”

72. Centurian Bachra - September 21, 2008

If Trek had more “real world” women in it, they would have to make the doors and chairs bigger. Ya know, due to the “obesity” in America.

Do ya think Kirk’s chicken sandwich and coffee in “Trouble w/ Tribbles” was really a McChicken and a McLatte?

73. TrekMadeMeWonder - September 21, 2008

A one word comments from me on this babolicious article.


74. Thomas - September 21, 2008

I think the fact that she got the skin color of Orions correctly plus the (more or less) correct era of Trek seems to shoe she knows more about Trek than Stuart Baird did on Nemesis. Remember, he thought Geordi was an alien.

75. Ashley - September 21, 2008

ooh I almost forgot about this! she’s so hot o.o …perfect rack…I’m jealous :3
can’t wait to see her in the movie :D

76. OM - September 21, 2008

…Kids, I want you to be honest here: if the women cast in this film – or any film, for that matter – were all big, fat, ugly and missing a few teeth, would you find that preferable?

Be honest now.

77. RA - September 21, 2008

I wouldn’t expect her to know anything about the history of the role, but at the very least she could show she knows a little bit about what she is playing.

Oh well, I guess eye candy doesn’t have to be intelligent.

78. Third Remata'Klan - September 21, 2008

Dang, some of these comments are funny. :D

79. Redjac - September 21, 2008

#71 — Very Niiiice! :-)

80. Brett Campbell - September 21, 2008

#79-81 – That’s okay, and somewhat fitting, Redjac, Redjac, Redjac! ;)

81. Spoctor McKirk - September 21, 2008

@68…You got me. Guess I like ’em cute. And pink.

82. Maxwell Everett - September 21, 2008

All I have to say is, put “Diora Baird – Hot Tamale (2006)” into Google (with the quotes).

83. sean - September 21, 2008


Maybe the pics here aren’t making it clear, but she has *plenty* of meat on her bones. Just do some Googling.

84. Centurian Bachra - September 21, 2008

#76 – Who is to say any of the women in TOS didn’t have false teeth?? As if its really that easy to tell.

Diana Muldaur played 3 different characters (TOS:2 TNG:1) and she isn’t at all attractive. If you ask me, they should have put her in the box in “Is There No Truth In Beauty”, or given us all green glasses that would have acted like beer-goggles to watch that episode.

Deborah Downing, who played Mavig in “The Way to Eden” had massive thunder thighs.

85. JL - September 21, 2008

Hey, it’s all pink in the middle…

86. The REAL Redjac - September 21, 2008

FYI, folks: Redjac #31 is NOT me. It’s a cheap two-bit imposter!

87. The REAL Redjac - September 21, 2008

#85, How do you know? In this case, it might just be a lighter green…lol!!

Jus sayin’…:-)

88. Brett Campbell - September 21, 2008

84 – Yowch. A little harsh on Ms. Muldaur. I think she was actually quite a lovely woman — especially in the TOS Sargon episode. Can’t we be a little more kind to people at this site?

89. Brett Campbell - September 21, 2008

84 – Ms. Downing isn’t coming to m mind’s eye at the moment, but also a cruel comment and not needed here. People are a good deal more than merely how they look. C’mon, this is Trek. Let’s head for a better future.

90. Brett Campbell - September 21, 2008

Should be “my” mind’s eye.

91. The REAL Redjac - September 21, 2008

#88 — You got that right! Muldaur was hahahahaha-HAWT in that Sargon episode! ::drool::

92. Brett Campbell - September 21, 2008

91 – She had beautiful eyes!

93. The REAL Redjac - September 21, 2008

#92 That’s true — and her legs were great back then!

94. Brett Campbell - September 21, 2008

93 – Amen.

95. Engineer Harper - September 21, 2008

For some reason I am reminded of Chris Crocker…..


96. Brett Campbell - September 21, 2008

Who is Chris Crocker? And I hope you are addressing #84, as REAL Redjac and I have only said well-meaning things about her.

97. The REAL Redjac - September 21, 2008

Exactly, Brett!

There’s not a damned thing wrong with finding a woman attractive. There’s a thread for people who think otherwise over in the Takei wedding thread.

And if I find a gal attractive, I’m gonna say so.

98. Brett Campbell - September 21, 2008

I agree with you, Redjac, about being free to say that a woman is attractive, and I think we were being complimentary rather than denigrating. I’m assuming #95 was saying that to #84, or at least I hope so. Those comments about Ms. Muldaur and Ms. Downing were crass.

99. Crewman Darnell - September 21, 2008

Whew… Talk about “Wrigley’s Pleasure Planet.”

100. The Underpants Monster - September 22, 2008

Wrigley’s Pleasure Planet, where your chewing gum never loses its flavor on the bedpost overnight.

101. King Anthony - September 22, 2008

They never take chances, do they?

Tsk, tsk…

102. Closettrekker - September 22, 2008

#88—-“A little harsh on Ms. Muldaur. I think she was actually quite a lovely woman — especially in the TOS Sargon episode. ”

I agree. She was an attractive woman in the 1960’s, IMO. I cannot remember many (if at all) unattractive women cast in TOS. It was a very sexy show.

103. Ensign Jack - September 22, 2008

She’s life captain but not as we know it.
Awesome pick J.J.!

104. They Carry Fireboxes!! - September 22, 2008

I think he was just being honest like the previous poster asked.

I can list at least 2 unattractive TOS women…..

Lt Galway (The Deadly Years)
Mort (All Our Yesterdays)

Now that Irene Kelly (Sirah “The Omega Glory”), she was easy on the eyes. The wife and I role-play as Yangs. I dress up as Cloud William and chase her around the “jail cell”.

105. BND - September 22, 2008

lessee here…

o’er a hundred posts so this must be a highly important article…

Well, it do have news as tha’ lass admits (hints) at bein’ an Orion in tha’ Starry Trek film… maybe fur a brief sec… mayhaps fur a full few minutes…

Sex in Starry Trek? Well, after tha’ 60’s style “nudge nudge, wink, winks” and passionate kisses hear and thar’, seems tha’ TNG era folks had Starryfleet issued chastity belts… mayhaps more family friendly than seein’ Worfy running amok all hairy and lust-hungry after some innocent woman folk…

Then they turn ta’ tha’ Vulcan (tha’ Vulcan!) fur hot and steamy scenes…

So, go see Starry Trek by yerself and see if young-uns should come and share it wit’ ye… Or mayhaps a cheap date whose snuck in some Beefeater and is easily titt-elated by “oo-la-la” scenes and yer’ vast knowledge of Starry Trek (which ye’ lie and say is part o’ yer super spy agent project ye’ be doin’ fur tha’ government… like Starry Wars wuz)…


106. Jovan - September 22, 2008

16: Not telling you how to raise your kids or anything, but I saw stuff way more sexual than that when I was a tot. I didn’t even know what was going on! Besides, I seem to have turned out okay. I don’t think you should be that concerned.

She obviously doesn’t know her Trek trivia, as Kirk never once hit on a green woman, much less several or even slept with one. Watch the episode again, and you’ll see Marta is absolutely REPELLENT to him! He just wants her to get them out of there.

107. Jovan - September 22, 2008

Oh, and I thought most of the women, including extras in Star Trek were beautiful in their own way. Baird is quite attractive herself.

108. King Anthony - September 22, 2008

Baird’s green all right; but it’s got nothing to do with being cast as an Orion.

Still nice to know they still know how to pick em…

This is even better than Chris “Indiana Jones/Heath Ledger” Pine in the lead role.

109. King Anthony - September 22, 2008


She’ll do.

She’ll do–what?

110. Closettrekker - September 22, 2008

#108—-“Baird’s green all right; but it’s got nothing to do with being cast as an Orion.”

“Green” as in inexperienced? Or “Green” as in unfamiliar with Star Trek?

If you meant the former, she has more than enough experience to dance a bit and bat her eyes…If the latter was your point, what difference does it make?

The directors of TMP and TWOK knew next to nothing about Trek as well, and they were hired to direct a Star Trek feature film, not to appear as alien eye candy in a brief role.

“This is even better than Chris “Indiana Jones/Heath Ledger” Pine in the lead role.”

What makes you think that was bad casting? He looks enough like a young Jim Kirk to me, and if he is inspired by Harrison Ford’s approach to action sequences, that’s a good thing. He couldn’t have picked a better actor to look up to for that type of role. What did you want from him? A Shatner impersonation?

I don’t know where the heck you get the Heath Ledger bit…Are you just trolling an anti-STXI agenda, or is there something substantive you have to add? This thread has nothing to do with Pine. What have you against Ms. Baird?

#109—Portray a presumably seductive and pretty girl in green skin paint! What else should she do? If I were casting a green Orion slave girl just to dance around seductively and look sexy, her depth of Star Trek knowledge would be the last thing I’d look at.

111. sad fan - September 22, 2008

she’ll receive all of 2 seconds in the movie as a slavegirl dancing in the background. I agree with those who say that this is truly “non news.”

I also agree with the poster that said that a star trek movie should eb more family friendly. Hope no onscreen sex is portrayed, some kisses and flirting are more than enough.

112. SpikedCanon - September 22, 2008

A much better look at Ms baird…….


113. ByGeorge - September 22, 2008


Star Trek was ALWAYS adult Science Fiction. The kiddie stuff is called Star Wars. Human and alien relationships have been the subject on many Trek stories. They are thought provoking and impact our emotions. Those relationships go beyond rescuing a princess in Trek.

If TOS is the hallmark series that made changed things why all the complaints now about an Orion slave girl? The earliest pilot had one and they didn’t hide the message of their seductive ways.

114. Dom - September 22, 2008

111. I hope there is onscreen sex and nudity in this film. It was always brimming under the surface in the original show. William Ware Theiss exposed censorship-baiting acres of flesh with his costumes and there was always a major sexual imperative with Kirk.

And this isn’t non-news. It’s a fluffy, fun article about an actress who appears in the film, which means we get to look at pictures of a pretty girl.

Trek isn’t some sacred text: it’s supposed to be fun and articles like this are part and parcel of that!

115. King Anthony - September 22, 2008


Anti-ST XI agenda? Baird? Heath Ledger? Indiana Jones? Which way is up? How about some coffee to go with that sugar?

Folks, now you know why normal people regard Trek Fans as exhibits in a Xenoanthropological diorama, and rightly so.

I’ve Trekked since 1966, when it meant something. You treat this like it’s gospel right out of the New Testament or something, and it isn’t, and live your life framed thru the lens of some fictional reality and regard every tenet like religious dogma, and treat everyone who doesn’t share your particular viewpoint like some defrocked heretic blaspheming sacred text out of the Book of Roddenberry.

Get ahold of yourself. Simple fluff entertainment, old or new, not a way of life. Try to remember that before you lose all sense of perspective.

116. Closettrekker - September 22, 2008

#115—“You treat this like it’s gospel right out of the New Testament or something, and it isn’t, and live your life framed thru the lens of some fictional reality and regard every tenet like religious dogma, and treat everyone who doesn’t share your particular viewpoint like some defrocked heretic blaspheming sacred text out of the Book of Roddenberry.”

That couldn’t be further from the truth. I see Star Trek as casual entertainment I happened to have enjoyed for decades. It’s far from a religious experience to me (lol). I simply haven’t seen you post anything but trivial criticisms of everything reported here about the film. Maybe you should take a look back at some of your recent posts, and I think you’ll see where I would get that opinion of your viewpoints.

And I have plenty of perspective. I’m a combat veteran US Marine, a business owner, an educated man, a husband, a father, and a contributor in the community in which I live.

Trekmovie is a diversion for me… nothing else. If I swung and missed on my judgement of some of your posts, then you completely spun around and fell in your judgement of mine.

If I was wrong, so be it. I apologize. Maybe I’ll see something positive come out of your keyboard at ome point and you will have proven me wrong…We’ll see.

117. OM - September 22, 2008

“William Ware Theiss exposed censorship-baiting acres of flesh with his costumes and there was always a major sexual imperative with Kirk.”

…Oh, so that bulge in Shatner’s tunic in the 3rd season *wasn’t* his gut, then?

118. OM - September 22, 2008

“Get ahold of yourself. Simple fluff entertainment, old or new, not a way of life. Try to remember that before you lose all sense of perspective.”

…Heretic! Should we burn him at the stake, or should we throw him in the lake to see if he’s a witch first?

119. King Anthony - September 22, 2008


Apology unnecessary. I neither ask for nor give them in the course of my discourse in any arena. I made my point. A diversion, nothing more. Trek is, was, and always will be entertainment, not a way of life. A hobby, not sacred ritual practiced to the point of famaticism and intolerance, a thing all too common in many ranks of fandom nowadays, hereabouts and other places farther afield, much to its detriment in terms of how both it and fans are viewed.

Positive or contrary, all opinion is part of a greater dialogue leading to understanding, not an invitation to contention. You have your views on the new film, I have mine. Let’s leave it at that and move on without further comment.

120. Harry Ballz - September 22, 2008

This girl’s breasts could provide shade for a small child!!!

121. TrekMadeMeWonder - September 23, 2008

By the way, this casting detail STILL jives with my now famous Trek XI synopsis.

I am still waiting to be pleasantly surprised. ; )

122. Closettrekker - September 23, 2008

#119—“…all opinion is part of a greater dialogue leading to understanding, not an invitation to contention.”

Here is a sample of your recent postings, supposedly meant to lead to “understanding”, rather than to be “an invitation to contention”…

“Baird’s green all right; but it’s got nothing to do with being cast as an Orion. Still nice to know they still know how to pick em…This is even better than Chris “Indiana Jones/Heath Ledger” Pine in the lead role.”–September 22, 2008.

“Prediction: $150-170 million Box Office for Trek, tops.

Case closed.”—September 20, 2008.

” Mr. Abram’s making a big mistake sitting on a film that long and playing this cat and mouse game with people…”—September 22, 2008.

“If that film’s rumored storyline is true, the plot for it came right out of one of them, so it’s only proper to pay lip service to them, I suppose, if for no other reason to avoid a lawsuit for copyright infringement.” – September 22, 2008.

Such remarks do not reflect the expected maturity level of someone who is old enough to have “been trekkin’ since 1966″.

And you are being very naive if you expect or feel entitled to make such sarcastic and even flaming remarks aimed at the creative team behind this film without “contention”.

You can expect a debate and “further comment” every time.

123. Dom - September 23, 2008

Ah! Things never change! Grown men fighting over a pretty girl!

Just kidding, guys!! ;)

Diora proves beyond shadow of a doubt that Rodders was wrong: there is a God and He loves us!!!

124. Closettrekker - September 23, 2008


If my wife saw that you put it that way, she might start monitoring my internet activity….ugh!


125. The REAL Redjac - September 24, 2008


Thank you, thank you, thank you for that link!!!


Ahhh, she’s a thing o’ beauty, huh?

I haven’t even seen her in the new Trek (obviously), but I have to say it wouldnae hurt my feelin’s if the lass was in EVERY Trek film!


126. Mark Lynch - September 25, 2008

Yes she’s real cute. But I really hope the whole film is not going to have to depend on carrying itself off using pretty faces…..

127. Harry Ballz - September 25, 2008

Who cares about her face??!!

Let’s put it this way…..if she were a singer, I could look at her “voice” for hours!

128. The REAL Redjac - September 25, 2008

I wonder if she’s related to Stuart Baird…the infamous director of Star Trek Nemesis? LOL!!!

Probably not…lol.

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130. bgiles73 - November 5, 2008

Wow! Now there’s a Baird with something to bring to the whole Final Frontier experience! I only hope she will do an Orion Slave Girl layout in some future Playboy issue! Man, I’m a pig!

131. grendel2225 - May 23, 2009

If you look closely in the cast listing, Diora Baird is not the Orion Girl, Rachel Nichols is. Not sure why this hasn’t been corrected.

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