Review: “Star Trek Sex” Provides A Doorway To More Thoughtful Discussion

Sex. No other three-lettered word has as much impact on the psyche, with its promise of tawdriness and taboo-breaking potential. It’s counterpart, the four-letter word, love, hints at a more tender and nurturing experience. While Star Trek Sex, penned by author Will Stape, uses the three-letter word to sell the publication, it really is a thoughtful analysis of how both words impacted viewers, the show and its characters.





The Search For Sex In Star Trek: Exploring The Sexual Politics Of The Original Series

Magic and whimsy might be the two memories that stick with viewers most when watching William Campbell entertain as Trelane in the season one episode of Star Trek The Original Series, “The Squire of Gothos”. However, for four-year old Will Stape, the moment that stayed with him was Trelane dancing with Yeoman Ross. Stape appreciated that Trelane danced with the girl and so began unconsciously the author’s infatuation with sex in Star Trek. Fast forward to today and Stape has penned a book on the phenomenon of getting busy in the final frontier, Star Trek Sex.



TrekMovie Interview: Vic Mignogna

Art at its best is when it evokes emotions out of people who are experiencing the words and images, especially when it affects people in a positive or cathartic way. The writing staff for Star Trek Continues added another extraordinary episode to their oeuvre with “Come Not Between the Dragons”, which addresses domestic abuse from all points of view. Once again, the writer demonstrates his deeper understanding of what Star Trek can accomplish when it is used to comment on the world at large. Rich Schepis spoke with STC’s Executive Producer and lead actor Vic Mignogna about the episode’s reception, Gigi Edgley’s performance, receiving fan correspondence and more.