10 Sexist Moments That Make It Hard To Watch Star Trek
9. "Who Mourns For Adonais?"
At the beginning of the episode, Kirk and McCoy watch as Scotty fawns over the beautiful Lieutenant Carolyn Palamas, the ships archeology and anthropology officer. Although the episode depicts Palamas as a professional, it also suggests that her position is only a temporary one. Shes a woman all woman, observes McCoy. One day shell find the right man and off shell go, out of the service. Kirk takes offense but not to the doctors sentiment about the role of women on a starship. Rather, Kirk is upset by the inevitability of losing Lieutenant Palamas as soon as she finds the right man to marry.
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Over-educated, under-employed, and with a passion for film and television, Michael runs the Star Trek Fact Check Blog and figured he would start writing lists of things online, since he already spends too much time reading them.