Which crew member of the Starship Enterprise is your dream woman? In honor of the upcoming Star Trek Day TO, I’ll be taking stock of the various Star Trek crew. This week: Women of The Original Series.
Pros: Can you say sponge bath? This no nonsense nurse knows just how to make you feel better. She’s blonde, beautiful and intelligent to boot. Her ambitions lie beyond the noble position of nursing, too -- it won’t be long before this Florence Nightingale to the stars is a fully fledged doctor.
Cons: Turn and cough. Sometimes, you miss that little bit of mystery -- realizing that the doctor of your heart has likely fondled more than her fair share of other people’s bits and pieces might be too much for the jealous sort. And studying medicine while nursing full time? That doesn’t leave a lot of time for you.
Pros: Uhura knows her way around a comm system -- and that includes repairing them, too. This is no glorified stellar secretary -- Uhura’s monitoring is essential. Whether detecting distress calls or making first contact with aliens, Uhura is the one that establishes the connection. As a bridge officer, she’s got rank and responsibility... and fabulous legs. Love that uniform. Also, she’s a hell of a provocative dancer.
Cons: Uhura doesn’t need you, and she’s holding a candle for Mr. Scott. You try competing with his warp core.
Pros: Yeoman Rand was Kirk’s right hand woman, and there’s no doubt that she had the captain’s ear. If you’re looking to advance your own rank, she can probably pull some strings or put in a good word for you. Hard working and loyal, yeoman Rand makes the perfect partner.
Cons: She might have had more than the captain’s ear. Sure, they tried to ignore it, but you can’t deny that kind of attraction forever. She’s also a bit on the conventional side -- if you’re attracted to strong, ambitious women, Rand is a bit of a mouse.
Pros: There isn’t a system on the ship that she isn’t integrated with. If information and power is your thrill, dating the computer is the best way to get unlimited access to both. You can turn her on silent mode when you want some peace and quiet, or ask her to whip up a sammich in the replicator.
Cons: OK, she’s not a woman in the conventional sense. That makes intimacy a little awkward... unless you’re satisfied with a holodeck and your imagination. And her personality is a little on the flat side... anyone looking for an in-depth conversation will have to be satisfied with her usual series of tones and beeps.