Episode 6: Oh Captain, My Captain (Kirk)

Women at Warp welcomes our very first guest, Kayla Iacovino of TrekMovie.com, to discuss the original intergalactic ladies’ man, Captain Kirk, and his one-shot love interests. Edith Keeler, Rayna, Miramanee, Marlena Moreau, Janice Lester and JJ-verse Carol Marcus all get the Women at Warp treatment in this episode.

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Hosts: Andi, Grace, Jarrah

Guest: Kayla Iacovino – @kaylai

Editor: Jarrah

Transcription: Jarrah

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Notes and References:

  • “Indian” Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction: First Nations Voices Speak Out by Sierra S. Adare, University of Texas Press (2005).
  • Kayla shouted out the fan series Star Trek Continues, Episode 3, “Fairest of Them All,” which features Marlena Moreau in continuing adventures in the Mirror Universe.
  • Correction: When citing a source that only 1/3 of the original Enterprise crew was meant to be women, Jarrah refers to the 1968 book The Making of Star Trek by Stephen E. Whitfield and Gene Roddenberry, except she incorrectly said it was by Simon Whitfield and Gene Roddenberry. Stephen Whitfield was the Star Trek toy manufacturer who co-wrote the reference book with Roddenberry. Simon Whitfield is a Canadian Olympic triathlete whom Jarrah had a mild crush on in high school.
  • Theme music used: Original Series theme (disco version) by Nichelle Nichols

And enjoy this clip of the kiss we discuss from “Plato’s Stepchildren” between Kirk and Uhura:

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