To Boldly Go Where Few Women Have Gone Before

In Surf City there were 10 girls to every guy. In Star Trek, the ratio is the reverse, as Jen Weiner points out in this affectionate rant wondering where the girls are in J.J. Abrams' "reboot" of the franchise. While I greatly enjoyed the movie featuring Zoe Saldana as Uhura, I likewise wondered why there weren't more women in the 23rd century. Hey, J.J., movie history is rich with women in space. Think Sigourney Weaver in the Aliens series, Jodie Foster in Contact, Anne Francis in Forbidden Planet, Connie Nielsen in Mission to Mars, and of course, Zsa Zsa Gabor in The Queen of Outer Space. Should we send Sigourney to Abrams' office to raise consciousness and Cain? Your thoughts? Fave femme in space?

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