We look at the myth of uncontrollable male sexuality. Kirk gets split into two, Orion women take over Enterprise, T’Pol and Trip suck face, and we have our first ever guests. 😎 Trekkies Kevin Hebenstreit and Robin Casares dazzle us with their wit and insight. We watched TOS “The Enemy Within” and Enterprise “Bound”.
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He also has a YouTube Channel called Let's Warp Off with The Kevin.
I find your smugness illogical, Mr. Spock.
What we watched:
Grace Lee Whitney, who played Yeoman Janice Rand, was assaulted by an executive on Star Trek. Grace Lee Whitney Interview via StarTrek.com
The Enemy Within episode writer Richard Matheson was a prominent science fiction writer. via Wikipedia
One of our superpowers is an insensitivity to air conditioning.
Their presence on the Enterprise causes the men on the ship to lose control.
Distracted by the Sexy via TV Tropes
Favors for the Sexy via TV Tropes
A feminist reimagining, clearly.
Orion women in the Kelvin Timeline (aka JJ-verse)
Roberto Orci, who wrote Star Trek (2009) said that Uhura's Orion roommate Gaila, who helped Kirk cheat (and made out with him in her underwear), could have escaped humanoid trafficking. "There's an underground railroad and some of the Orion slave girls got out and they were sold to freedom." via Memory Alpha and archived interview.
Slave 4 U
Both episodes feature men out of control of their own sexuality. This is super problematic. Here are some ways this often shows up in media:
via TV Tropes
The sexiest sexless non-couple couple in Trek.
We also discuss how Trip's immunity to the Orion women is part of a trope where true love is a virtue that makes men seduction-proof, separating love (good) from sex (bad). via TV Tropes
Kevin and Ryan really like season four of Enterprise, which was produced by showrunner Manny Coto. via Memory Alpha
We also discussed Sucker Punch via Rotten Tomatoes