Yar and Vasquez Comparison.
Gene Roddenberry held a special screening of Aliens with his staff to show a different sci-fi that was currently being released. The effects of that viewing can be seen in the character of chief security officer Tasha Yar. Even though Yar only appeared in season one of The Next Generation, her presence is felt throughout the series. Her character was strong and impulsive as we would expect the head of security to be.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Lee Hutchison, Richard Marquez, and Amy Nelson are joined with Justin Oser to compare TNG's Tasha Yar with Aliens' Vasquez. The similarities are striking as they both are very strong, confident, and loyal characters. Yet the differences are also notable from their layers of femininity to their degrees of obedience.
Lee will also pass the baton to Justin Oser as he steps down as co-host and invites Justin to a weekly cup of tea.
Lee’s Exit (00:02:34)
Aliens Love (00:10:45)
LT. Hernandez (00:17:00)
Vasquez compared to Yar (00:18:35)
Code of Honor (00:22:46)
Yar’s back story (00:24:44)
Whose ending was better? (00:29:00)
Star Trek Overload (00:34:05)
Music of Aliens (00:37:00)
Pink Blood (00:41:03)
Milk for Blood (00:43:00)
Richard Marquez, Lee Hutchison, Amy Nelson
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Lee Hutchison (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)