Earl Grey 65: The Fates Decree It / by Darren Moser

Women in TNG.

From the pilot "Encounter at Fairpoint," The Next Generation signaled that it wanted to update the way Star Trek would handle gender roles - it was no longer "where no man had gone before" but "where no one had gone before." The first season featured three female characters - Security Chief Tasha Yar, Counselor Deanna Troi, and Dr. Beverly Crusher. However, two of those three characters did not return in the second season. The full run of TNG and the feature films contain many female characters, both primary cast and guest stars, and created episodes that focused on women, from "The Child" to "The Perfect Mate." @FirstTimeTrek Andi VanderKolk joins Daniel, Darren, and Phillip to discuss the successes and disappointments in how women were portrayed in TNG.

Running Time: 1 Hour 12 Minutes 15 Seconds


Daniel Proulx, Phillip Gilfus, & Darren Moser


Andi VanderKolk

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen


Is TNG Better in It's Portrayal of Women? (00:05:00)
Where No ONE Has Gone Before (00:12:02)
Tasha Yar (00:22:10)
Deanna Troi (00:29:28)
Ro Laren (00:34:10)
Dr. Leah Brahms (00:36:30)
Lal (00:41:00)
Admiral Nechayev (00:46:21)
Mae Jemison (00:50:20)
Kathryn Janeway (00:53:27)
Lwaxana Troi (00:57:58)
Closing (01:02:22)

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