Gender-Swapped Star Trek

The original Star Trek series, forward-thinking in so many ways, was in large measure a product of its time when it came to gender roles. So how do the stories change — or do they — if Captain Kirk is a woman? Director Mindy Klenoff explores that question and guides Jane T. Kirk, Ms. Spock, Dr. McCoy, and the rest of the gender-swapped crew of the Enterprise on a journey to boldly go where no woman has gone before.

Arisia ’16: Journey to Babel

“Why did you marry him?” “At the time, it seemed the logical thing to do.” At the 2016 Arisia science-fiction convention, the Post-Meridian Radio Players presented Gender-Swapped Star Trek: “Journey to Babel”! The Enterprise finds itself host to a number of bickering diplomats - including Spock's parents. When an alien dignitary is murdered, the prime suspect is Spock's mother! The crew must unravel the mystery as an unidentified vessel attacks.

Arisia ’15: Space Seed

Khaaaaaaaaan! At 2015’s Arisia science-fiction convention, director Mindy Klenoff again presented a gender-swapped interpretation of a classic Star Trek episode. This time she showed us a new perspective on “Space Seed”, the episode that introduced the genetically engineered superman superwoman Khan.

Arisia ’14: The Trouble with Tribbles

No tribble at all! Actress-turned-Director Mindy Klenoff (“The Do-Nothing Detective”) presented a gender-swapped interpretation of the classic Star Trek episode, David Gerrold's “The Trouble with Tribbles” at the 2014 Arisia science-fiction convention. This was the first in a series of performances featuring the adventures of Capt. Jane Kirk, her half-Vulcan science officer Ms. Spock, and the crew of the Enterprise, in which devious saleswoman Cordelia Jones trades in small furry animals and inadvertently throws a cute purring monkey-wrench into a secret plot.


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