List: Star Trek’s Women Writers

I have my first article up at Trek Radio, where I list all the live-action Trek episodes that credit women writers.

From the intro:

“I wanted to take a look back at the women working behind the scenes of the five live-action Star Trek series, starting with the writers. I wanted to celebrate all the women from D.C. Fontana on, who broke barriers and made their mark on the franchise.

It’s hard to narrow down what to highlight. D.C. Fontana’s “The Enterprise Incident” and Jean Lisette Aroeste’s “Is There In Truth No Beauty?” brought us some of the most interesting, complex, empowered women guest characters in the entire Original Series.

Melinda M. Snodgrass’ script for “The Measure of a Man” was the first TNG script ever accepted on spec and it has stood the test of time, widely recognized as one of the top 10 episodes of TNG.

“Message in a Bottle,” teleplay by Lisa Klink, strikes an impressive balance between being exciting and humorous, all the while doing the work of character-building for Seven of Nine, Torres and The Doctor.

But there’s so much more.

I created the list below as a resource for other people who want to find Trek episodes that credit women writers. I chose to include women who received credit for writing, teleplay, or story, due to the difficulty making judgments about who had what significant impact over a particular script.”

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