Terrific Trek Links 3

Here’s one part that really resonated with me:

Perhaps the greatest complaint about the Bechdel Test, though, is the notion that it ends conversations instead of starting them. You just check the boxes and mark a movie “pass” or “fail.” But that one is definitely not true — the Bechdel Test is often a part, or the beginning, of a larger and more complicated conversation about female representation in movies.

That’s something I’ve seen proven true time and again going through testing Star Trek: in spite of or maybe even because of the test’s limitations, it’s started a new and furthered existing discussions on women’s roles in Trek and the responsibility of those behind the scenes to improve things.

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