"They're like animals. Vicious. Seductive. They say no human male can resist them." Commodore Mendez Star Trek: The Original Series "The Menagerie"
Of the many alien females that Captain Kirk came across, none were more visually striking than the women of Orion. First appearing in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Menagerie," they captivated viewers.
Throughout the original series they were thought to have been slaves, but in the show Star Trek: Enterprise it was revealed that the women actually rule the planet and use the idea of slavery to take control of rivals.
Here are eight Orion women from the television series and movies.
Editor: In case you feel some Dej Vu, this got accidentally published yesterday. I'm reposting it today.
8. Nera (Star Trek: Enterprise)
7. D'Nesh (Star Trek: Enterprise)
6. Vina (Star Trek: The Original Series)
5. Devna (Star Trek:The Animated Series)
4. Navaar (Star Trek: Enterprise)
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3. Maras (Star Trek: Enterprise)
2. Gaila (Star Trek XI 2008)
1. Marta (Star Trek: The Original Series)
Yvonne Craig went on to play Batgirl on the television series Batman.
What do you think of the seductive and powerful Orion women? Do you remember the episodes? Do you feel they are exploitative or empowered?
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