When you think of a Star Trek fan, you probably think of a nerdy guy wearing Spock ears who prefers to spend his time in dark basements rather than out in the sunshine. While that stereotype is accurate to some extent, there are plenty of women who enjoy Star Trek, and there are plenty of women who have been a part of the Star Trek universe form the very beginning.
Women made this franchise successful, multi-dimensional, and pretty to look at. Keep reading to learn more about some of the most iconic female Star Trek characters.
Kirstie Alley as Saavik
You probably recognize this familiar face. Did you know that Kirstie Alley was in Star Trek? Alley made her debut as Saavik in the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Alley’s character was a Vulcan, and like all Vulcans in the series, she lacked human emotion.
Kristie Alley’s performance in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan led audiences to see her as a fierce, strong woman. She got her role on Cheers because of how well received her Star Trek character was.