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The One When ‘Star Trek’ Used Technology to Excuse a Horrifyingly Sexist Planet

Reflections on ‘Spock’s Brain,’ the worst episode in the series

A still from “Spock’s Brain,” an episode of Star Trek. The image contains a woman wearing a futuristic helmet.
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WWhile its legions of fans will surely disagree, I think when most laymen consider the hallmarks of the original Star Trek TV series, they imagine charmingly goofy science…




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Rob Bricken

Rob Bricken

The former editor of, Rob Bricken has been a professional nerd since 2001. He also often cries at children's cartoons.

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