Space. The final frontier. This is a list of some of the sexiest women you will find in this unlikely place, including some women who have become legendary and a few fresh faces. From the original Star Trek series to the new Star Trek movie, here are some of the women that make drifting about in space seem very tempting:
Nichelle Nichols – Nichelle Nichols is the first of the many women of the Star Trek franchise that most think of. She was not only one of the sexiest women on television during the time the original show was on air, but she was breaking barriers and many a geek’s heart in that retro Star Trek outfit. She took part in the first on-screen kiss between a black woman and white man on television with costar William Shatner, and went on to become one of the biggest female sci-fi icons ever as Nyota Uhura. Nichelle Nichols really has one of the sexiest faces I’ve ever seen, but she also has one of the best personalities.
Marina Sertis – With ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ being the only series I watched on a pretty regular basis, I was completely enamored with Counselor Deanna Troi, the half-human, half Betazoid with telepathic powers. Her unique look with big expressive, dark eyes and her serious, cool-headed, kind, and intelligent personality make her one of the sexiest sci-fi sirens to ever grace the small screen, and definitely one of the most intriguing. Plus the girl loves her chocolate but still looks great in spandex, and you’ve got to respect that.
Majel Barrett – She started out as the sexiest blonde on the Enterprise in the first Star Trek TV series and went on to have a role in more Star Trek movies and TV series than anyone else. Majel Barrett was first a pretty nurse with a Marilyn Monroe-esque hairdo in the original series, later lent her voice to the animated series of the 70’s, and then starred in ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ and ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’. Her voice then became that of the Enterprise computer in video games, Star Trek movies, and all of the subsequent Star Trek TV series, and was even used for the Starfleet Computer in the new Star Trek movie. So even though this incredible queen of sci-fi is gone, her voice will probably continue to live on through the Star Trek franchise.
Zoe Saldana – It must have been very difficult for Zoe Saldana to portray the same character as Nichelle Nichols in the new Star Trek movie, but the sexy actress really holds her own and further develops the character of Uhura, even starting a surprising relationship with formerly seemingly-asexual Spock! But the sexual tension between Captain Kirk and Uhura continues to be strong in the film, with him vying for her attention. And with a beautiful actress like Zoe Saldana squeezing into that iconic onesy, who can blame him?
Jeri Ryan – She may have played Seven of Nine on ‘Star Trek: Voyager’, but most fans of the show would agree that Jeri Ryan is definitely a ten. The busty blonde Borg is probably the sexiest woman to ever wear a Star Trek suit. Her character struggles with trying to live with the very human concept of individuality after being assimilated by the Borg at a young age and basically living the life of a worker ant, but beauty Jeri Ryan is definitely one-of-a-kind.
Jolene Blalock – She portrayed adorable Sub-Commander T’Pol in the Star Trek ‘Enterprise’ TV series as the sexiest woman with pointed ears and a pixie cut you’ll ever see. Sure Jolene Blalock is at her sexiest without the Star Trek getup, but she makes a very cute Vulcan. With looks like hers, it hard to believe that her fellow shipmates didn’t always trust her, but it’s nice to see the softer side of the very analytical Vulcan.
Kirstie Alley – Surprised? Well, before Kirstie Alley was known for her weight, she was making a name for herself in ‘Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan’. It was the first role for the young actress, who played Vulcan Lieutenant Saavik in the movie. Like the next actress on this list, she would later go on to star alongside Ted Danson (Terry Ferrell starred in ‘Becker’), and become one of the names that everybody knows from one of TV’s most beloved shows.
Terry Ferrell – The resemblance between Terry Ferrell and Lara Flynn Boyle is uncanny, but this bride of favorite Star Trek Klingon character Worf was in a whole different universe than the tooth-pick thin actress. Her piercing blue eyes detracted from the easy makeup job of a few extra-large freckles on her face, which lets us know that she’s not human. In fact, she’s a species known as a Trill that is sharing her body with a very wise creature that has formed a symbiotic relationship with her. She’s an alluring and complex character (she has to share her mind with a creature that has the memories of its seven previous hosts, after all), and Terry Ferrell was the perfect choice to portray this very generous alien; she is almost too perfect to be human, after all.
Yvonne Craig – Too bad there aren’t more Orion women on Earth. Yvonne Craig is best-known as Batgirl, but she also played a very sexy (and very green) alien on the first Star Trek series. It’s just too bad fans didn’t get to see more of her seductive character in the series.
Rachel Nichols – Rachel Nichols is the modernized version of the Orion woman in the new Star Trek film. She shares the same seductive quality that the Orion slave girls and entertainers did in the old Star Trek series, and she tries her best moves out on Captain Kirk in the new film. But while she’s sexy in green as Uhura’s roommate Gaila, sci-fi lovers can get prepared to see Rachel Nichols as a red-hot redhead in another film that’s sure to be a hit, ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra’.
So while Star Trek fans may continue to argue over what series or film is best, they should at least all agree on one thing: the women of all of these final frontiers make everything in the Star Trek franchise worth watching.