Day 233 – Doctor Katherine Pulaski – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series

Doctor Katherine Pulaski – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series
Doctor Katherine Pulaski – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series 10/25

Look, I prefer Doctor Crusher but you know what, I don’t hate Dr Pulaski.  She was gruff and mean to Data sure but I liked the different vibe she brought to the show.

In fairness to the character she was also very clearly not just a Crusher replacement, she was very different.

I still don’t 100% understand why Crusher was dropped for a season apart from something dodgy going on behind the scenes but ultimately I’m glad she came back.  But that wasn’t Pulaski’s fault and I still liked the character, a shame she never got to come back even for a cameo.

This is part of my Women of Star Trek sketch card set. It’s a set of 25 cards featuring the leading ladies of Trek from across the series.  The set is available for pre-order now and the original cards are on sale as below. 

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Day 232 – Doctor Beverly Crusher – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series

Doctor Beverly Crusher – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series
Doctor Beverly Crusher – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series 9/25

The most anticipated character card that I’ve ever done.

And I thought Janeway fans were devoted.

I’m actually pretty excited to be meeting Gates McFadden next month, I haven’t met any of the TNG cast before so this will be a real treat.

I’ve grown out my Nemesis Riker beard and the hair should be at an appropriate length by next month with my Starfleet uniform circa Nemesis on it’s way I can’t wait to get my photo taken with Doctor Crusher herself!

This is part of my Women of Star Trek sketch card set. It’s a set of 25 cards featuring the leading ladies of Trek from across the series.  The set is available for pre-order now and the original cards are on sale as below. 

Original Star Trek 365 illustrations are available to purchase and are posted at 8:00 am Brisbane QLD Australia time.

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Day 231 – Counselor Deanna Troi – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series

Day 231 - Counselor Deanna Troi
Counselor Deanna Troi – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series 8/25

I think my favourite episode featuring Deanna Troi is the episode where she finds out that Dr Crusher does command shifts on the bridge and decides that she’d like to take on that responsibility as well.

I just thought it was a real character growth episode and I felt it just added more depth to her as a character.

This is part of my Women of Star Trek sketch card set. It’s a set of 25 cards featuring the leading ladies of Trek from across the series.  The set is available for pre-order now and the original cards are on sale as below. 

Original Star Trek 365 illustrations are available to purchase and are posted at 8:00 am Brisbane QLD Australia time.

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Day 230 – Lieutenant Natasha Yar – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series

Lieutenant Natasha Yar – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series 7/25

Tasha Yar, who knows what Star Trek TNG would have been if she had stayed on the show.  I think they would have struggled with Worf’s character trying to find him purpose and I wonder if they would have transferred Geordi or kept him on the bridge if they hadn’t needed to shuffle things around for season 2.

I also think poor Denise Crosby suffered greatly in the first season with some terrible dialogue to deliver. Plus I think season one suffers greatly at the hands of casual misogyny.  We picked up on that continuously in the Star Trek First Watch podcast as we explored season one.  The head of security was constantly left out of important briefings with Geordi, Data and Worf attending despite being about security matters.

I think this is a character that just never got a fair go.

This is part of my Women of Star Trek sketch card set. It’s a set of 25 cards featuring the leading ladies of Trek from across the series.  The set is available for pre-order now and the original cards are on sale as below. 

Original Star Trek 365 illustrations are available to purchase and are posted at 8:00 am Brisbane QLD Australia time.

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Day 229 – Lieutenant M’Ress – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series

Day 229 – Lieutenant M'Ress – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series
Lieutenant M’Ress – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series 6/25

I almost forgot to include our favourite Caitian and overlook The Animated Series which I wouldn’t have been happy about at all.

I’d love to see M’Ress represented in the Kelvin timeline films, even if she was simply in the background and now with Chekov’s absence on the bridge it would also be a perfect time to include Arex as well.

I think the sketch card set is going really well and we’ve already had almost half of the preorders locked in which is exciting as I explore printing options.

This is part of my Women of Star Trek sketch card set. It’s a set of 25 cards featuring the leading ladies of Trek from across the series.  The set is available for pre-order now and the original cards are on sale as below. 

Original Star Trek 365 illustrations are available to purchase and are posted at 8:00 am Brisbane QLD Australia time.

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Day 228 – Nurse Christine Chapel – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series

Day 228 – Nurse Christine Chapel – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series
Nurse Christine Chapel – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series 5/25

It’s fitting that Majel Barrett-Roddenberry will appear multiple times in this list and my favourite role of hers is that of Christine Chapel.

Like Rand I appreciated her continued presence throughout the movies though I think that she could have featured more heavily, especially in Star Trek III The Search for Spock.

A wonderful character.

This is part of my Women of Star Trek sketch card set. It’s a set of 25 cards featuring the leading ladies of Trek from across the series.  The set is available for pre-order now and the original cards are on sale as below. 

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Day 227 – Yeoman Janice Rand – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series

Yeoman Janice Rand – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series 4/25

Oh Janice Rand, in the series for only a very short while when compared to her impact on the show.  She has delivered or been part of some of my favourite scenes in Star Trek.

The shot of her shaking her head as she watches the Enterprise limp home in Star Trek III The Search For Spock is probably the stand out for me but having her a continuing presence throughout the films was a real joy.

If only she could have carried on in the original run.

I’m not going to comment on the reasons for her leaving as that narrative doesn’t define the simple awesomeness of Rand.

This is part of my Women of Star Trek sketch card set. It’s a set of 25 cards featuring the leading ladies of Trek from across the series.  The set is available for pre-order now and the original cards are on sale as below. 

Original Star Trek 365 illustrations are available to purchase and are posted at 8:00 am Brisbane QLD Australia time.

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Day 226 – Lieutenant Nyota Uhura – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series

Day 226 – Lieutenant Nyota Uhura – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series
Lieutenant Nyota Uhura – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series 3/25

I know that Majel Barrett-Roddenberry is the first lady of Star Trek but I have to hail Uhura / Nichelle Nichols as the Queen.

An inspiration for African Americans and women in general she is an important figure in cultural history.  Plus Nichols is an amazing ambassador for the franchise and the ideals that it’s formed around. 

This is part of my Women of Star Trek sketch card set. It’s a set of 25 cards featuring the leading ladies of Trek from across the series.

Original Star Trek 365 illustrations are available to purchase and are posted at 8:00 am Brisbane QLD Australia time.

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Day 225 – Yeoman J.M. Colt – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series

Yeoman J.M. Colt
Yeoman J.M. Colt – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series 2/25

I don’t know why but I love drawing Yeoman Colt, I guess I just really dig her look.  I’m not sure she gets as much love out in the fandom as Number One does which for me is a shame because she’s the prototype for our Janice.

This is part of my Women of Star Trek sketch card set.  It’s a set of 25 cards featuring the leading ladies of Trek from across the series.

Original Star Trek 365 illustrations are available to purchase and are posted at 8:00 am Brisbane QLD Australia time.

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Day 224 – Number One – Women of Star Trek Sketch Card series

Day 224 - Number One - Woman of Star Trek Sketch Card series
Women of Star Trek Sketch Card Series – 1/25 Number One

So with my scanner having shuffled off this mortal coil I have had to shift things around and start my Women of Star Trek card series using markers.  It’s a set of 25 cards featuring the leading ladies of Trek from across the series.

Kicking off this set is, of course, the most logical woman to start with, the enigmatic Number One from the original Star Trek pilot The Cage.

I really love The Cage, it’s, dare I say it, the superior pilot despite not having our normal cast of characters.  I would have been fascinated to see where this would have gone.

I also should note that whilst I’m skeptical and cynical about Pike and crew being in Discovery season 2 I do think they have nailed the casting of Number One and I appreciate the acknowledgement of her importance.

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