Orion Slave Girls

Story: Bound
Written By: Manny Coto
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Year: 2005

“Bound” does admittedly have a bit of the feel of TOS. Unfortunately it’s like the worst aspects of the original series. It has a dumb plot, tons of sexism, and uses green women as sex objects. Essentially Archer is given a gift of three Orion Slave Girls, and they begin to bring havoc among the male ranks of the ship. It is ridiculous, and not as funny and charming as it likes to think it is.
It does, however, reveal an interesting factor of how Orion society works…the women are not really the slaves, the men are. The women pose as slaves, which they use to their advantage. It is a pretty interesting notion, and I actually like it…too bad everything leading up to that reveal is hard to watch.

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