Mini Skirt Monday #152: Star Trek Minis

Please consider this a companion post to the much heralded "Babes of Star Trek" posts one and two.  I'll try to not have any image repeats, but it'll be the same gals and similar information.  Despite the redundancy, this post simply had to be made.  The original Star Trek is the crown jewel in the world of miniskirts.  It says: in the future, when we are more advanced and enlightened, women will wear short dresses.  Gene Roddenberry is the Patron Saint of miniskirts, and this post is a tribute to his grand contribution to the mini.  We can only hope that his vision of the future will be so leggy.


Yeoman Janice Rand, played by Grace Lee Whitney.

Marianna Hill as Lt. Helen Noel. Marianna, cousin of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry as Nurse Chapel.  In this episode ("What Are Little Girls Made Of?", Season 1, Episode 7), viewers are treated to a wonderfully long look at a variety of camera angles.  The scene where Chapel and Kirk wander through the network of cave tunnels could very well be considered an homage to the mini.  I would be remiss to not chronicle it here.

Barbara Anderson as Lenore Karidian in Episode 13. Kirk is smitten.

Yeoman Rand gives Karidian a "look".

Phyllis Douglas as Yoeman Mears in Episode 16 "The Galileo Seven".  She spends the entire episode in that chair.

Emily Banks as Yeoman Tonia Barrows in "Shore Leave" (Season 1, Episode 15).

Elinor Donahue of Father Knows Best  in "Metamorphosis" (Season 2, Episode 9).  She also played Chris Elliot's mom on Get a Life.  

Venita Wolf as Yeoman Teresa Ross in Episode 17 "The Squire of Gothos". 

Madlyn Rhue as Lt. Marla McGivers in the infamous Khan episode ("Space Seed" Episode 22 Season 1). 

And here's some more "incidental minis" for good measure....

I have absolutely no idea who this gal is; she simply steels a scene in the Enterprise break room and is never seen again.

And I'll end with the one and only Uhura., Queen of the Mini.



  1. Thanks for the post. This is, as usual, a great look at the mini.
    Note how the girls on this show are actually shapped like women, with curves and nice shapley legs and everything, not the stick figures that are considered the standard today in young women.
    You should check out "Trials and Tribble-ations" from Deep Space Nine, where the crew travels back in time to the Trek of Kirk and Spock and mini-skirts. The otherwise good looking Terry Ferrel wears a mini-skirt and, my lord, what a beanpole she is, compared to the lovely ladies of the late sixties!

  2. Once again the Lord Of The Mini have smiled upon us once again.

  3. Of all the "Girls of Star Trek" I think Emily Banks of "Shore Leave" has always been my favorite. I was 15 when this episode first aired and I was smitten immediately.

  4. Ooo, Barbara Anderson was hot on Ironside and lots of great outfits, probably many minis.

    Elinor Donahue was also Ellie Walker on The Andy Griffith Show.

    1. I always think of Ellie first when I hear the name Elinor Donahue. Watched her on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, too.

  5. When women crewmembers were issued phasers, where did they carry them?

    Better not ask....

    1. On a black belt around their waist.

  6. AnonymousMay 09, 2013

    I read Nichelle Nichols's autobiography book. She said that the miniskirts were fashionable then, she felt she looked good in one, and she was happy to wear them. I have to agree she looked good in one!

    For a sequel, maybe you should do "catsuits of Star Trek" covering 7 of 9, etc. You can at the same time do "high-heeled boots of Star Trek" as those seemed to go along with the catsuits (what, Jeri Ryan wasn't tall enough?).

  7. "Smitten" is the right word for this. Thank you for the compilation.

  8. AnonymousMay 10, 2013

    One of my favorite things about those classic Trek episodes so how often we see Nichelle Nichols' panties peeking out from under her skirt. I think I know where my upskirt fetish came from...

    1. Paul DucaMay 10, 2013

      Your mother must be so proud of you...

  9. Best. Post. EVER.