Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Olivia Wilde Talks Star Trek and Strong Female Roles

In what seems to be a growing (and welcome) trend in Hollywood, another actress has admitted to her Star Trek fandom. Just two weeks after Mila Kunis talked up Trek to GQ Magazine, Cowboys & Aliens star Olivia Wilde admitted to her love of Star Trek during a recent interview.

“I grew up as a Trekkie, which is really funny. I think in Star Trek, there were always great female roles, but there’s no reason the captain shouldn’t be a woman” Wilde said.

She went on to say “I think we could do Captain Kirk as a woman.”.

Which raises some eyebrows and begs the question — Has she heard of a little show called Voyager? Regardless, it’s great to see some of Hollywood’s hottest young female stars talk about Star Trek in a positive light.

Wilde went on to talk about her hopes of starring in more Sci-Fi films, her admiration of Alien star Sigourney Weaver and her belief that the public will go see Sci-Fi films with a female star.

Who do you think the next Hollywood Trekkie out of the closet will be?

[Quote Source: io9]

Written By

Founded in 2011. UX, visual designer, and published photographer based in the Boston area. Connoisseur of Star Trek, sci-fi, '80s horror, synthwave sounds, and tacos. You can follow Brian on Twitter @brianwilkins.



  1. Gerard2301

    August 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    She was the best part of Tron Legacy and a beautiful woman. Now to find out she’s a Star Trek fan makes me an even bigger fan of hers. Hoping to go see C&A this weekend.

  2. Peter Langdon

    August 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I would totally love to have her star in a Star Trek fan-made movie or two, but I dunno if she would be willing to volunteer for a not-for-profit thing like that… 

  3. Peter Langdon

    August 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Heck, I’d be happy to write one just to have her star as the Captain 😀

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.




Trending Articles


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1 Episode 7 “The Serene Squall” Review “The Serene Squall” sees Spock and the Enterprise confront an unexpected...


Paul Wesley takes over the iconic role of Captain James T. Kirk Following the release of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds‘ first season finale,...


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1 Episode 10 “A Quality of Mercy” Review After not addressing it for most of the season, Star...


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1 Episode 9 “All Those Who Wander” Review The penultimate episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ first...

AboutContactTip UsTerms of UsePrivacy Notice, the website, the promotion thereof and/or any exhibition of material created by is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.

© 2011–2022