Prisoners of Gravity

Season 5 Episode 22

Sexism & Feminism

Aired Monday 7:30 PM Apr 06, 1994 on TVO

Episode Recap

This week, Commander Rick looks at the issue of how female characters are portrayed in Science Fiction and comic books. This area has long been criticized by many, but a growing number of creators are trying to change the situation. Commander Rick discusses this with guests: Trina Robbins (A Century Of Women Cartoonists), Colleen Doran (writer/artist: A Distant Soil), Jill Thompson (artist: Black Orchid), Andre Norton (Ordeal In Otherwhere), Lisa Tuttle ("Husbands"), Martha Soukup ("The Story So Far"), Pat Murphy (The Falling Woman), Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Better In The Dark), David Brin (Glory Season), Samuel R. Delany (Triton) and Suzy McKee Charnas (Walk To The End Of The World). Plus Rick gets the scoop on the Barbie Liberation Organization.