Borg Babes, Drones, and The Collective: Reading Gender and the Body in Star Trek

  title={Borg Babes, Drones, and The Collective: Reading Gender and the Body in Star Trek},
  author={Mia Consalvo},
  journal={Women's Studies in Communication},
  pages={177 - 203}
  • M. Consalvo
  • Published 22 June 2004
  • Sociology, Art
  • Women's Studies in Communication
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