Ishmael

Hm. I haven’t seen this one. I did watch Here Come the Brides, which was inspired in part by this, but it’s not quite as rapey, since the women volunteer to come to find husbands.

On the other hand, they’re sort of economically forced into it, so it’s still somewhat rapey on that level, but then again, you could say that for a lot of marriage across the world. Gee, I’m cheery this morning, aren’t I?

I’ll note that I genuinely enjoyed Barbara Hambly’s Star Trek / Here Come the Brides crossover novel, Ishmael — it’s one of my favorite ST novels.

“Barbara Hambly’s Star Trek novel Ishmael has Spock traveling back to the time and place of Here Come the Brides after discovering a Klingon plot to destroy the Federation by killing Aaron Stempel (spelled “Stemple” in the book) before he could thwart an attempted 19th-century alien invasion of Earth. During most of the story, Spock has lost his memory and is cared for by Stempel, who passes him off as his nephew “Ishmael” and helps him hide his alien origins.

At the end of the story, Captain Kirk discovers that Stempel is one of Spock’s mother’s ancestors, a reference to the fact that Mark Lenard also played Spock’s father Sarek in episodes of the original Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as several of the Star Trek motion pictures.” — Wikipedia

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/seven-brides-for-seven-brothers-an-explainer?fbclid=IwAR3c0gM2G4W2aY2GgJw_sY-VeiFs4GRI8or52Vb7mct_uZamPqdCEktF-zo

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