The Orion Slave Girls From Star Trek: Enterprise

by on January 31, 2010

in Entertainment

Admittedly, aside from the idea that I enjoyed the prequel to Star Trek, called Star Trek: Enterprise, I was not able to catch all the episodes of the show when they first aired. Heck, I missed a chunk of a whole season to boot!

But thanks to the Syfy Channel who have been airing the old episodes, I’m starting to catch up.

Orion Slave girls from 'Star Trek Enterprise'

One episode in particular that caught my eye of late was titled “Bound”, where the Enterprise takes on 3 Orion slave Girls for a trip to pheromone hell and back for the crew. I found the premise of the “slave girls” not really being slaves, but being truly in charge a nice twist on the mythos of the male distracting species and the girls they cast for the episode seemed, well-cast shall I say!

Cyia Batten, Crystal Allen and Menina Fortunato were skillfully cast by some lucky bast… sorry, were skillfully cast for these iconic roles.

Let’s check out what they’ve done since then. Shall we?

Cyia Batten (Orion Slave Girl Navaar)

Cyia has been in a few Star Trek franchise episodes, as seen here from this snap shot from Memory Alpha’s Wiki on Star Trek:

She’s is a classically trained dancer and was one of the originals in The Pussycat Dolls.

Cyia has had a lot of 1-up appearances in various television series. Since her slave girl appearance, she’s been in Nip/Tuck, Swingtown, Crossing Jordan, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip & CSI: Miami.

Her movie projects include

  • 2006’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning as Alex,
  • 2007’s Charlie Wilson’s War as Stacey
  • 2008’s Killer Movie as Lee Tyson.

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Menina Fortunato (Orion Slave Girl Maras)

Menina is known as an actress, choreographer, dancer and model. She’s been in a ton of photographic scenarios and has a few entertainment projects under her belt.

She hails from (Born that is) Revelstoke, British Columbia. Her longest running television stint is several episodes from MADtv, was an uncredited dancer in Spectacular and was the principal dancer with ‘Pitbull’ at the 2009 Alma Awards.

She’s been in Poseidon, Holla, Kickin It Old Skool and Crank: High Voltage. She also has an uncredited part in the upcoming Joss Whedon project, The Cabin in the Woods.

She has 2 Associate Producer credits to her name with the TV movie Divas of Novella and the presently filming movie project, C.L.A.S.S..

She has a website that is more a pictorial resume but here ya have it! http://www.menina.ca/.

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Crystal Allen (Orion Slave Girl D’Nesh)

Crystal was born in San Francisco and has a long running career in commercials like for Tic Tac and Nissan.

She’s played 1-up roles in television series such as NCIS, The Sopranos, Desperate Housewives & Prison Break. She’s also been in a few TV movies such as Divas of Novella, Anaconda III and Anaconda: Trail of Blood. Her latest project that is reported to be in post-production is Hanna’s Gold.

And she’s the busiest of the three girls, still getting roles today in various TV and movie projects.

She has her own portfolio website at http://www.crystalallen.com/.

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Don’t ask me to vote for which one is the hottest. Each one has different aspects or qualities that outrank the others, so I’m staying mum on which would get my vote!

Now you know!

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Tim Miller February 1, 2010 at 8:23 am

The use of Orion slave girls has always been a nice homage to “The Menagerie” and “The Cage” (1966) from the original Star Trek. Of course Susan Oliver’s slave girl was an illusion.

I’ve always been partial to Yvonne Craig’s Marta from “Whom Gods Destroy” (1969)
But I guess I’m just showing my age. Yeah, I saw them when they originally aired.

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