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Rule 5 Monday: Lt. Commander Rand, RIP

Posted on | May 4, 2015 | 33 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

The weekend got eaten by Game of Thrones, visiting with friends, and suchlike distractions, but here we are, finally, with another week of links celebrating attractive women. This week we note the passing of Grace Lee Whitney, who played the rather toothsome Yeoman Janice Rand on the original Star Trek series*, with a pic of her in that role.

A rare shot of Yeoman Rand with her hair down

As usual, many of the following links are to pics of women wearing few or no clothes, and depending on where you work, these may be considered NSFW. The management is not responsible for your inability to exercise discretion; if swelling persists for over four hours, close your browser, put your pants on, and go outside.

Goodstuff leads off this week by getting fidgety with Gidget, played by the young Sally Field back in the day. Ninety Miles from Tyranny follows with Hot Pick of the Late Night, Morning Mistress, and Girls with Guns; First Street Journal also has Women with Weapons.

EBL’s herd of heifers this week includes “Food Babe” Vani Hari, Jayne Meadows, Brooke Baldwin, Beach Body Ready, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Women Eating Oysters, and Kathryn Grayson.

A View from the Beach checks in with Diora “Double D” BairdWombat’s Friday FeedWe’re No Better Than Neandertal Man (has cavegirl content), You Want Me to What?Gitcher Motor RunningAir France Abides By Rule 5Sexism in ScienceBig Breasted Bimbo Blames Baltimore on VeteransSome Red Meat For the CrowdA $#!**y StoryHannah and Her Horse and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

At Soylent Siberia, it’s your morning coffee creamer, an evening awesome appetizer, Monday Motivationer’s Let’s Make A Deal, Afternooner Garden Nom Nom Nom Gnome, Tuesday Titillation Fascination, Overnighty Window Dressing, Humpday Hawtness Because Leanna, Overnighty Going Blind Blonde, Foamy Fursday Classic Dorothy Stratten, Film At 11 I Hope, Fursday Evening Awesome Peekaboo Fur, Corset Crumpets, T-GIF Friday Acid Flashback, Overnighty Reflections On Tonsured T**t, Weekender Hoi Sin, and Bath Night Soapy Sushi.

Proof Positive’s Friday Night Babe is Sophia Bush, his vintage babe is Mary Murphy, and Sex in Advertising is covered by Brazilians And Brazilians Served! At Dustbury, it’s L’Wren Scott and Trisha Krisnan; at Loose Endz, it’s the Friday Night Nudes, while at Three Beers Later, it’s the Super Goggles and “That’s How They Do It In Dixie!”

*I am well aware that she ascended to higher rank over the course of several movies and Star Trek: Voyager. As Stephen den Beste used to say, Don’t Write Letters.

Thanks to everyone for their linkagery! Deadline to submit links to the Rule 5 Wombat mailbox is midnight on Saturday, May 9.

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33 Responses to “Rule 5 Monday: Lt. Commander Rand, RIP”

  1. RKae
    May 4th, 2015 @ 10:04 pm

    For any boys from the ’60s, here’s my list:

    1.) Barbara Eden

    2.) Yvonne Craig

    3.) Julie Newmar

    4.) Nichelle Nichols (in the “Mirror, Mirror” uniform, please!)

    5.) Grace Lee Whitney

    Flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest, Yeoman Rand.

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  5. Steve Skubinna
    May 5th, 2015 @ 1:17 am

    Dawn Wells.

    Jeez. What is wrong with you?

  6. richard mcenroe
    May 5th, 2015 @ 1:51 am

    Elizabeth Montgomery.

  7. richard mcenroe
    May 5th, 2015 @ 1:51 am

    “The Body” from “Love American Style”

  8. Wombat_socho
    May 5th, 2015 @ 3:36 am

    Diana Rigg.

  9. Steve Skubinna
    May 5th, 2015 @ 7:22 am

    Honor Blackman.

  10. Animal
    May 5th, 2015 @ 8:29 am

    We didn’t get our links in to you in time, but thanks for the totty compendium regardless!

  11. RKae
    May 5th, 2015 @ 11:05 am

    Curses! How could I forget?

  12. RKae
    May 5th, 2015 @ 11:06 am

    Seems a little too obvious, but I always went for Tina Louise instead.

  13. RKae
    May 5th, 2015 @ 11:09 am

    Actually, if you all wanna see THE most beautiful woman ever on ’60s TV, take a gander at Nancy Kovack.

    She was Darren’s former flame on the pilot of “Bewitched,” and did an “Alfred Hitchcock Hour” with Frank Gorshin and Marin Landau:

  14. RKae
    May 5th, 2015 @ 11:10 am

    You may also remember her from “Star Trek” (“A Private Little War.”)

  15. Quartermaster
    May 5th, 2015 @ 11:42 am

    Both were quite easy on the eyes.

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  17. Proof
    May 5th, 2015 @ 12:57 pm

    “the rather toothsome Yeoman Janice Rand” Funny! I never noticed her teeth!

  18. Proof
    May 5th, 2015 @ 1:02 pm

    I’d buy that for a quatloo!

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  20. Zohydro
    May 5th, 2015 @ 5:24 pm

    What’s up with Rigg’s right cheek bone? It’s much more prominent then the left… I can’t be the only one to see this! It’s almost hideous…

  21. Matthew T. Mason
    May 5th, 2015 @ 6:04 pm

    I actually met Grace at a Trek con in Houston 20 years ago. Very kind, sweet and honest.

    A few days before the con, the program A Current Affair ran a hit piece on Shatner in which she was featured. During Q&A I asked her if she had known the intent of the program when she was interviewed.

    She first stated she was glad I asked that question. Then she said no, if she knew she would not have consented to an interview, and then she related a story on how kind Shatner was to her.

    Because I did some BTS work at the con, I was invited to share dinner with the convention committee and Grace. There was a buffet and here I was, actually standing next to her, talking about her appearance in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.

    She will be missed.

  22. Wombat_socho
    May 5th, 2015 @ 8:10 pm


  23. Wombat_socho
    May 5th, 2015 @ 8:11 pm

    You’re welcome!

  24. Wombat_socho
    May 5th, 2015 @ 8:12 pm

    I was actually impressed by most of the obituaries I saw, which (as she’d asked) stressed how much work she’d done with people trying to recover from addiction as opposed to her Star Trek career.

  25. Wombat_socho
    May 5th, 2015 @ 8:13 pm

    I can’t reasonably reply to that while remaining family-friendly…

  26. Zohydro
    May 5th, 2015 @ 10:07 pm

    Blimey! It’s still there… It’s almost as if she’s got a spare eyeball hidden in her cheek!

  27. Steve Skubinna
    May 6th, 2015 @ 1:53 am

    Wow, you are an outlier… I don’t think I’ve known anyone who would pick Ginger over Mary Anne. High maintenance vs. somebody who could whip up a cocoanut cream pie?

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