Wednesday, August 5, 2009


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  1. Nice picture. :) Although as I seem to recall, pirates (and other seamen) wouldn't let a woman in their midst. It was believed to be bad luck when you have a woman on board. Seamen were notoriously superstitious bunch. :)

    But thanks to imagination of modern artists, cartoonists, animators, writers and movie makers, nowadays we have women everywhere. Warrior women, pirate women, women explorers, women cat-burglars, women guardian angels...
    I must say, I like this kind of "emancipation". I maybe in it mostly for pretty faces and bodies, but sometimes there is a generally good story behind hot-looking main protagonist.

    And I think SF shift of this pirate story could work. I seem to remember two SF versions of ever popular "The Treasure Island". One was animated and one was regular movie (or TV series, I can't remember exactly).
    I'm only sceptical about actual realisation of this idea. Classic, space-faring science fiction movies are a rare breed indeed. Producer may yet drop the whole idea.

  2. I believe the same remains true with those on submarines as well, they feel women are bad luck and doom whatever mission they are on. I also agree that it could work and I remember a television show like you are describing. Now it is really going to bother me because I can not remember the name. I think it was on SciFi if I am not mistaken.

  3. well, I can't say I don't agree with those seamen (what a funny, ambiguous word)and submariners :) They'd all want the girl, and then they'd kill each other over her, and it's not like you need a clash of the whole crew in such and isolated place surrounded by water from all sides.
    That's why they are usually reluctant to put women in spacecrafts as well, because they already had problems with that before in Russian and American shuttles and space stations.

  4. Not trying to be a jerk or anything, but there WERE females on ships. Pirate ships, but ships nonetheless. Anne Bonny and Mary Read were the most famous female pirates in the 1700s. For a more extensive list, please see

  5. Hey, John, welcome to HOLLYWOOD SPY :)

    We were speaking just generally about women and pirates, but as always it is true that there are exceptions in that area as well. Thanks for the Wikipedia link, it's very interesting and educational ;)

    I have to say that I'd made quite an extensive research on pirates and buccaneers while translating Jane Johnson's novel CROSSED BONES for Serbian readers. It's a very interesting subject for talk, reading and for movies.

  6. PS take a look what exactly happens with women on board :))))