profile of her early career paints her as a pretty dynamic individual. She has a career in bio-research, but joins Starfleet and ventures into the unknown in the hope of finding her lost fiancé.
If she were a man, this would be painted as a heroic rescue mission rather than a lovelorn woman giving up her career for a man. It’s a pretty strong decision, to leave the career you have chosen and take a completely new one so that you can mount your own one-person rescue mission! Not only that, but once aboard a ship she becomes its Head Nurse – not some lowly character who lurks in supply rooms weeping over pictures of Roger Korby, but someone at the top of her field on the best Starship in the fleet.
She is a person who reaches after what is normally unobtainable, so it’s not surprising that she falls in love with the most unobtainable man on the ship. But since she achieves her goals – finds Korby, reaches the top of her field on the Enterprise, leaves and finally achieves her medical degree – it’s not unreasonable to think that Spock might be conquered too.
Everyone has they own view on Christine Chapel. I see her as a humorous, independent woman with perhaps not quite enough self-belief but a great ability to get things done. I imagine her growing up somewhere in New England in a well-educated and well-off family, perhaps with parents who were a little too pressurising. I think there’s a lot more to her than is seen at first glance in her small appearances throughout TOS and the movies.
What’s your view on Christine Chapel?Apologies for being such a bad group leader! I have been caught up with real life, and hoped to be more active during the summer, but real life is still plaguing me