‘Tis the season to discuss some of Star Trek’s most memorable meal scenes, from tense diplomatic negotiations to first time dates with your favorite Cardassian tailor. Andi, Grace and Sarah talk about their favorite food scenes of Trek.
2020 is challenging, but Star Trek has got our back. Grace and Jarrah discuss the best episodes to watch when the world gets to be a little too much and you’re looking for either catharsis or distraction.
Callie joins us to discuss body diversity and inclusivity (or lack thereof) in the Star Trek Universe - specifically focusing on disability, transness, and size - from what we’ve seen and hope to see on screen to behind-the-scenes accounts and examples in fandom.
1 hr 2 min
A new ship, new characters, and more Trek references than you can shake a bat’leth at! Kennedy, Andi, Grace, and Sarah review the first season of Lower Decks and discuss what they hope to see in Season 2. Badgey, put down that kni-
1 hr 2 min
Trekkie and drag performer Jackie Cox joins us to talk about all things Trek. We discuss the franchise’s costume aesthetic, how its storytelling attracts marginalized fans, the history and future of representation in Star Trek, and more.
Nick and Jenny join us for an in-depth look at Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden), from the genesis of the character to directing “Genesis.” We discuss Crusher’s role as the moral center of the crew, her position as a leader and mentor, the care she gives her patients, and the gender politics on both the Enterprise and the Paramount lot. Content note: transphobia.
1 hr 1 min
Donna Cromeans and Toni Marberry join us to talk about their experiences with Star Trek’s famed Open Script Submissions Policy; from story inspiration to a pitch meeting in LA, to seeing their ideas on screen.
1 hr 3 min
Activist and lawyer Adrienne Smith joins us to talk about incarceration in Star Trek, from Dominion prison fight club to Rura Penthe. What are the messages in these scenes and how does the Federation’s own penal system stacks up against its stated ideals?
1 hr 6 min
We’re joined by historian, activist, and Trekkie Blair Imani to discuss the women religious leaders we see throughout Star Trek - from Nuria to Kai Winn to Zani - as well as Trek’s representation of human religion in the 22nd Century and beyond.
1 hr 6 min
The crew takes a deep dive into "Balance of Terror," widely considered one of Star Trek’s best. We discuss themes of duty, bigotry, xenophobia, and war; parallels to WW2 and Cold War stories; the introduction of the Romulans (and Mark Lenard); Uhura taking over at navigation; and much more!