Discovery Recap: Battle at the Binary Stars (Episode 2)

“Why are we fighting? We’re Starfleet. We’re explorers, not soldiers.” -Ensign Connor ‘Battle at the Binary Stars’ picks up right where ‘The Vulcan Hello’ left off, with the Klingons surrounding a very lonely looking USS Shenzhou, while the crew is…

Discovery Recap: The Vulcan Hello (Episode 1)

“Battle is not a simulation. It’s blood, and screams, and funerals.” -Captain Phillipa Georgiou After spending a not insignificant amount of my Sunday night refreshing CBS All Access repeatedly while rocking in my seat and making impatient wailing noises, I’m…

Episode 68: “Unlikable” Women of Trek

Kenna from Priority One joins us to talk about the women many Trek fans see as “unlikable,” from Pulaski to Keiko to T’Pol. How is the idea of likability related to gender? Do women characters need to be likable? Are…

Star Trek’s Tragic Hybrids

Ziyal standing on the Promenade

All die-hard Star Trek fans have a memory of the first time their mind was blown by something in the franchise. Perhaps it was bearing witness to the first interracial kiss on television, or seeing an actor of your race…