Category: Episodes

Episode 116: Homefront/Paradise Lost

The crew takes a look at the DS9 Season 4 two-parter “Homefront” and “Paradise Lost,” discussing themes like security, individual liberty, government overreach, fear and paranoia, and arming yourself against the threat of an “invisible enemy.” Download Now (right-click and…

Episode 114: Queer Interpretation of Trek

The crew discusses the history of queercoding in Hollywood, and the more recent phenomenon of queerbaiting, then examines Star Trek for signs of each. We also share the characters that we interpret as queer and what positive representation can mean…

Episode 112: “Cogenitor”

In “Cogenitor” the Enterprise NX-01 crew encounters a species that requires a “third gender” to procreate. We discuss our impressions of this episode as an allegory for trans issues and to what extent it holds up today. Content note: Discussion…