Category: Episodes

Episode 33: Feminist Supercrew

If you had a starship and got to staff it with feminist icons from history and pop culture, who would you choose? What about Chief Engineer Kaylee Fry or Captain Coretta Scott King? What position would you pick for someone…

Episode 32: “Past Tense”

Sisko as Gabriel Bell

In the DS9 two-parter “Past Tense,” Sisko, Bashir and Dax travel to the year 2024, a dark time in our near future. Treknews.net blogger Michelle Toven joins us to discuss the episodes’ socio-political themes, which include homelessness, mental health, race, class, violence,…

Episode 31: Dudebuggy Adventures

Beverly and Deanna in Insurrection looking skeptical

Our crew takes the Captain’s Yacht our for a spin through the four Next Generation movies: Generations, First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis. Along the way we meet some familiar Klingon sisters, 700 hippies, a Borg Queen, and even more terrifying: beardless Riker.…

Episode 30: Book Club – Mosaic by Jeri Taylor

Mosaic book cover

In this book club episode we tag along as young Kathryn Janeway explores the water caves of Mars, saves old ladies from haunted Irish castles, calls out a high school boyfriend for gaslighting, and interacts with Data, Riker and Admiral Paris. Special…

Episode 29: What does GOD need with a starship?

Sisko looking into an orb

Four fans from different backgrounds discuss their personal relationship to Star Trek’s depictions of religion, including Christian themes in TOS, Picard’s skepticism, Kira’s spirituality, and Vulcan ritual. Download Now (right-click and save) Notes and References: Ex Astris Scientia article on…

Episode 28: Her name means Freedom

Uhura

Uhura was a groundbreaking character for 1960s TV and remains a role model and cultural icon to this day. Angélique Roché of Black Girl Nerds joins us to discuss our favorite Uhura moments from TOS. Download now (right-click and save) Notes and References:…