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 of transphobic violence and suicide.

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Hosts: Sue, Jarrah


Editor: Jarrah

Transcription: Grace

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Notes and References:

  • Star Trek: The Human Frontier, 2nd ed. by Michele Barrett and Duncan Barrett (2017)
  • “Lt. Malcolm Reed: International Man of Confusion” by Michelle Zamanian on our blog
  • “Julia Serano, Transfeminist Thinker, Talks Trans-Misogyny” by Jeanne Carstensen at NY Times.

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