Episode 70: Kes the Menace (Warlord)

Kes in "Warlord"

Our crew looks at the Voyager episode “Warlord,” in which we get to see a whole new side to the usually kind and gentle Kes when she’s possessed by the spirit of a violent alien warrior. Download now (right-click and…

Episode 57: To Julie Newmar, Thanks for Everything

screencap from Friday's child showing Eleen and McCoy

  A detailed look at the TOS Season 2 episode “Friday’s Child,” which stars Julie Newmar as Eleen, a pregnant woman whom Kirk, Spock and McCoy help to flee her tribe. Download now (right-click and save) Hosts: Jarrah, Andi, Grace Editor: Andi Transcription:…

It’s Not Easy Being a Queer Star Trek Fan

It’s not easy being a queer Star Trek fan. The franchise has been praised for its diverse representation but hasn’t had a recurring on-screen queer character in 50 years – they’ve all been portrayed as cisgendered and heterosexual.* Since Star…

Episode 46: How I Met Your Great-Great Grandmother

Janeway and T'Pol in 11:59 and Carbon Creek

Janeway and T’Pol each get to tell the stories of their foremothers, in Voyager’s “11:59” and Enterprise’s “Carbon Creek.” We compare these episodes and discuss the themes of family history, role modelling, and the meaning of progress. Download now (right-click…

Episode 45: “Lower Decks”

Photo of characters from Lower Decks

In the TNG episode “Lower Decks,” we see what life is like for junior officers on the Enterprise, the relationships they have with each other and their commanding officers, and understand what it’s like to be left in the dark…

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,…