Book Review: Star Trek: A Cultural History

Cover of Star Trek: A Cultural History by M. Keith Booker

From the publisher: “First airing in 1966, with a promise to ‘boldly go where no man has gone before,’ Star Trek would eventually become a bona fide phenomenon. Week after week, viewers of the series tuned in to watch Captain Kirk, Spock,…

Episode 19: Star Trek Matriarchies

Beata and Riker in "Angel One"

What happens when Star Trek tries to depict societies dominated by women? We discuss the various Trek matriarchies, from the sirens of “The Lorelei Signal,” to the straw feminists of “Angel One” to the sexy matriarchy of “Bound.” Download Now (right-click…