T’Pol: The Female Mr. Darcy

I cannot forget the night of May 13, 2005.  Like most Enterprise fans, I felt a kick in the gut after finishing “These Are the Voyages.”  It also marked the first time I cried over a fictional death.  I couldn’t…

Episode 68: “Unlikable” Women of Trek

Kenna from Priority One joins us to talk about the women many Trek fans see as “unlikable,” from Pulaski to Keiko to T’Pol. How is the idea of likability related to gender? Do women characters need to be likable? Are…

Episode 63: Cupid be a Fickle Archer

Archer embraces Erika Hernandez in "Home"

Continuing our “O Captain, My Captain” series, we turn to Enterprise for an analysis of Captain Archer’s love interests. With special guest Heather Barker. Download now (right-click and save) Hosts: Jarrah, Grace and Sue Guest: Heather Barker from the Shore Leave podcast…

The Logical Loyalty of T’Pol

T'Pol in blue uniform standing alone

If there is one series in the entire Star Trek franchise that gets whispered in hushed tones, it’s Enterprise. And if there’s one character that gets pinned with the show’s “failings” more than any other, it’s T’Pol. Yes, we can…

The Duality of Spock

Many people identify with Leonard Nimoy’s beloved portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan. As his son Adam’s recent documentary For the Love of Spock relates, many fans relate in a literal sense to his mixed heritage. Others relate to the Enterprise’s…