Kes: Voyager’s Unsung Adventurer

We all have our favorite Star Trek characters. There are Spock lovers, Riker fan girls, people who love the sassier characters like Bones or Quark, and let’s not forget the internet’s favorite Trek character: facepalming Captain Picard. We love Star…

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…

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

Janeway in "Living Witness"

I love the trope of alternate universes. It’s a very comforting concept: another universe, another version of reality, another me living another life. Somewhere I majored in Marine Biology. Somewhere Hillary Clinton is President. Somewhere everything is different, but I’m…

Our “Workforce” Problem

Janeway in "Workforce"

  I wonder sometimes if we’re anywhere close to warp drive or First Contact. Or even to going to Mars, for that matter. It seems like there’s so much more we could be doing to explore space. While watching Voyager’s…

The Seska Problem: Pregnancy as Manipulation

Seska and her baby

  Let’s face it, Star Trek can have really bad luck with women. Whether it’s being seduced by salt-sucking shapeshifters or being so damned suave that an intergalactic peace offering bonds to you, the moment our illustrious men get rose-colored glasses…

Episode 60: Barclay’s Psyche

Barclay

Lieutenant Reginald Barclay stands out among recurring Star Trek characters as someone who experiences a range of mental health issues. In this episode, we discuss those issues and how they’re received by his crewmates on TNG and Voyager. Download now (right-click and…