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Episode 82: Prepare for “Disaster”

Our crew takes a look at the 5th Season TNG episode “Disaster.” We discuss Troi’s turn in the big chair, Worf’s skills as a field medic, the unusual pairing of Crusher and LaForge, Data’s disembodied head, Picard’s choice of children’s…

Sisko and Worf: Single Fathers of Starfleet

Families and children did not make a regular appearance in Star Trek until TNG premiered in 1987 with the introduction of Dr. Crusher and her son, Wesley, in the first season. Despite current conversations focusing on the nuclear family, we…

Education on the Enterprise in “New Ground”

Worf walks Alexander down the hall in "New Ground"

Looking back at TNG’s 5th season episode “New Ground,” most would probably remark that it was – aside from establishing Worf’s son, Alexander, as a recurring character and featuring the return of the fantastic Georgia Brown as Helena Rozhenko –…

Episode 38: Disability and Ableism in Trek

Melora and Geordi La Forge

Special guest Karissa Mehr joins us to discuss how Trek has represented characters with physical disabilities, from Captain Pike to Melora, and of course Geordi La Forge. Download now (right-click and save) Hosts: Jarrah, Sue and Andi Guest: Karissa Mehr…