Author: Lillyan Ratcliffe

Lillyan Ratcliffe has degrees in history and Library Information Sciences. She is a newish Trekkie, but she's enthusiastic about seeing the franchise become even more diverse and inclusive.

Star Trek’s Blandest Love Interests


Star Trek  often suffers when adding romantic plotlines, sometimes resulting in a rotating line up of “Love Interest of the Week” or “Villain Seducing Lead” if not pairing off characters who do not compliment each other. Then there are the…

“Threshold” and Consent

Space salamanders in "Threshold"

“Threshold” from Voyager manages to be simultaneously famous and infamous. Famous for the body horror make-up, including Tom Paris’ tongue falling out of his mouth, and infamous for the transformation of Paris and Janeway into ‘space salamanders’ who then have…

In Search of Lukara

Worf and Jadzia at their wedding, officiated by Sirella

While the Klingons have been part of Star Trek since The Original Series and have been reinvented on a regular basis, there is something particularly interesting about several of the most Klingon heavy episodes of The Next Generation and Deep…