Category: Episodes

Episode 173: “The Offspring”

The Offspring

Blue joins us for a deep dive on TNG’s “The Offspring,” including a look at how the episode evolved from the initial pitch, and queer, trans and neurodivergent readings of the story. Download now (right-click and save)  Hosts: Grace…

Episode 172: Mixed-Race Characters in Trek

From Spock to Ziyal to B’Elanna, Trek has no shortage of mixed-race characters. But why are their stories always so sad? Download Now (right-click and save)  Host:  Sarah Guests: Claire Light – @seelight Rian Roberson – @spacewiz206 Michele Foss…

Episode 171: This Unit Must Survive (Trek and AI)

We’re joined by Dr. Rumman Chowdhury for an in-depth look at many of the different depictions of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the Star Trek universe. Why are malevolent AIs always susceptible to logic problems? Why gender an android?…

Episode 168: B’Elanna Remembers

In Voyager’s “Remember,” a telepathic visitor causes B’Elanna to step into the shoes of a young woman who takes part in a genocide. CW: discussions of genocide, the Holocaust, Japanese internment and other dark chapters in human history. Download Now…

Episode 166: Investigating Gates McFadden

The one and only Gates McFadden stops by to chat about her new podcast, her passion for teaching, taking risks, working with the Jim Henson Company, and a life-changing performance at the Delacorte Theater. Plus, a little bit of Star…