Category: Episodes

Episode 37: Incoming Transmissions

The Doctor and Seven look at PADDs

In this episode, the crew opens up the digital mailbag and reads and responds to listener emails, comments, and questions.  We discuss everything from Trek episode suggestions for kids, to examples of supportive workplace environments on Star Trek, to our…

Episode S6: Mission Montreal

Nichelle Nichols

Montreal Comiccon celebrated Star Trek’s 50th anniversary with on-stage appearances by Kate Mulgrew, Nichelle Nichols, William Shatner and Brent Spiner. We bring you the highlights, including Mulgrew’s thoughts on Janeway’s significance, her upcoming book, and what she’d like to see…

Episode 36: Women of The Animated Series

Doctors, mermaids, huntresses, matriarchs and many cat-women populate the universe of Star Trek: The Animated Series – in addition to the women of Starfleet. Join us to discuss TAS’ most memorable women. Download now (right-click and save) Hosts: Sue, Andi and…

Episode 35: Best Male Allies

Which male characters in Star Trek do the best job working for equality and standing up against injustice? Forbes Associate Science Editor Alex Knapp joins us to talk about the meaning of allyship and the characters in the franchise who…

Episode 34: Janice Rand and the Beehive of Power

Janice Rand

What the heck is a “yeoman” anyway? After a brief history and etymology lesson, the crew turns the spotlight to everyone’s favorite Yeoman – Janice Rand (Grace Lee Whitney).  From Roddenberry’s initial conception of the character to her no-so-subtle feelings…

Episode 33: Feminist Supercrew

If you had a starship and got to staff it with feminist icons from history and pop culture, who would you choose? What about Chief Engineer Kaylee Fry or Captain Coretta Scott King? What position would you pick for someone…

Episode 32: “Past Tense”

Sisko as Gabriel Bell

In the DS9 two-parter “Past Tense,” Sisko, Bashir and Dax travel to the year 2024, a dark time in our near future. Treknews.net blogger Michelle Toven joins us to discuss the episodes’ socio-political themes, which include homelessness, mental health, race, class, violence,…

Episode 31: Dudebuggy Adventures

Beverly and Deanna in Insurrection looking skeptical

Our crew takes the Captain’s Yacht our for a spin through the four Next Generation movies: Generations, First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis. Along the way we meet some familiar Klingon sisters, 700 hippies, a Borg Queen, and even more terrifying: beardless Riker.…