Category: Episodes

Episode 151: Body Diversity and Inclusivity

Callie joins us to discuss body diversity and inclusivity (or lack thereof) in the Star Trek Universe – specifically focusing on disability, transness, and size – from what we’ve seen and hope to see on screen to behind-the-scenes accounts and…

Episode 150: Lower Decks Season 1

A new ship, new characters, and more Trek references than you can shake a bat’leth at! Kennedy, Andi, Grace, and Sarah review the first season of Lower Decks and discuss what they hope to see in Season 2. Badgey, put…

Episode S21: Talking Trek with Jackie Cox

Trekkie and drag performer Jackie Cox joins us to talk about all things Trek. We discuss the franchise’s costume aesthetic, how its storytelling attracts marginalized fans, the history and future of representation in Star Trek, and more. Download Now (right-click…

Episode 149: Beverly Crushin’ It

Nick and Jenny join us for an in-depth look at Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden), from the genesis of the character to directing “Genesis.” We discuss Crusher’s role as the moral center of the crew, her position as a leader…

Episode S20: Success from Open Submissions

Donna Cromeans and Toni Marberry join us to talk about their experiences with Star Trek’s famed Open Script Submissions Policy; from story inspiration to a pitch meeting in LA, to seeing their ideas on screen. Download Now (right-click and save)…

Episode 148: Jailhouse Trek

Activist and lawyer Adrienne Smith joins us to talk about incarceration in Star Trek, from Dominion prison fight club to Rura Penthe. What are the messages in these scenes and how does the Federation’s own penal system stacks up against…

Episode 146: “Balance of Terror”

The crew takes a deep dive into “Balance of Terror,” widely considered one of Star Trek’s best. We discuss themes of duty, bigotry, xenophobia, and war; parallels to WW2 and Cold War stories; the introduction of the Romulans (and Mark…