Episode 195: Shakespeare in Trek

The crew discusses the influence of Shakespeare sprinkled throughout Trek, from Data discovering his humanity to the role of Q as the universe’s Puck. Why DO the Klingons love Shakespeare so much?

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Hosts:  Andi, Jarrah

Guest:  Brooke

Editor:  Andi

Additional Resources:

  • Klingon Academy Intro by Christopher Plummer (YouTube)
  • Barrett, Michèle and Duncan Barrett. Star Trek: The Human Frontier, 2nd Ed. Routledge, 2016.
  • Bick, Ilsa J. “Boys in Space: ‘Star Trek,’ Latency, and the Neverending Story.’ in Enterprise Zones: Critical Positions on Star Trek, edited by Harrison, Projansky, Ono, Helford, 1996, pp. 189-210.
  • Boyd, Katrina G. “Cyborgs in Utopia: The problem of radical difference in Star Trek: The Next Generation,” in Enterprise Zones: Critical Positions on Star Trek, edited by Harrison, Projansky, Ono, Helford, 1996, pp. 95-113.
  • Hegarty, Emily. “Some suspect of ill: Shakespeare’s sonnets and ‘The Perfect Mate.’ (Special Issue).” Extrapolation, vol. 36, no. 1, spring 1995, pp. 55+. Gale Academic OneFile, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A16765865/AONE?u=otta35732&sid=bookmark-AONE&xid=a4232296. Accessed 29 Apr. 2022.
  • Houlahan, Mark. “Cosmic Hamlets? Contesting Shakespeare in Federation space.” Extrapolation, vol. 36, no. 1, spring 1995, pp. 28+. Gale Academic OneFile, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A20927070/AONE?u=otta35732&sid=bookmark-AONE&xid=a1fa1509. Accessed 29 Apr. 2022.

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