We’re joined by Ami Angelwings from Escher Girls to talk about the TNG episode “The Outcast” and its portrayal of LGBTQIAP+ issues.
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Hosts: Andi, Grace, Sue
Guest: Ami Angelwings (@ami_angelwings)
(This episode was written by a woman; I wish they had addressed this)
There’ an interesting tradition in science fiction of straight-gay role reversal: Charles Beaumont’s “The Crooked Man” and the 1937 novel Swastika Night by Katherine Burdekin are both examples depicting a future where heterosexuals are a persecuted minority. I assume “The Outcast” was aiming for something similar, though for a host of reasons it doesn’t really come across.