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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…

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…