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Nog, Rom, My Mom and Me

Rom and Nog

Early in May this year, I watched the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Heart of Stone” for the first time and was quietly moved to tears. There is a very particular way I feel about my relationship with my…

How Benjamin Sisko Spoke to My Immigrant Identity

In America’s current political climate, immigrants from certain countries are constantly being portrayed in degrading and dehumanizing ways. As an immigrant, though not often in the immediate target group nor characterized by the cipher “illegal,” it’s anxiety-inducing to think of…

Episode S9: Paley’s Captains Panel

On September 17, Sue represented Captain Kathryn Janeway on the Captains Panel at  The Paley Center for Media’s “Transported: Paley Center Salutes 50 Years of Star Trek.” From the event website: “Was James T. Kirk really the greatest Star Trek…

Episode 41: “Rejoined”

Jadzia Dax and Lenara Kahn kiss

In “Rejoined,” Jadzia Dax challenges a Trill taboo by “reassociating” with a former host’s love. Special guest Lisa of The Prolific Trek joins us to discuss Trill society of the future, and the allegory to how humans treat same-sex relationships today.…

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 13: Into the Wormhole

Season 1 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine took a lot of risks and introduced us to stereotype-busting women characters. Our crew talks about the series premiere “Emissary,” our earliest impressions of the DS9 main characters, and Kira and Dax’s…