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Episode 140: “Facets” of Dax

The crew picks up the jewelers loupe to better examine the “Facets” of Jadzia Dax, as her former hosts embody her friends on Deep Space 9, and talk about mentorship, bodily autonomy, gender, imposter syndrome, and more. This episode is…

Episode 138: Unpopular Star Trek Opinions

Is Data over-used? Is the Prime Directive an excuse to turn a blind eye to inconvenient problems? Is “The Wrath of Khan” overrated? Should Tuvix have returned to the Alpha Quadrant with Voyager? The crew discusses some “unpopular” Star Trek…

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 116: Homefront/Paradise Lost

The crew takes a look at the DS9 Season 4 two-parter “Homefront” and “Paradise Lost,” discussing themes like security, individual liberty, government overreach, fear and paranoia, and arming yourself against the threat of an “invisible enemy.” Download Now (right-click and…

A Future Free From Slut-Shaming

In Trek’s bold future, women work on the bridges of starships; lead resistance cells; are engineers, botanists, doctors, mental health professionals, captains, admirals; and so much more. Though beyond the autonomy afforded these great professional accomplishments, do Trek women have…