“The Outcast” is Happening Now

Soren testifies at the J'naii tribunal

Content warning: Transphobia and anti-trans violence “The Outcast” is one of the most debated The Next Generation episodes. An alien society where everyone has no gender takes the title character, Soren, who identifies as a woman, and using some form…

The Hetero-fication of Garak

Garak in "The Wire"

Star Trek has often been ground breaking, whether that meant having an ethnically diverse cast, promoting peaceful protest, advocating birth control, or discussing many other taboo subjects. Yet one area where Trek noticeably lagged behind for decades was in its…

Episode 173: “The Offspring”

The Offspring

Blue joins us for a deep dive on TNG’s “The Offspring,” including a look at how the episode evolved from the initial pitch, and queer, trans and neurodivergent readings of the story. This episode is brought to you by Text…