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Episode 183: Pets of the Final Frontier

Amanda Rogers with two puppies in "True Q"

What does pet ownership say about characters on Star Trek? Does the show challenge or reinforce gendered stereotypes about pets and their owners? Why aren’t the cats on the Enterprise-D spayed/neutered? And would you take your pet on a starship?…

Episode 181: Trek’s Traditions & Rituals

Sirella officiating Worf and Jadzia's wedding

Join us as we take Zach’s suggestion and discuss the nuances of ritual, religion, and tradition, and how they show up in Star Trek. Download Now (right-click and save)  Hosts:  Kennedy, Aliza, and Grace Editor:  Andi

Episode 164: Ethics of the Prime Directive

Philosophy professor Dr. Janet D. Stemwedel joins us for a discussion on the ethics of the Prime Directive. From cultural observation to natural disasters to internal politics, we take a look at how our various Starfleet crews navigate good ole…

Episode 153: Memorable Meals in Trek

‘Tis the season to discuss some of Star Trek’s most memorable meal scenes, from tense diplomatic negotiations to first time dates with your favorite Cardassian tailor. Andi, Grace and Sarah talk about their favorite food scenes of Trek. Download Now…

Episode 152: Comfort Trek

2020 is challenging, but Star Trek has got our back. Grace and Jarrah discuss the best episodes to watch when the world gets to be a little too much and you’re looking for either catharsis or distraction. Download Now (right-click…

Episode 151: Body Diversity and Inclusivity

Callie joins us to discuss body diversity and inclusivity (or lack thereof) in the Star Trek Universe – specifically focusing on disability, transness, and size – from what we’ve seen and hope to see on screen to behind-the-scenes accounts and…

Episode S20: Success from Open Submissions

Donna Cromeans and Toni Marberry join us to talk about their experiences with Star Trek’s famed Open Script Submissions Policy; from story inspiration to a pitch meeting in LA, to seeing their ideas on screen. Download Now (right-click and save)…