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Episode 166: Investigating Gates McFadden

The one and only Gates McFadden stops by to chat about her new podcast, her passion for teaching, taking risks, working with the Jim Henson Company, and a life-changing performance at the Delacorte Theater. Plus, a little bit of Star…

The Defiance of Ro Laren

Back in 2015, the crew discussed everyone’s favorite rabble-rouser, Ro Laren. As one of The Next Generation’s most celebrated characters, Ensign Ro (Michelle Forbes) left an impression on fans that resonates today. But to explore Ro’s impact, one must also…

Episode 149: Beverly Crushin’ It

Nick and Jenny join us for an in-depth look at Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden), from the genesis of the character to directing “Genesis.” We discuss Crusher’s role as the moral center of the crew, her position as a leader…

What Do Kindergarteners Do in Space?

Classroom from "When the Bough Breaks" showing the desk and computer setup

Watching Star Trek I often thought about how I would fit in if I was suddenly dropped into the Star Trek Universe. Who would I be friends with? (Dax, Tilly, Spock) What would my job be on board? Lately I’ve…

Uneven Threads: A Reflection on “Tapestry”

During discussions of favourite episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, often cited is the season 6 episode “Tapestry”. In the episode Jean-Luc Picard, our introspective and bookish captain, dies. A diplomatic mission goes awry and Picard is the victim…

Episode 101: “The Inner Light”

The crew takes a deep dive into one of TNG’s most loved episodes, “The Inner Light.” We discuss several themes and issues raised by narrative, including trauma, consent, gaslighting, self-discovery, family, and “the theater of the mind.” Download Now (right-click…