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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…

Episode 108: Deanna Troi – Goddess of Empathy

Michele Specht of Star Trek Continues joins the crew to discuss the inimitable Deanna Troi. We talk through her iconic looks, steamy romances, broken creep-meter, and the themes her character and episodes evoked around femininity and strength. Download Now (right-click…

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…