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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…

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…

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…

Deanna Troi and the Dialectic of Femininity

Empathy is power. This is what Deanna Troi, counselor of the USS Enterprise, teaches us. Unfortunately, since we are still living pre-Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism, this message is lost on the hordes of misogynistic Star Trek fans who…