Episode 49: Would Lady Kirk Wear a Miniskirt?

We gender-bend TOS, asking how would it have been different if the creators had cast women in the men’s roles and vice versa? Would Captain Kirk have behaved differently? Would Mudd have existed? And what 1960s actors would have been best…

Episode 47: The Baddest Women in the Universe, Part I

Seska, Kai Winn, Lursa

We begin a multi-part look at the villainous women of the Star Trek universe, starting with the Duras Sisters, Kai Winn, Seska, Losira (TOS “That Which Survives”) and Tarah (ENT “Cease Fire”). Download now (right-click and save) Hosts: Jarrah, Grace Guest:…

Episode 44: It’s Not Easy Being Green

vina as green dancing orion girl

The Orion slave girl has been one of the most iconic and controversial figures in Star Trek since the original pilot 50 years ago. Now, we put a feminist lens on the early “green skinned space babes” and their more modern incarnations in…

Episode S7: “The Man Trap” Commentary

salt vampire from The Man Trap

“The Man Trap” is the episode that introduced the world to Star Trek 50 years ago. To celebrate Star Trek’s birthday on September 8, watch along as we do a live commentary of this iconic episode. Download now (right-click and save)…

Episode 34: Janice Rand and the Beehive of Power

Janice Rand

What the heck is a “yeoman” anyway? After a brief history and etymology lesson, the crew turns the spotlight to everyone’s favorite Yeoman – Janice Rand (Grace Lee Whitney).  From Roddenberry’s initial conception of the character to her no-so-subtle feelings…

Episode 29: What does GOD need with a starship?

Sisko looking into an orb

Four fans from different backgrounds discuss their personal relationship to Star Trek’s depictions of religion, including Christian themes in TOS, Picard’s skepticism, Kira’s spirituality, and Vulcan ritual. Download Now (right-click and save) Notes and References: Ex Astris Scientia article on…