Tag: trans identity

Episode 125: Trans-ness in Trek

We’re joined by two great guests to explore examples of sex and gender change and trans allegories from the Star Trek universe – from Kirk and Lester’s body swap in “Turnabout Intruder” and Quark’s turn as Lumba in “Profit and…

Episode 112: “Cogenitor”

In “Cogenitor” the Enterprise NX-01 crew encounters a species that requires a “third gender” to procreate. We discuss our impressions of this episode as an allegory for trans issues and to what extent it holds up today. Content note: Discussion…

Episode S13: The Orville

Sue gathered a panel of guests to discuss the first season of Seth MacFarlane’s “The Orville.” We talk about expectations, first impressions, the cast, the show’s relationship to Star Trek, and then deep-dive into two episodes: “About a Girl” and…

Episode 67: The Outcast: A Very Special Gay Episode

We’re joined by Ami Angelwings from Escher Girls to talk about the TNG episode “The Outcast” and its portrayal of LGBTQIAP+ issues. Download Now (right-click and save) Hosts: Andi, Grace, Sue Guest: Ami Angelwings (@ami_angelwings) Editor: Andi Transcription: Susan Download…

When I transitioned, I looked to Dax

It was late last year. I was re-watching one of my favourite TV shows, curled up on the couch, coping with uncomfortable hormonal issues and just generally wanting some escapism. Then a certain episode involving my favourite character came on,…