31 episodes

A podcast dedicated to charting the social, political, and philosophical issues that Star Trek explores.

Highly Logical: A Star Trek Podcast Angelo Muredda, Nicole Partyka

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to charting the social, political, and philosophical issues that Star Trek explores.

    "Stardust City Rag" / "The Impossible Box"

    "Stardust City Rag" / "The Impossible Box"

    In episode 31, Angelo and Nicole break down "Stardust City Rag" and "The Impossible Box," episodes 5 and 6 of Star Trek: Picard. Topics include: violence, lowbrow Trek, addiction, trauma, and Seven of Nine's now canonical queerness.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    "The End is the Beginning" / "Absolute Candor"

    "The End is the Beginning" / "Absolute Candor"

    In episode 30, Angelo and Nicole break down "The End is the Beginning" and "Absolute Candor," episodes 3 and 4 of Star Trek: Picard. Topics include: Picard as an aloof mentor; class strife in the future; objects, books, and ephemera; and Romulan lore

    • 1 hr 3 min
    "Maps and Legends"

    "Maps and Legends"

    In episode 29, Nicole and Angelo break down "Maps and Legends," episode 2 of Star Trek: Picard. They explore speciesist arguments against artificial life forms, skepticism toward Starfleet bureaucracy, and Star Trek's depiction of age-related illness and disability

    • 52 min
    "Remembrance"

    "Remembrance"

    In episode 28, Angelo and Nicole break down the series premiere of Star Trek: Picard, exploring Star Trek's fascination with artificial intelligence and synthetic life, considering Picard as an intergenerational figurehead, and unpacking the show's critique of Starfleet's neoliberalism

    • 1 hr 12 min
    What We Left Behind (feat. Ira Steven Behr, Andrew Robinson, and Nana Visitor)

    What We Left Behind (feat. Ira Steven Behr, Andrew Robinson, and Nana Visitor)

    In episode 27, Angelo and Nicole take a look at What We Left Behind, a retrospective documentary about Deep Space Nine, co-directed by Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone. We share our thoughts on the film, and interview Behr, Andrew Robinson (who played Garak), and Nana Visitor (who played Kira Nerys).

    • 1 hr 6 min
    "Such Sweet Sorrow" (Part 2) / "Relativity"

    "Such Sweet Sorrow" (Part 2) / "Relativity"

    In episode 26, Nicole and Angelo link part 2 of the Star Trek: Discovery season two finale with the Star Trek: Voyager season 4 episode “Relativity.” This week we tackle time travel as ctrl+alt+delete, messianism, and Discovery's far-flung future.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

steve.krysak ,

Nice mix of review and discussion

The hosts do a great job of diving deep into the new series and pulling in the past series. The hosts understanding of Star Trek is clear in the first episode, and their excitement for how Star Trek and culture and society intersect is infectious.

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