A groundbreaking bi-weekly podcast committed to examining Star Trek from a feminist perspective, exploring Intersectional Diversity in Infinite Combinations with a rotating crew of seven hosts. Tune in for everything from episode and character analysis to history of women behind the scenes and in fan culture to discussion of larger themes and messages throughout the franchise. Part of Roddenberry Podcasts.
Lower Decks Season 1
A new ship, new characters, and more Trek references than you can shake a bat’leth at! Kennedy, Andi, Grace, and Sarah review the first season of Lower Decks and discuss what they hope to see in Season 2. Badgey, put down that kni-
Talking Trek with Jackie Cox
Trekkie and drag performer Jackie Cox joins us to talk about all things Trek. We discuss the franchise’s costume aesthetic, how its storytelling attracts marginalized fans, the history and future of representation in Star Trek, and more.
Beverly Crushin' It
Nick and Jenny join us for an in-depth look at Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden), from the genesis of the character to directing “Genesis.” We discuss Crusher’s role as the moral center of the crew, her position as a leader and mentor, the care she gives her patients, and the gender politics on both the Enterprise and the Paramount lot.
Content note: transphobia.
Success from Open Submissions
Donna Cromeans and Toni Marberry join us to talk about their experiences with Star Trek’s famed Open Script Submissions Policy; from story inspiration to a pitch meeting in LA, to seeing their ideas on screen.
Activist and lawyer Adrienne Smith joins us to talk about incarceration in Star Trek, from Dominion prison fight club to Rura Penthe. What are the messages in these scenes and how does the Federation’s own penal system stacks up against its stated ideals?
Yentl in Space: Women Religious Leaders in Trek
We’re joined by historian, activist, and Trekkie Blair Imani to discuss the women religious leaders we see throughout Star Trek - from Nuria to Kai Winn to Zani - as well as Trek’s representation of human religion in the 22nd Century and beyond.
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This podcast is exactly what we all needed as fans of Star Trek and sci-fi.
My Favorite Podcast!
Thank you for making such an incredible podcast! I love the thoughtful selection of your topics, and I’ve enjoyed every episode I’ve listened to. Keep up the great work!
I’ve really enjoyed going back through and listening to your older episodes, especially the Indigenous Representation in Trek. We need a petition to CBS & the Roddenberry network to hire Indigenous writers and directors for Discovery & Picard!
Your bias is showing
I was on board until they called Janeway/Seven grooming. Its incredibly disrespectful to victims and also very invalidating to a large community. Do not take away the autonomy of a grown woman.