S00E02. The Wild Robot

Content Warnings: discussion of defecation, animal injury and death, misogyny, enslavement. With Hollywood strikes ongoing, we discuss The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. We talk about community and ownership, philosophical wildness, and Object-Oriented Ontology. We also dip into practice, found families, refrain, robots in science fiction, individuality, and cheerful pooping. For images discussed in this episode, visit the episode page...

S00E01. Binti

Content Warnings: blood and injury; frank discussions of racism and xenophobia. We’re not yet a Star Trek podcast! Instead, we open with Binti, written by Nnedi Okorafor. We discuss the tension between violence and empathy, the nature of magic and mysticism in science fiction, and how it feels to be ostracized by every inch of your skin and finding a...

00b. Programming Note – Binti

There’s a actor’s and writer’s strike going on in Hollywood, and SAG-AFTRA recently clarified their guidelines on fan podcasts. We support the strike, and while the unions have not called for a general boycott, they’ve requested that folks not promote “struck work.” That includes Star Trek, and we want to abide by that request. Lucy and Melissa have been out...

00. Before “Before the Future Came”

Coming soon: a Star Trek podcast about the ideals of the franchise, wandering out-of-order by following a breadcrumb trail of motifs. We love Star Trek and we love much of what it sets out to say about the way the world will be, but we think it often falls short of its goals. We want to talk about that. The...