InterTREKtional

10
Sep

Kirk Heart Spock 4EVA

Come along with Becca and Ryan as they uncover the truth behind Kirk and Spock's undying love! We do a deep dive into TOS and the Motion Picture to figure out what all the Slash writers out there are using as fodder.  

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10
Sep

Kirk Heart Spock 4EVA Episode Notes

Come along with Becca and Ryan as they uncover the truth behind Kirk and Spock's undying love! We do a deep dive into TOS and the Motion Picture to figure out what all the Slash writers out there are using as fodder.

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Citations

Amok Time

Memory Alpha

Fight Scene Video

Mirror Mirror

Memory Alpha

Journey To Babel

Memory Alpha

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Kirk/Spock were the origin of slash fiction

Kirk/Spock Newsweek

The Mary Sue

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How to watch a fan video essay

Kirk/Spock Fan Fiction Archive

i09 How Queer is Star Trek?

Massage scene

youtube

Star Trek: The Motion Picture 

Wikipedia

Memory Alpha

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The Simple Feeling with “Chasing Cars” song

"The Simple Feeling" without fan music

Closer

graphic(ish?) slash supercut video/The Ultimate Kirk/Spock fan video

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Extra-Textual Sources

Fashionable Tin-Foil Accessories Essay 

In Daniel Mallory Ortberg’s Essay: Captain James T. Kirk is a beautiful lesbian and I contend daily with my feelings

23rd Century Values

The Footnote

Correction: It was Zachary Quinto, not Chris Pine, who denied that he and Chris were dating. 

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3
Sep

Much Ado About Nazis

It’s our old enemy...fascism! Captain Kirk, Captain Janeway and Captain Archer all confront aliens in the guise of Nazis. Why does Star Trek return to Nazism again and again, and what exactly is it trying to say?

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3
Sep

Much Ado About Nazis Episode Notes

It’s our old enemy...fascism! Captain Kirk, Captain Janeway and Captain Archer all confront aliens in the guise of Nazis. Why does Star Trek return to Nazism again and again, and what exactly is it trying to say?

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Citations:

Nazi Germany was not “the most efficient state”

Nazis lost the war through 'spectacular inefficiency'

The Myth of Nazi Efficiency

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Manny’s in San Francisco

The paradox of Manny’s, the watering hole that exposes San Francisco

New San Francisco Community Space Sees Protests Because Owner Is A ‘Zionist’

How many hoops must Manny Yekutiel jump through before he’s deemed worthy to set foot in the Mission?

Manny's Event Calendar

Unorthodox the Podcast

https://www.tabletmag.com/author/unorthodox

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"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell

"The Most Dangerous Game" Summary

Occultism and Nazism in History and Fiction

 Jews in the Lower East Side of New York Population Data 1940s

Jews in New York Wikipedia

Tracing the History of Jewish Immigrants and Their Impact on New York City

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Meyer Lansky

How the Jewish mob fought American admirers of the Third Reich

Meyer Lansky The Mob Museum

Wikipedia

Jewish and Italian Mafia Relationship

The National Crime Syndicate Wikipedia

Top 10 Jewish Crime Syndicates

The French Resistance 

The French Resistance Wikipedia

Yad Vashem: The World Holocost Remembrance Center

https://www.yadvashem.org/

Just for fun, some context for antisemetism: 

Ashkenazi Jews are not "Functionally White"

Jewish Conspiracy Theories

Yair Rosenberg on Twitter

 

Screen_Shot_2019-09-04_at_11_58_19_AM.jpgItalians were not always part of the social construction of whiteness:

Whiteness and White Identity Development

The anecdote about Leonard Nimoy hiding from cameras in his Nazi uniform was from William Shatner's book Leonard: My Fifty Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man.

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27
Aug

Mind Rape is Still Rape

Trigger warning: discussion of rape, assault and medical assault. Becca and Ryan discuss how Star Trek handles the stories of physical and psychic assault on Deanna Troi, Seven of Nine, and T’Pol, with widely varying degrees of success. We look at The Next Generation episode “Violations,” (S5:E12), Voyager episode “Retrospect,” (S4:E17), and Enterprise episode “Fusion,” (S1:E17). National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673.

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Show Notes and Citations

27
Aug

Mind Rape is Still Rape Episode Notes

Episode Notes

Trigger warning: discussion of rape, assault and medical assault.

Becca and Ryan discuss how Star Trek handles the stories of physical and psychic assault on Deanna Troi, Seven of Nine, and T’Pol, with widely varying degrees of success. We look at The Next Generation episode “Violations,” (S5:E12), Voyager episode “Retrospect,” (S4:E17), and Enterprise episode “Fusion,” (S1:E17).

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673.

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Tolaris stands way too close to T'Pol

RAINN: The Nation’s Largest Anti-Sexual Violence Organization

https://www.rainn.org/

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Please enjoy Picard's wig in Beverly's flashback

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CITATIONS

TNG "Violations"

Violations Memory Alpha

Violations Trailer

Voyager "Retrospect"

Retrospect on Memory Alpha

Retrospect Trailer 

Enterprise "Fusion"

Fusion on Memory Alpha

Fusion Trailer

“False Memory Syndrome”

Stop Calling it "False Memory Syndrome"

Wikipedia: False Memory Syndrome

Low incidence of False Rape Accusations

Almost No One Is Falsely Accused of Rape

False Allegations of Sexual Assualt: An Analysis of Ten Years of Reported Cases

Wikipedia: False Accusations of Rape

Pelvic Exams Routine on Unconscious Women

Medical Students Regularly Practice Pelvic Exams on Unconscious Patients. Should They?

Snopes: Despite widespread condemnation of the practice, performing pelvic exams on unconscious women for medical training, without explicit consent, is legal in 45 states.

Med Students Are Doing Vaginal Exams on Unconscious, Non-Consenting Patients (VICE June 2019) 

Tort Law 

Operating on the wrong ear is assault and battery

"If an operation is performed on a patient without that patient's consent, and the circumstances were not such as to justify its performance without consent, that operation constitutes an assault and battery." Holding summary via Wikipedia.

"every person has a right to complete immunity of his person from physical interference of others, except in so far as contact may be necessary under the general doctrine of privilege; and any unauthorized touching of the person of another, except it be in the spirit of pleasantry, constitutes an assault and battery." Mohr v. Williams, 104 N.W. 12 (Minn. 1905)

retrospect.jpgSeven of Nine remembers her assault

20
Aug

Space Gays in Space

(Trigger Warning: discussion of rape) InterTREKtional explores two very special episodes about being born this way and asks: did they get it right? First, Ryan and Becca look at Enterprise’s “Stigma,” (S2:E14) which compares a Vulcan neurological disorder to AIDS. Then, they discuss TNG’s “The Outcast,” (S5:E4) about a genderless alien who secretly identifies as a woman. 

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Episode Notes: Space Gays in Space

20
Aug

Space Gays in Space Episode Notes

Soren and Will falling in love

InterTREKtional explores two very special episodes about being born this way and asks: did they get it right? First, Ryan and Becca look at Enterprise’s “Stigma,” (S2:E14) which compares a Vulcan neurological disorder to AIDS. Then, they discuss TNG’s “The Outcast,” (S5:E4) about a genderless alien who secretly identifies as a woman.

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T'Pol and Archer face the mean Vulcan doctors

Citations:

"Stigma" Resources:

"Stigma" Memory Alpha

"Stigma" Wikipedia

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I'm pretty sure we had a training on this

"The Outcast" Resources:

"The Outcast" Memory Alpha

"The Outcast" Wikipedia

Will and Deanna discuss their feelings

Correction: In the episode, Becca states that Title IX is the statue that prohibits workplace sexual harassment. In fact, it is Title VII which does this: “Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin” and caselaw has made it clear that sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex-based discrimination. Title IX, on the other hand, “protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.”

20
Aug

Smashing the Matriarchy

Becca and Ryan discuss why they created the podcast. Then, the InterTREKtional away team beams down to two female-run planets and asks: Is this the future MRAs think feminists want? We discuss The Next Generation episode “Angel One” (S1:E14) and The Animated Series episode “The Lorelei Signal” (S1:E4). InterTREKtional is an exploration of Star Trek through an intersectional feminist lens. Intersectionality explores intersecting forms of oppression, and how they affect the experiences of individuals with compound identities, such as race, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, and species. 

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Episode Notes: Smashing the Matriarchy

 

20
Aug

Smashing the Matriarchy Episode Notes

Uhura confronts Lorelie Leader

Uhura confronts Theela in "The Lorelie Signal"

Preamble: 

Becca and Ryan discuss intersectionality and why they created this podcast.

Episode 0:

The InterTREKtional away team beams down to two female-run planets and asks: Is this the future MRAs think feminists want? Becca and Ryan discuss The Next Generation episode “Angel One” (S1:E14) and The Animated Series episode “The Lorelei Signal” (S1:E4). 

Riker Looks Amazing

Tasha and Deanna check out Will

Citations:

Crenshaw and Intersectionality:

Wikipedia

Ted Talk

Upcoming Trek series:

Star Trek Picard

Lower Decks

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I don't usually do this

To Find Star Trek and TNG on Cable

The Original Series

The Next Generation

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Trent's crotch rope and Beata's hair

Angel One resources:

Memory Alpha

Wikipedia

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Trent's perfume

The Lorelei Signal resources:

Memory Alpha

Trailer

vulcan drum

Spock hallucinates a Vulcan marriage drum

Checkout Screenwriter Margaret Armen, who wrote the Lorelei Signal!