InterTREKtional

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!

12
Aug

Coming Soon!

Find out what's coming soon to InterTREKtional, the brand new podcast about Star Trek... and intersectional feminism!

2
Aug

Teaser

This is InterTREKtional, an exploration of Star Trek through an intersectional feminist lens. 

We are Ryan Ascolese and Becca Motola-Barnes. Ryan studied literary criticism and has seen every episode of Star Trek, including the animated series. Becca started watching The Next Generation before she could form memories… and she’s pretty sure she took a film class once! Star Trek is both a reflection of our society and an aspiration for our future; the stories it tells shape our world. 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*). 

Star Trek is for feminists… Engage!