This Week in Trek: Reunited and It Feels so Dooooooomed!

There’s an argument to be made that the “Bury your gays” aspect is subsumed by an even larger Trek-specific trope: ALL ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS ARE DOOMED. Trek is full of people falling in love, but it is also full of people dying.

What do you think? What is your favorite CANON romantic relationship in Trek? There’s no wrong answer here, except for anything with Spock and/or Bashir because that’s probably not canon. Continue reading This Week in Trek: Reunited and It Feels so Dooooooomed!

This Week in Trek: Is There No Truth in Beauty?

So today I think it makes sense to open up the question beyond just Star Trek and ask, in any franchise or medium: what is a piece of art or culture where what it means to you is at odds with what it meant to the creator, or where you know the creator did not live up to the ideals of his work but you appreciate the work anyway?

Or, alternatively, just tell me about your favorite Trek merchandise! Continue reading This Week in Trek: Is There No Truth in Beauty?

This Week in Trek: Something’s Missing

What is Star Trek missing?

what kind of representation would you like to see on Star Trek? What is a part of the human condition that the show has dropped the ball on remembering and appreciating? It doesn’t have to be a big category like race. There’s probably someone you know that is different in some way that makes them unique and that is probably something that Trek could be benefited by including.
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This Week in Trek: Prequels & Jeffrey Combs

If you had to make a series that took place before TOS, what would it be? What would it look like? What time period would it focus on? Who would it be about? What aspects of the prequel game did ENT and DISC get right, and which would you be sure to avoid in your show?

Or alternatively, forget the prequel thing and just make your own show. With blackjack. And green space hookers. Continue reading This Week in Trek: Prequels & Jeffrey Combs