Depictions of Disabilities in Star Trek

In honor of Kenneth Mitchell and how both he and his character Aurelio managed living with a genetic defect, I wanted to take a look at how Star Trek has addressed special needs throughout the various tv series. The depictions have changed depending upon the prevailing attitude at the times. You can chart the changes in how society has addressed the subject by how the subject has been addressed in Star Trek. Continue reading Depictions of Disabilities in Star Trek

Star Trek: Discovery, S3 E11 – “Su’Kal”

Today on Star Trek: Age of Discovery we dive into “Su’Kal,” the eleventh episode of Season 3.

Synopsis:” Discovery travels to the Verubin Nebula, where a scientific Federation starship was lost over 125 years ago. Saru, Dr. Culber, and Michael beam down to retrieve a life form and investigate the origin of The Burn.”

We’ll summarize the plot and then discuss our impressions of the show. We’ll end our podcast with recent Star Trek news. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery, S3 E11 – “Su’Kal”

Star Trek: Discovery, S3 E10 – “Terra Firma, Part 2”

Today on Star Trek: Age of Discovery we dive into “Terra Firma, Part 2,” the tenth episode of Season 3.

“Georgiou’s attempt to rehabilitate her adopted daughter, Michael Burnham, to learn how to expand the concept of her own humanity beyond the “dog-eat-dog” mentality she had assumed for most of her life.”

We’ll summarize the plot and then discuss our impressions of the show. We’ll end our podcast with recent Star Trek news. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery, S3 E10 – “Terra Firma, Part 2”

Star Trek: Discovery, S3 Ep. 8 – “The Sanctuary”

Today on Star Trek: Age of Discovery we dive into “The Sanctuary,” episode eight for Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery.

“The Sanctuary” takes the Discovery crew to Book’s homeworld of Kwejian to help rescue it from Osyraa, the intimidating leader of the Emerald Chain. Meanwhile, Stamets and Adira continue their search for valuable information on the origin of The Burn. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery, S3 Ep. 8 – “The Sanctuary”

Star Trek: Discovery, S3 E4 – “Forget Me Not”

Today, we’re diving into “Forget Me Not,” the fourth episode for Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery.

Following Discovery’s visit to Earth, Dr. Culber expresses his concerns regarding the crew’s mental health. With most of them placing their hopes in the mantra “When we find the Federation,” Culber believes Adira’s repressed memories could hold the key to achieving that elusive goal. In contrast to exploring the 32nd Century, this episode takes us on more emotional and internal journey. Not just for Adira, but for the entire crew. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery, S3 E4 – “Forget Me Not”