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Highly Logical: A Star Trek Podcast
68 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
"Stardust City Rag" / "The Impossible Box"
In episode 31, Angelo and Nicole break down "Stardust City Rag" and "The Impossible Box," episodes 5 and 6 of Star Trek: Picard. Topics include: violence, lowbrow Trek, addiction, trauma, and Seven of Nine's now canonical queerness.
64 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
"The End is the Beginning" / "Absolute Candor"
In episode 30, Angelo and Nicole break down "The End is the Beginning" and "Absolute Candor," episodes 3 and 4 of Star Trek: Picard. Topics include: Picard as an aloof mentor; class strife in the future; objects, books, and ephemera; and Romulan lore
53 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
"Maps and Legends"
In episode 29, Nicole and Angelo break down "Maps and Legends," episode 2 of Star Trek: Picard. They explore speciesist arguments against artificial life forms, skepticism toward Starfleet bureaucracy, and Star Trek's depiction of age-related illness and disability
73 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
In episode 28, Angelo and Nicole break down the series premiere of Star Trek: Picard, exploring Star Trek's fascination with artificial intelligence and synthetic life, considering Picard as an intergenerational figurehead, and unpacking the show's critique of Starfleet's neoliberalism
66 minutes | May 10, 2019
What We Left Behind (feat. Ira Steven Behr, Andrew Robinson, and Nana Visitor)
In episode 27, Angelo and Nicole take a look at What We Left Behind, a retrospective documentary about Deep Space Nine, co-directed by Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone. We share our thoughts on the film, and interview Behr, Andrew Robinson (who played Garak), and Nana Visitor (who played Kira Nerys).
63 minutes | Apr 26, 2019
"Such Sweet Sorrow" (Part 2) / "Relativity"
In episode 26, Nicole and Angelo link part 2 of the Star Trek: Discovery season two finale with the Star Trek: Voyager season 4 episode “Relativity.” This week we tackle time travel as ctrl+alt+delete, messianism, and Discovery's far-flung future.
62 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
"Such Sweet Sorrow" (Part 1) / "Twilight"
In episode 25, Nicole and Angelo link part 1 of the Star Trek: Discovery season two finale, "Such Sweet Sorrow” with the Star Trek: Enterprise season 3 episode “Twilight.” This week we tackle disabled captains, Starfleet speciesism, destructive spheres, and letters to home.
67 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
"Through the Valley of Shadows” / "The Menagerie"
In episode 24, Angelo and Nicole link Star Trek: Discovery 2x12, "Through the Valley of Shadows” with the Original Series two-parter “The Menagerie.” This week we tackle Pike, disability, and the future. (With apologies for Nicole's clapping and Angelo mangling the title "Trials and Tribble-ations")
57 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
"Perpetual Infinity" / "Year of Hell"
In episode 23, Angelo and Nicole look at the Star Trek trope of the depressive time-traveller, linking Star Trek: Discovery 2x11, “Perpetual Infinity” with the Star Trek: Voyager season four two-parter “Year of Hell.” Topics include: time travel as academic mastery, the scientific method, Chakotay’s authority issues, Control as messianic proto-Borg, and the evolution of sadboi Tyler.
48 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
"The Red Angel" / "Q Who"
In episode 22, Nicole and Angelo explore Star Trek's fascination with time-travelling tricksters, linking Star Trek: Discovery 2x10, “The Red Angel” with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s classic Borg introduction, "Q Who." Topics include: time travel, disability and body mods, pansexuality in the Mirror Universe, and the Borg.
61 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
"Project Daedalus" / "Conspiracy"
In episode 21, Angelo and Nicole detect something rotten in the state of Starfleet, linking Star Trek: Discovery 2x09, “Project Daedalus” with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s season 1 classic “Conspiracy.” Topics include: bodysnatcher admirals, AI run amok, the Borg and their antecedents/descendants, character deaths past and present, body horror, and Michael Burnham as centre-of-the-universe.
58 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
"If Memory Serves" / "The Cage"
For their 20th episode, Nicole and Angelo head back to Talos IV, linking Star Trek: Discovery 2x08, "If Memory Serves," with Star Trek's original pilot "The Cage." Topics include: Star Trek's history of progress and regress, characters in transition, and the trope of facial disfigurement, plus an ode to Number One.
60 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
"Light and Darkness" / "Timeless"
In Episode 19, Angelo and Nicole look at DISCOVERY 2x07 and VOYAGER's classic hundredth episode "Timeless," directed by LeVar Burton. They talk about time paradoxes, unethical technological innovations, and anti-Klingon prejudice, and yearn for a Geordi La Forge/Harry Kim buddy comedy.
62 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
018 - "The Sounds of Thunder" / "Second Skin"
This week, Angelo and Nicole explore STAR TREK: DISCOVERY 2x06, "The Sounds of Thunder," and DEEP SPACE NINE's "Second Skin." Topics include: inter-species conflict, alien as other, life under occupation, religion and agnosticism in Star Trek, and the great Garak.
56 minutes | Feb 19, 2019
017 - "Saints of Imperfection" / "Vanishing Point"
This week, Nicole and Angelo explore STAR TREK: DISCOVERY 2x05, "Saints of Imperfection," and ENTERPRISE 2x10, "Vanishing Point." Topics include: Star Trek resurrections, transporter accidents as trauma narratives, and the stodgy white captain tradition.
61 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
016 - "An Obol for Charon" / "Force of Nature"
Angelo and Nicole pair DISCOVERY 2x04, ""An Obol for Charon," with THE NEXT GENERATION's season 7 episode "Force of Nature." Topics discussed include: space travel, the ethics of warp, the evolutionary potential of Kelpiens, and accessibility in space, including a discussion of a recent DGC panel on design in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY.
57 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
015 - "Point of Light" / "Thine Own Self"
Nicole and Angelo pair DISCOVERY 2x03, "Point of Light," with THE NEXT GENERATION's season 7 episode "Thine Own Self." Topics discussed include: Starfleet sexism, Klingon palace intrigue, Vulcan family psychodrama, command training, and Star Trek's history of between-season course correction.
57 minutes | Jan 28, 2019
014 - "New Eden" / "The Apple"
Angelo and Nicole tackle DISCOVERY 2x02, "New Eden," and the Original Series episode "The Apple." Topics discussed include: Starfleet's history of colonial intervention, the Prime Directive, and away team hijinks. #startrek #startrekdiscovery
56 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
013 - "Brother" / "Yesteryear"
Angelo and Nicole return with a look at Star Trek Discovery's Season 2 premiere "Brother" and The Animated Series gem "Yesteryear." Topics discussed include: Discovery's evolving aesthetics, the captain as daddy, the new redshirts, and Sarek's unorthodox parenting. #startrek #startrekdiscovery
60 minutes | Jun 6, 2018
012 - On Science
Nicole and Angelo delve into Star Trek's relationship to science, focusing on The Next Generation's "Timescape" and Voyager's "Scientific Method." Topics discussed include: the scientific method, eugenics, sexism in science, Data as control sample, utopian vs. dystopian scientific experiments, and Star Trek as inspiration to scientists,
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