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Into the Wormhole with Larissa and Lauren
88 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
The Cage and Strange New Worlds
Fans are constantly getting more sneak peaks for new Star Trek shows, including 2022’s “Strange New Worlds.” The ladies go back to the beginning and watch the TOS pilot “The Cage”, getting deep into the episode that started it all. Will Number One finally get to have something nice? Will we have more aliens that are just humans wearing brain hats? Will the doctor sport a baby blue bathrobe? Speculations engage! Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
67 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
That cutie Picard just can’t help stumbling into a few space romances as he explores the galaxy! Larissa and Lauren discuss some of the most iconic women to ever catch the captain’s fancy during TNG: Vash, Nella Daren, and Kamala. Of course, things wouldn’t be complete without going into Picard’s friendship and feelings towards our favorite tap-dancing doc, Beverly Crusher, and what happens when her presence is involved in these relationships as well (SPOILER: GOOD FRIEND MOMENTS AHEAD). Set phasers to STUNNING, my dear! Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
62 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Star Trek Villains: Shinzon
2002’s movie Nemesis gave Tom Hardy his first big Hollywood role as Shinzon, Picard’s clone that is moody AF, obviously the bad guy, and knows how to wear a cape. The ladies adore Hardy and his noteworthy performance, but lament the final TNG movie that lacked true TNG vibes and the wasted potential of Shinzon’s character. CONTENT WARNING: Includes discussion about sexual assault. Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
56 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Music Therapy in Star Trek: IDIC Podcast Festival
Larissa and Lauren are excited to share their live podcast from the recent IDIC Podcast Festival (presented by Women at Warp)! They are joined by board-certified music therapist and Trekkie Amanda Maestro-Scherer to talk about instances in the franchise in which characters have therapeutic relationships or experiences with music. The trio discuss possibilities for the future of expressive therapies, the role that science fiction could play in pushing forward a more holistic approach to care, and how the EMH is the perfect candidate to be a space music therapist. Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
64 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Star Trek REMIX: The Measure of A Man and Author, Author
As we all know, Star Trek not only has a history of repeating itself, but also a history of touching on themes of human rights, equality, and the laws that uphold them. L+L look at two episodes that focus specifically on the rights of AI characters, TNG’s “Measure of a Man” and VOY’s “Author, Author”. They find some similarities and a LOT of differences. Does “Measure of a Man” hold up? (Spoiler: of course it does). Did the EMH’s holonovel trial change anything for the Mark Ones? (Spoiler: maybe not?). Is it even fair to compare any episode of TV to “Measure of a Man”? Theme Song Remix by No Stress. Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
69 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Villains: God Save The Borg Queen
The ladies come out of their alcove to talk about the second character in their Star Trek Villains series: THE BORG QUEEN! First introduced in 1996’s movie First Contact, The Borg Queen is a character who is cool for about 15 minutes before you really start thinking about it. What comes next is a conversation about why BQ came to be in the first place (spoiler: because MOVIE), how she was further explored in VOY, and THANK GOD they did not give her heels, because how inefficient would that be for a Borg??? Come Listen. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
67 minutes | May 20, 2021
Larissa’s Fav Asians on Trek
It’s API Heritage Month, and what better way to celebrate than to discuss Larissa’s favorite API characters from Star Trek? From Sulu to Georgiou, L&L get into a deep and sometimes silly discussion about the representation of the Asian diaspora in the franchise and what it meant personally to Larissa as a member of both the API & Trek communities. P.S. John Cho is hot. Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
63 minutes | May 6, 2021
Star Trek Guest Stars: Iggy Pop
Yes. Yes, Iggy Pop was on Star Trek. Listen to Larissa and Lauren discuss how the icon Iggy Pop came to be Yelgrun, a Vorta who finds himself opposite of Quark and Gang in DS9’s episode “The Magnificent Ferengi.” Moogie! Rom! Nog trying to Starfleet sooooo haaaaard. And also, VORTA HAIR. Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
58 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Lower Decks Part 2: The Revenge of Peanut Hamper!
The ladies FINALLY continue their discussion on Star Trek’s animated cartoon Lower Decks. They laughed! They Cried! They thought oh gee, have I seen this episode that they’re referencing because I might be a little lost here with this joke… Find out why Microsoft Word is relevant in 2021, which one-episode TNG character stole the show, and what season 2 might bring us next. Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
62 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Our Very Own Year of Hell
TIME’S UP. Well, just on season one that is! Join the ladies as they celebrate a whole year of Into The Wormhole With Larissa & Lauren AND that darn ole pandemic by hearing them discuss Voyager’s episode “Year of Hell” with guest star Kurtwood Smith. Considered one of the better instalments of the series, Lauren admits that it’s not one of her favorite episodes and explains why. Larissa loves seeing the ship all messed up and BATTLE JANEWAY. A big THANK YOU to all our listeners for all your support during our first year! Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
68 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Going Where “Faith of The Heart” Takes Us
In 2001 Star Trek: Enterprise first aired and the fandom was introduced to a new crew, a space beagle, and…a song from the movie Patch Adams?!?! That’s right, the main title song – originally performed by Rod Stewart and written by Diane Warren – was created for the Robin Wiiliams movie about a doctor helping patients by wearing a clown nose. Confused? It’s okay. Larissa gets to stretch her musician muscles and school everyone on the impressive career of Warren and the reason it was selected as the title song in the first place. Lauren is just angry and wants to smash things. Join us. Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
57 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Star Trek: Remix! The Naked Time & The Naked Now
Death by partying! Larissa and Lauren take on their second Star Trek Remix episode by comparing TOS’s “The Naked Time” and TNG’s “The Naked Now”. Both surprisingly early episodes, the ladies discuss why these stories would have been more successful if aired later in their respective series, the wonderfully ineffective hazard suits of TOS, and why they adore drunk Picard. Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
65 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Are you ready to talk about DU-HOT in the first Villains episode?!?! Larissa and Lauren sit down for a casual chat about Marc Alaimo’s portrayal of Dukat, the ultimate Cardassian in Star Trek. From his complicated relationships to his role as a cult leader in the last season of DS9, the ladies discuss what exactly made Dukat a fan favorite and an unforgettable character. Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
71 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Guilty Pleasures: Havens Help Us!
It’s 2021 and Larissa and Lauren fully support indulging in all your vices a bit- Romulan Ale, a Troi-sized chocolate sundae, and those Star Trek episodes that you KNOW aren’t very good but – gosh darn – you just love them. In this episode, the ladies each pick a guilty pleasure episode for different reasons. Larissa’s pick of VOY’s “Fair Haven” is all about Kathy finally getting some well-deserved action, which leads to an honest discussion about the romantic and sexual challenges of Voyager’s situation. Lauren nominates TNG’s “Haven” due to the glory that was season one’s art direction, everything from Armin Shimerman’s Pee-wee’s Playhouse Face-in-a-box appearance to an alien crew flying around in a Lisa Frank mood ring. We know we’re wrong, but it feels so right. Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
66 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Let’s Cry About “Dark Page”
What’s more festive than watching a super emotional episode of TNG with your sister? Larissa’s OG Number One and board certified music therapist, Amanda, is this week’s special guest! The sisters discuss the TNG episode “Dark Page”, which is the last appearance of Lwaxana and Deanna Troi together onscreen. They get deep into the impressively accurate depictions of repressed trauma, metaphoric manifestations of barriers around that trauma, the relationships between mothers and daughters, and the importance of remembering loved ones who have died. There are tears. It is heartwarming. If you’re interested in learning more about music therapy, visit Maestro Music Therapy at maestromusictherapy.com! Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
68 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Oops, the Federation are Colonizers, Happy Thanksgiving!
With Lauren on maternity leave, Larissa invites Ashley and Tavius from “The Mixer” to have an entertaining and intense conversation about how the heart of Trek can sometimes be in cognitive dissonance with its presentation of the Federation as a military style hierarchical empire. Is the Federation even a democracy? Is Bajor basically Puerto Rico? Do we want to see “Star Trek XVII: Fall of the Federation”? It’s a great time to come to terms with our inherent colonialism! Happy Holidays! Check out The Mixer! https://www.legaltobrew.com/ Check out Spooning in the Apocalypse! http://spooningintheapocalypse.com/ Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
68 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Lower Decks 1-3: Infinite Trek References in Infinite Combinations
Lauren and Larissa discuss the first few episodes of “Star Trek: Lower Decks” and cover the rapid fire Trek references, diversity in the voice cast, “buffer time”, and how big a nerd they think Mike McMahan might be. P.S. This is Lauren’s last episode before her maternity leave! Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
61 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Spook Trek: Happy Halloween!
BOO! Time for Pumpkin Spiced everything, warm Bajoran sweaters, and Star Trek Halloween viewings! Larissa and Lauren each nominate an episode to see if they deliver spooky Trek vibes. First up is Larissa’s nostalgic pick, TNG’s “Night Terrors”, known for its iconic scene of Crusher surrounded by a room of seemingly reanimated corpses and- unfortunately- many moments of Troi flying through a green mist asking “WHERE ARE YOOOOUUUUUU?”. Next is Lauren’s blind viewing of ENT’s “Impulse”, selected for the simple promise of Vulcan Zombies. Will they be frightened for all the right reasons? Join them and find out! Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
71 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
The Maternity Episode
To celebrate Lauren’s pandemic pregnancy, The ladies are talking Star Trek maternity episodes and all the fun sci-fi issues that come along with it! This means focusing on one of the most pregnancy-related episodes, TNG’s “The Child” with Troi (and a very bizarre-acting Riker), DS9’s “The Begotten” with Kira’s and Odo’s stumble into parenthood, and other topics like why Worf shouldn’t be your first choice for a Doula. And no, Lauren’s baby isn’t a glowing ball of light, OR shape-shifting space goop, OR a result of weird alien-sand-telepathic-whatever, so don’t ask! Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
57 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Into The Wormhole is Judged by Your Inner Child is an Idiot
Remember how Q was judging Picard and all of humankind? That’s pretty much how Larissa and Lauren feel as they continue their discussion with Damon and DJ of Your Inner Child is an Idiot! The Next Gen chat continues while the ladies await the final verdict from their fellow podcasters. Is it Warp 9 all the way, or do Damon and DJ need to be transported to the nearest M class planet stat?!? Subscribe to catch all the new episodes and follow @intothewormhole.podcast on Instagram for more!
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