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Feminist Frequency's Star Trek Podcast
62 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Star Trek Discovery | Season 3, Episodes 12 & 13: “There is a Tide” & “That Hope is You, Part 2”
We’ve had amazing guests all season long, but much like Kirk and Spock, there’s really nothing like Anita and Ebony together. Back on the bridge for the final podcast of the season, Ebony is here with her thoughts and feelings on the conclusion of season 3 of Star Trek Discovery, season 4 predictions, as well as what we’ve all been waiting for: The Hair Report.Links Mentioned:twitter.com/ebonyasterFollow Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagram
67 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
Star Trek Discovery | Season 3, Episodes 10 & 11: “Terra Firma, Part 2” & “Su’Kal”
As season 3 of Star Trek Discovery heads towards its conclusion, and the mystery of The Burn is revealed, Anita welcomes returning guest YouTuber Steve Shives, as well award-winning science fiction and nonfiction writer, journalist and podcaster Annalee Newitz, here to discuss episodes 10 and 11. Listen in as our guests weigh in on the season as a whole, share some theories which would be devastating if true, and remind Anita why she started a Star Trek podcast in the first place.Make a Donation for our end of year campaign at http://www.feministfrequeny.com/donateFollow Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagramFollow Annalee:twitter.com/AnnaleeNNewsletter: http://thehypothesis.substack.comFour Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age - in stores Feb 2 - https://www.techsploitation.com/#/nonfiction/Follow Steve:youtube.com/steveshiveslemmelistenpodcasts.com
66 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Star Trek Discovery | Season 3, Episodes 8 & 9: “The Sanctuary” & “Terra Firma, Part 1”
Today on Feminist Frequency’s Star Trek podcast host Anita is joined by some very exciting guests. This episode sees the return of clinical psychologist Ali Mattu whose insights we’re always eager to hear. New to the podcast is Bobak Ferdowsi, a fault protection engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a very impressive Star Trek resume. Listen in as we offer our reactions, insights and headcanons on episodes 8 and 9 of the third season of Discovery, all while our guests fill in the gaps with those good good science facts and observations.Make a Donation for our end of year campaign at http://www.feministfrequeny.com/donate Follow Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagramFollow Ali Mattu:youtube.com/thepsychshowtwitter.com/AliMattuFollow Bobak Ferdowsi:twitter.com/tweetsoutloudinstagram.com/tweetsoutloud
60 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Star Trek Discovery | Season 3, Episodes 6 & 7: “Scavengers” & “Unification III”
Today on the podcast we’re halting the turbolift for special guests Charlie Jane Anders and Trace Dominguez to discuss episodes 6 and 7 of season 3 of Star Trek Discovery. Tune in as we give our (mixed) reactions to this pair of episodes, including head cannon plot-hole repair, lore references going all the way back to the original series, and why everything is better with a cat.Make a Donation for #GivingTuesday at http://www.feministfrequeny.com/donate Follow Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagramFollow Charlie Jane:https://twitter.com/charliejanehttp://happydancing.substack.com/Follow Trace:https://twitter.com/tracedominguezhttps://youtube.com/tracedominguez https://www.pbs.org/show/star-gazers/
65 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Star Trek Discovery | Season 3, Episodes 4 & 5: “Forget Me Not” & “Die Trying”
For today’s foray into the latest episodes of season 3 of Discovery, Anita is joined by Steve Shives and Laura Hudson. Both have previously been guests on Feminist Frequency’s Star Trek Podcast, and we’re excited to have them here to discuss episodes 4 and 5: “Forget Me Not” and “Die Trying”. Join us as we take a look at an interesting set of episodes, including the first trans character on Star Trek ever, as we continue to weigh in on whether what seems to be a promising season will ultimately deliver.Links Mentioned:Follow Steve: youtube.com/steveshivesFollow Laura: twitter.com/laura_hudsonFollow Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagram
40 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Star Trek Discovery | Season 3, Episodes 2 & 3: “Far From Home” & “People of Earth”
Season 3 of Discovery is getting goooooood, and joining Anita to discuss all the ways we enjoyed episodes 2 & 3 are special guests and Women Who Warp: Jarrah Hodge and Sarah Gulde. Join us we share our thoughts on characters old and new, make some season predictions, and even experience the catharsis of a good cry. If you’re here for The Hair Report make sure to listen until the end of the podcast where Ebony makes a brief appearance to share her…ah…thoughts.Links Mentioned:Star Trek Quarterly: a fanzine by Trekkies, for Trekkies! https://www.facebook.com/startrekquarterly.Women at Warp: www.womenatwarp.com or @womenatwarp on Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramCake is eternal https://twitter.com/jarrahpenguin/status/1322324706075312128?s=21Follow Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagram
49 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Star Trek Discovery | Season 3, Episode 1: That Hope is You
Not quite 930 years, but it’s been a minute since we talked Star Trek. Season 3 of Discovery is finally here and Anita and Ebony are back on bridge duty, going boldly into the 32nd century where Michael Burnham is making new friends and looking for old ones. We’re here to share our reactions to the first episode, from feelings about new characters and plot directions, to hopes and apprehensions for the season to come. Listen in as we give our rating, announce some of our many special guests this season, and deliver The Hair Report.Links Mentioned:Sarah’s Zine - Star Trek Quarterly: a fanzine by Trekkies, for Trekkies! https://www.facebook.com/startrekquarterly.Follow Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagram
45 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Star Trek Picard #10 - “Et in Arcadia Ego: Part II”
This episode of Feminist Frequency’s Star Trek Podcast finds Anita and Ebony discussing episode 10 of Picard, the final episode in the series’ first season. So… what did we think? Listen in to find out where we were impressed, what we found disappointing, and what we’re hoping to leave, full-speed, behind as we plot a course to season 2!Links Mentioned:“Is There Any Hope for Picard?” by Angelica Jade Bastién, Vulture, March 26, 2020 - https://www.vulture.com/2020/03/star-trek-picard-hope.htmlFollow Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagram
62 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Star Trek Picard #8 and #9 - “Broken Pieces” / “Et in Arcadia Ego: Part I”
Content Warning: This episode of the podcast contains discussions of graphic self harm and suicide.In a very timely guest appearance, Dr. Ali Mattu— clinical psychologist, host of The Psych Show, and friend of the podcast— joins Anita and Ebony to discuss not only Star Trek: Picard, but the state of the world and the unique cultural and psychological challenges we all currently face. After a bit of reflection, we are committed to diving into episodes 8 and 9 (the penultimate of the season) and doing our best to decide if we love this show, hate it, or somehow do both simultaneously. Hair Report is back, and we’re rating episodes in current WFH staple and favorite fashion choice of the denizens of Coppelius: yoga pants.Follow Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagramFollow Dr. Ali Mattu:The Psych ShowTwitter
51 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Star Trek Picard #6 and #7 - "The Impossible Box" / "Nepenthe"
Returning special guest Laura Hudson beams aboard to discuss episodes 6 and 7. Join us for our observations on major developments in this first season, disappointments in characterization, why we’re here for the bunicorn pizza, and why double-secret black-ops Romulans make the worst boyfriends.Follow Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagramFollow Laura Hudson:TwitterWebsite
46 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Star Trek Picard #4 and #5 - “Absolute Candor”/ “Stardust City Rag”
Returning special guest Steve Shives buckles his seatbelt and goes for a ride in the space trailer this week, and it was a wild time! Tune in for a discussion of the latest goings-on in the Exposition Quadrant, wherein Picard mixes it up with some pissed off Romulans; the crew of La Sirena add a new member to their ragtag group of losers; and we finally see a beloved, well-missed face. Links Mentioned: The AV Club dubbed Narissa and Narek...The V.C. Andrews Assassins The Bene Gesserit Steve Shives on Youtube and at Lemme Listen!Follow Us:Our WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagram
46 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Star Trek Picard | S01, E02 & E03: Maps and Legends / The End is the Beginning
Very special guest Sarah Gulde returns to the podcast to help us take a deep dive into episodes 2 and 3 of Picard. Together with episode 1, these three make up the exposition-heavy pilot of the show, laying the groundwork for what promises to be a rich and complex story which may challenge the boundaries of what we think of as a Star Trek narrative. Listen to hear our speculations and predictions, our thoughts on the ideal space trailer desert retirement, and of course, whose space curls reign supreme and why, on the Hair Report. Links Mentioned:The Ready Room - https://bit.ly/2UGsLFPSarah’s Zine - Star Trek Quarterly: a fanzine by Trekkies, for Trekkies! Now accepting articles, art, short fanfic, fake ads, reviews...anything that shows your love of Star Trek! Email submissions to email@example.com and check out our first issue on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/startrekquarterly. LLAP!Follow Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagram
45 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Star Trek Picard | S01, EP01: Remembrance
Welcome back aboard the USS Feminist Frequency Star Trek podcast! Brew up some hot Earl Grey and step right over and into a chair, because this season we’re tackling Picard, Patrick Stewart’s much-anticipated return to the titular role of Jean-Luc Picard— one of the greatest starship captains and operations managers of all time. TNG being the Star Trek title Anita and Ebony converge on, listeners can expect a lot of passion, awesome special guests, and even hotter Hair Reports this season, so make sure you’re subscribed!Follow Us:Join our PatreonOur WebsiteSubscribe on to FFR on Apple PodcastsSubscribe to our Star Trek PodcastTwitterInstagram
15 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
BONUS: Reactions to 1st PICARD Trailer
Reactions to 1st PICARD Trailer Marvel fans weren’t the only ones who got a special treat at Comic-Con this July. If you’re a Star Trek fan, you already know that there’s a brand new series on the horizon that focuses on what happens to everyone’s favorite winemaker and amateur archaeologist, Jean-Luc Picard after he retires from Starfleet. Well, a new trailer for the show just dropped, and we couldn’t resist sharing a little bonus episode with y’all about our reactions. Become a podcast backer at patreon.com/femfreq Tune in, subscribe, rate, and review for more! Star Trek: Picard | SDCC Trailer - Sir Patrick Stewart Returns - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbXy0f0aCN0 Become a backer of this podcast by joining our community on Patreon! Find us at patreon.com/femfreq Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://bit.ly/2bDhQUX
52 minutes | Apr 20, 2019
Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP14: Such Sweet Sorrow Pt 2
The season two finale is upon us and Ebony and Anita prepare for all the emotional hurdles this show throws our way. But let’s be real, a season finale on the scale that only Discovery can provide begs A LOT OF QUESTIONS. We have so many questions that we will never have answers for. But Ebony does get a resolution to the one question that has been haunting her for years. Tune in, subscribe, rate, and review! Become a backer of this podcast by joining our brand new community on Patreon! Find us at patreon.com/femfreq Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://bit.ly/2bDhQUX
63 minutes | Apr 13, 2019
Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP13: "Such Sweet Sorrow"
We're so close to the end of Star Trek Discovery's second season, but before we press the self-destruct button on the Recap FREQcast, let's race through some space corridors and figure out what happened in this week's episode! Anita is off taking time suit flying lessons, so Ebony was joined in the Keanu Reeves Memorial Studio by psychologist and Star Trek cheerleader, Ali Mattu for a rundown of all the fist-pumping moments "Such Sweet Sorrow" gave us. Check out Dr. Mattu's efforts to make psychology fun and easy to understand --and listen to him break down the psychology of science fiction at his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thepsychshowdotcom Tune in, subscribe, rate, and review! Become a backer of this podcast by joining our brand new community on Patreon! Find us at patreon.com/femfreq Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://bit.ly/2bDhQUX
43 minutes | Apr 5, 2019
Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP12: "Valley of Shadows"
As your intrepid hosts race ever closer to the end of Star Trek Discovery's second season and an explanation for the source of the mysterious seven signals, they take a moment to enjoy the growing closeness of Michael and Spock; the peek into Captain Pike's future; and those amazing Disco space suits. Joining Anita and Ebony on the bridge again is video producer, podcaster, and all-around great guy Steve Shives. Listen, rate, and review and keep the Star Trek malarkey coming! Check out Steve's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4qMoFPUEzSn4CurFLJkIQ Join us on Patreon: patreon.com/femfreq
51 minutes | Mar 30, 2019
Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP11: "Perpetual Infinity"
Anita manages to overcome sickness and adversity this week to lounge in the captain's chair for a rip-roaring* discussion of the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery! This week we discuss the resilience of the powerful mother trope; the developing sibling relationship between Spock and Burnham; and when to just stop asking questions about the technobabble and embrace the timey-wimey loopiness. Tune in, subscribe, rate, and review! Become a backer of this podcast by joining our brand new community on Patreon! Find us at patreon.com/femfreq
46 minutes | Mar 23, 2019
Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP10: "Red Angel"
This week’s episode is a wild hayride of emotion for your two intrepid hosts (just kidding, we keep it pretty chill)! Joining us on the pod is writer, video producer, and Star Trek fan Steve Shives, who does a pretty good job of keeping things rational and coherent. Tune in and listen to Anita introduce a new segment (“The Costume Corner”); nod along as Ebony vibes to Spock and Burnham’s sibling snark; and clap vigorously as Steve confirms that DS9 is amazing, the end, no arguments. Check out Steve’s work on his YouTube channel, where he tackles politics, social issues, Star Trek, pop culture, and general smartassery and tomfoolery: https://www.youtube.com/user/stevelikes2curse/videos. Or take a listen to his great podcast work at Lemme Listen: https://www.lemmelistenpodcasts.com/the-ensign-s-log Listen, rate, and subscribe -- and hey, why not join our new Patreon community? Head over to https://www.patreon.com/femfreq and join the fun!
47 minutes | Mar 16, 2019
Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP09: "Project Daedalus"
On this week's episode, Anita and Ebony spend about 47 minutes marveling at some absolutely stunning fan art: https://www.flickr.com/photos/femfreq/47334419082/. With the time they have left, they discuss their joy at FINALLY getting some backstory on Airiam, only to have her spoiler. Fuzzy Spock is growing on both of us (just like his beard is taking over his face) and Captain Pike reminds us all that he can be talked into absolutely anything. Shout out to @barez_mardukhi for his artistic vision!
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