Monday, November 3, 2014
EPISODE 22 - "HAS STAR TREK FAILED FEMINISM?"
Since its inception Star Trek has been a vital progressive force for promoting racial diversity in film and television. But how has it truly fared at creating genuinely strong roles for women? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton are joined by special guest Jarrah Hodge, the pop-culture blogger behind Trekkie Feminist, for an in-depth and comprehensive look at the evolution of female characters across the franchise's near-fifty year run. What have the writers and show-runners gotten right, and what have they gotten wrong? Which series has the best track record for positive representation? And how do we best make sense of episodes like "Angel One," "Bound" or "Turnabout Intruder?" This is one mission you don't want to miss, so listen in as we take an irreverent and hard question-filled look at Trek's rich and complex history.
For further information on women's roles behind-the-scenes, check out Jarrah's excellent posts highlighting the female writers, directors and other key creative players who have contributed to Trek's impressive legacy.
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