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Great news, trekkies: Voyager celebrates its 20th anniversary today! January 16th of 1995 marked the first episode of this intrepid series. This is especially exciting as it also marks the anniversary of the appearance of Star Trek’s first female captain and star of Voyager, Kathryn Janeway, played by Kate Mulgrew. Star Trek has had female captains before Janeway, but she was the only woman to serve as the lead character in a series. She later went on to ... Read More
Last week, New York Magazine published a near-comprehensive list, “The Most Feminist Moments in Sci-Fi History.” As author Devon Maloney mentions, science fiction has always been a relatively safe space to explore outlandish ideas like alternative gender roles or anti-racism. So cheers to that!  We’ve pulled some of our favorites, but check out the original article for enough femspiration to get you through the rest of the work week. ... Read More
  At 2013’s Denver Comic Con, a young lady dared to ask a very important question of Wil Wheaton, star of Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory: “When you were a kid, were you called a nerd, and if so, how did you deal with it? And his answer was perfect.    Without an ounce of condescension, he addressed to difficult topic with grace and compassion. It’s too rare that we’re reminded that as children and as ... Read More
I never really connected with Star Trek as a kid. I grew up with a Luke Skywalker action figure firmly gripped in one chubby hand and Darth Vader hectoring him from the other. The schism between the two sci-fi camps, Wars vs Trek, has been joked about forever. For me, the dashing heroism, the witty (to an eight-year-old) banter and sense of adventure in the Star Wars films made the stilted pseudo-science committee-meeting blather of Trek seem like a roomful of ... Read More
Now, I’m no Trekker – I was raised on Star Wars – but I do love me some George Takei. Whether he’s sassily taking on basketball player Tim Hardaway’s homophobic comments or brokering Star Peace and ridiculing Twilight, he’s proven himself over and over again to be a (fabulous) man among men. And he has done it yet again, posting a video of his “happy dance” in celebration of over $158,000 raised for Allegiance, his ... Read More
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