We put our thinking caps on this week as writer and editor Eleanor Tremeer joins the show to talk about allegory in Trek, specifically how tragedy and atrocity in Star Trek reflects events in our own world. We discuss the Swiftian inspirations for Star Trek, the Holocaust metaphors present in episodes like “Remember”, the ways in which societies attempt to process tragedy, and the maturing of Star Trek allegorical storytelling from TOS to Disco!
It’s a discussion of brobdingnagian proportions!
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