Star Trek

  • Feminism

    The Benefits of Being Vulcan

    During COVID times my youngest child TD and I have made a pact to watch all of the Star Trek films. All 13 movies from the very first full-length feature with Shatner’s Kirk to the most recent revival of the Kirk and Spock universe. I love every single one of those movies, even the less well-reviewed ones. Captain Kirk’s birthplace…

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  • QuickiesNichelle Nichols showing her Lego astronaut ring

    Quickies: Celebrating Black joy in sci-fi, science, fatherhood, fitness, and nature…

    Well, I definitely missed the Friday Quickies this week. Oops. So let’s end the weekend by celebrating some Black joy and accomplishments in the wake of Juneteenth. (And, yes, these selections are totally biased towards my loves of Star Trek, astronomy, and fitness.) Listen to the amazing Nichelle Nichols talk about the era of blaxploitation in film and how Dr.…

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  • Religionpeople at a table at chifi

    Cross-Post: Star Trek and Humanism – The Novels Part One

    Editor’s Note: This cross-post originally appeared at Grounded Parents and is written by Lou Doench. ***** At last month’s panel on The Humanism of Star Trek at the Chi-Fi convention, moderated with an iron fist by the bad ass Jennifer Cross, I brought up during the all too brief question and answer period that I had had a lot of my…

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  • Events

    Skepchicks in Disguise

    SkepchickCON at CONvergence is one of the best Skepchick events of the year. It has got science and geekiness and alcohol, so it’s basically the best thing ever. My personal favorite part this year was the fantastic cosplay by our own Skepchick network contributors. Most of you probably weren’t able to attend SkepchickCON this year and it would be sad if…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: May 19 – May 25 on the Skepchick Network

    Rise and shine! It’s time to start the day! But don’t hurt yourself. Start out by reading these highlights from the Skepchick Network. Then we’ll work on putting on some pants. Teen Skepchick Vocal Criticism of Religion Beccy continues her series on the history of atheism. Suspension of Disbelief: Star Trek Into Darkness Eddy reviews the latest adventure of the…

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