Code of Honor [S1x04], or the Most Racist Episode of Television I’ve Seen in Years

My question is this: if we’re taking down episodes of old tv shows that we now know are incredibly racist, why the hell is Star Trek’s “Code of Honor” still on Netflix?

The Naked Now [S1x03]—How Star Trek Really Feels About Women

On its surface, the premise of “The Naked Now” is a good one: the entire crew is affected by something that makes them behave as though they are drunk…but the script divides its characters down a gender line: the women are stupid, incapable, horny, and serve no plot function, while the male characters resist their urges and solve literally everything.

Encounter at Farpoint [S1x01-02]—Star Trek’s Inherent Imperialism Problem

Q is presented by Star Trek: The Next Generation as a mischievous, untrustworthy villain—a barrier to the great glory of Starfleet’s mission: To boldly go where no man has gone before. But already we have a problem: how can you claim that no one has explored these areas, if every time you arrive on a new planet, you discover a new civilization? Isn’t that someone?

Star Trek: The Next Generation—A Modern Perspective From a Non-Trekkie

Growing up, I was never a viewer of anything Star Trek. The first Trek content I saw was JJ Abrams’s 2009 reboot, which gave me a skewed perception of what Star Trek really was (seeing as all JJ did was slap a Star Wars filter over the Star Trek universe). When COVID hit, and weContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation—A Modern Perspective From a Non-Trekkie”