May 17, 2021
This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Black Alert! Vera, Katie, and Livy journey into the unknown with Minisode 33: Star Trek: Discovery. We discuss the production troubles that led to successive showrunner changes and reboots, and the fascinatingly divergent iterations of the Star Trek universe that resulted, from Season 1’s explorations of imperialist warmongering and fascism to Season 3’s celebration of diversity and empathy, all of it built around the fascinating main character of Michael Burnham. Plus: Michelle Yeoh owns us, bury and resurrect your gays, Spock’s beard, justice for L’Rell, never forget the ship runs on mushrooms, captain catchphrases, Chief of Engineering Jett Reno, Vera IS that kind of person, Katie loves all the Star Treks, and all hail her most Imperial Majesty, Mother of the Fatherland, Overlord of Vulcan, Dominus of Qo’noS, Regina Andor: Philippa Georgiou Augustus Iaponius Centarius!