Star Trek is known for making forward thinking and social commentaries on today's issues. "The Outcast" is no exception. In The Next Generation's fifth season, we experience first hand the writers' take on gender issues and equality. These issues are just as relevant today as they were in 1992.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Lee Hutchison, Richard Marquez, and Amy Nelson discuss the J'naii, an androgynous race. The J'naii consider identifying as male or female as a sickness and as such, must be treated. We learn of this species' treatment of those who are different and reflect upon how we now treat those who are sexually different from ourselves.
Valentines Day (00:00:38)
Looking Back To 1992 (00:02:24)
The Sexes (00:09:22)
Gender Neutral (00:22:21)
Bullying and Childhood (00:29:12)
The Outcast in 2017 (00:32:03)
Gay Characters in Star Trek (00:39:25)
I Love You (00:52:15)
Riker and Troi (00:58:13)
This is Star Trek (01:02:00)
Lee Hutchison, Richard Marquez, and Amy Nelson
Lee Hutchison (Editor) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E. Hueter (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
TNG Characters Who Play Music. Discussion on TNG characters who play musical instruments and the bands they might form or join.
New Picard Series. Discussion on the news that Jean-Luc Picard will be returning in a new Star Trek series.
Romulans in "The Enemy" and "The Defector." Discussion on what we learn about Romulan behavior and culture from the season three episodes "The Enemy" and "The Defector."
"The Chase" and Panspermia. Discussion on the science behind the theory that life can be introduced from space as seen in the episode "The Chase."
The Lost Episodes, Part 2. Discussion on two more never-produced episodes of The Next Generation.
Star Trek Las Vegas 2018. We provide tips for the upcoming Star Trek Las Vegas convention and share stories of our past experiences.
Favorite Character Moments Season 6. Each host brings their list of favorite character moments and why those moments are important to a specific character's development.
K'Ehleyr. Discussion on K'Ehleyr's appearances on The Next Generation and her importance to the show.
"Suspicions" Commentary. We provide a watch along commentary for the season six episode "Suspicions."
Fathers on TNG. Discussion on fathers on The Next Generation.