Sooooo, how do you feel about Star Trek?
Because I love Star Trek. It has strong visions of what society could be and takes some big swings to try to show those visions as achievable. Sometimes those swings land, and other times they miss in interesting ways. Its vision(s) of utopia are fun to crack open and look at, so I’m co-hosting a podcast to do so!
Before the Future Came is a podcast hosted by Lucy Arnold, Gregory Avery-Weir, and yours truly that is not quite yet about Star Trek. Until the SAG-AFTRA strike is over1, we are turning our brains to examining utopias in science fiction books, comics, non-struck visual media, etc. Our approach is queer, (prison/police) abolitionist, anticapitalist, and socialist, and we will examine the works through those lenses (among others). Each ep’s work will be thematically linked to the previous selection in some way.
You don’t need to read the books or watch the media with us to enjoy the podcast. You also don’t need to be a huge fan of particular sci-fi works or Star Trek. You just need to want to hear some folks analyze and geek about some (usually) good sci-fi media.
Come listen to my shit.
- SAG-AFTRA has asked podcasters to not promote struck work, and we totally respect that.