Star Trek: Vulcan Biology

As we explained last week, this season we’re shaking this up by bringing in guests to help fill in some gaps in our shared pop cultural knowledge.

This week’s is a big gap: Star Trek.

Created by Gene Rodenberry and premiering in 1966, the seminal sci-fi series is famous for both its extensive cultural impact and its extremely dedicated fan base. We’re lucky to have two of those fans with us to guide our voyage, Zach Powers and Josh Powers.

For this introduction, we’re watching season one’s Space Seed and season two’s Amok Time and The Trouble with Tribbles.

You can watch these with a subscription to CBS All Access, Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu, or rent the episodes from the usual spots – iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play. Be sure to watch before listening to our discussion!