The 1968 episode of Star Trek’s “Plato’s Stepchildren” features a groundbreaking moment as television’s first scripted interracial kiss when William Shatner locks lips with Nichelle Nichols.
Since then, every Star Trek series has tried to live up to the original series’ legacy of diversity, especially when it comes to sex and romance.
In the mid season finale on Star Trek: Discovery, Into the Forest I Go, we see a full on nude scene between Lieutenant Ash and Klingon warrior L’Rell. While everyone is mesmerized at seeing Klingon boobs for the first time, we have to ask ourselves, is this sex, rape, or a brutal medical process?
Oh and just before everything goes to hell, Lieutenant Stamets and Doctor Hugh Culver share the series’ first man on man gay kiss.
What the Trek?! Welcome to the podcast where we fabulously explore all the strange new episodes from the TV series Star Trek: Discovery.
I’m your ship’s captain, Fausto Fernós, who’s true love is the starship I command, which come to think of it gives a whole new meaning to going down with the ship.
Please meet my husband and first officer Marc Felion, who boldly ho’s where no ho’s gone before.
Welcome our ship’s sex therapist Colette Gregory, whose mind is really smart but her body is stupid, no disrespect.
And our ship’s science officer Brian Sweeney, whose only trouble with tribbles is getting them out of his butt.