I’m currently in the midst of a re/watch of the entirety of Star Trek, in order, including all of the series (except for TAS, which I’ll get back to at some point) and movies. I already saw nearly every episode of TNG, DS9, and Voyager when they first aired, but much of TOS was new to me, and I gave up on Enterprise even earlier than you did.

Watching this time around, so much has changed in my life, and I’m paying a lot more attention to social justice themes. DS9 was definitely my favorite of the franchise, and remains so; the strong, affectionate black male family bonds between the Siskos have even more meaning to me now that I’ve transitioned to male. TNG definitely had many missed opportunities for honest portrayals of LGBTQ folk. And continuing to watch Voyager after the finale of DS9 has been a real chore, because the later series is so weak in comparison. I’m not looking forward to Enterprise…

Re-watching these shows in the age of 24/7 web access means I’ve been spending as much time reading about the episodes as watching them. My ritual after each watch is to first read the Wikipedia entry, then Memory Alpha, then Keith DeCandido’s reviews on Tor for the shows he’s covered (TNG, DS9, and now TOS). Lots of interesting trivia (if you’re a Trekkie!)

Queer agender trans male. Black vegan atheist, photographer, blogger. Pronouns: they/them/their. funcrunch.org, patreon.com/funcrunch

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