About

Chris loves Star Trek. Rachel has never watched it. Until now.

This is a podcast where Rachel and Chris talk about each episode of the original Star Trek Series, from the original pilot, getting her outsider’s perspective on one of the most influential Sci-fi shows of all time.

Chris

I can not remember a world without Star Trek. My dad had me watching it when I was really little. He tells me I would cry when Kirk and Spock would fight. I still do.

I love all Star Trek. TNG, DS9, Voyager, even Enterprise, I love them. I love the new movies, I love the animated Filmation series. I just love Star Trek.

Rachel

For as long as I can remember, I have not watched Star Trek. I was brought up not watching it, by parents with very clear views on what aspects of 1960s culture were acceptable. Star Trek was not for us. Plays, history and soul music were for us, Star Trek was for science-y types and I never considered watching it, even for a second.

Not much changed when I got together with Mr Star Trek 9 years ago, nor when I married him in 2010. My only concession was watching (and enjoying) the film Star Trek (2009) but I would never watch the TV show. Or so I thought.

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Rachel was already experimenting with dressing like Chris by 2014. Perhaps this show was inevitable.