S01E01. First Contact

Before the Future Came

Jan 2 2024 • 1 hr 18 mins

Content Warnings: body horror and self-injury; alcohol; frank discussions of sex, caste oppression, misogyny, and misogynoir. In honor of our first episode, Gregory brings Star Trek: First Contact, written by Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore and directed by Jonathan Frakes. We discuss Star Trek's views on exceptionalism vs. collectivism, the idea of destiny and the "right timeline," and the film's theme of fantasy and visions as figured worlds. For images discussed in this episode, visit the episode page on our website. We'd love to hear what you think! You can hail us at onscreen@beforethefuture.space, contact us on social media, or comment on our website at beforethefuture.space. Connections: Picard is assimilated into Locutus in the two-part episode "The Best of Both Worlds," the season 3 finale and season 4 opener for Star Trek: The Next Generation, which also depicts the Battle of Wolf 359. Lore takes control of a group of Borg in the two-part episode "Desce

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