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036 - Engaging with Star Trek: Picard - Broken Pieces

PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast

Release Date: 03/29/2020

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PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast

While much of the developed world begins a slow path toward recovery from COVID-19, the disease has taken a toll of near apocalyptic proportions on our co-host Shashank's homeland of India. With that as our backdrop, he and Barry take a look at the diseases in Star Trek. Some are physical, some mental, some flavor of the week, some that stretch across seasons, but all of them are thought provoking and discussion worthy.

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PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast

Barry and Shashank return after an extended hiatus. They discuss their time away and jump straight to the main topic.

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PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast

PoliTreks is back with a very candid interview with our friend Bryson to talk about representation of Indigenous People throughout the life of Star Trek. Bryson brings his perspective as a member of the Mi’kmaq (*Pronounced Mig-maw) People of the east coast of Canada and the USA. We lay criticism where it is due, all while speaking about context and considering the social make-up of the time.

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PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast

In this episode, Shashank, who is doing this episode by himself and stuck in quarantine, much like Crusher who is left all by herself on the Enterprise, wondering if something is wrong with her or the universe, tries to make sense of the Broken Pieces of Picard.

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PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast

PoliTreks returns for the continuing analysis/review series of each episode of Star Trek: Picard! Shashank and Sara from Rewind break down in detail every scene of the episode, discuss easter eggs, overall themes and metaphors.

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PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast

Barry and Shashank get to chat with the talented and engaging Amrit Kaur, Indian-Canadian Actor who played Cadet Thira Sidhu in Star Trek: Short Treks - Ask Not. We delve into Amrit's career as an actor, writer, and activist, getting to know her inspirations, other projects, and what may be in store for her in the future!

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PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast

To unlock the mystery box that is episode 6 "The Impossible Box", John Krikorian of Trek Profiles guides Shashank through the Zhal Makh! The theme of Pinocchio, Borg assimilation and PTSD, understanding the Zhal Makh and more come up in our discussion.

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PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast

PoliTreks returns for the continuing analysis/review series of each episode of Star Trek: Picard! Accompanying Shashank on this exciting journey to Freecloud for the discussion of "Stardust City Rag" is the co-host of Literary Treks, Bruce Gibson!

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PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast

PoliTreks is back again with another installment of the Engaging with Star Trek Picard series. This time on the Artifact Grey Zone operating table is episode 4, Absolute Candor. Joining Shashank for this dissection is Jenn Tift, co-host of Snap Trek!

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PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast

PoliTreks returns for the continuing analysis/review series of each episode of Star Trek: Picard! Shashank and guest host Aly Martinez break down in detail every scene of the episode, discuss easter eggs, overall themes, metaphors and lament the continuing absence of Number One.

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PoliTreks returns for the continuing analysis/review series of each episode of Star Trek: Picard! Shashank and a guest host break down in detail every scene of the episode, discuss easter eggs, overall themes and metaphors.

In this episode, Shashank, who is doing this episode by himself and stuck in quarantine, much like Crusher who is left all by herself on the Enterprise, wondering if something is wrong with her or the universe, tries to make sense of the Broken Pieces of Picard. A summary of the episode later he talks about the crew's reaction to Jurati's murder confession and how this might derail the series' narrative power. He also reacts to Seven as the Borg Queen, Rios' breakdown and more.