“This isn’t a romance. It’s a horror story.”
Anika and Liz take a look at TNG’s “Sub Rosa”. And, you know, we try really hard to be positive about matters Trekkish, even in the face of (say) a favourite character taking a photon torpedo in the face.
But there’s no getting around it: “Sub Rosa” is terrible.
We talk about consent, depictions of sexuality in Star Trek, and the … interesting takes on this episode from the people who made it.
We also discuss…
- Star Trek and gothic fiction: a combination doomed to failure?
- Why the only man for Major Kira is (prime) Gabriel Lorca
- The new comics setting up the Picard series
- Beverly’s approach to relationships
And we wonder, does Ronin help out around the house? Do the dishes? Probably not!
Note: Given the nature of “Sub Rosa”, we’re discussing sex and rape far more than in the average episode.