Sep 14, 2018
Gender: a word that seems simple at first, and in days past had a limited definition. But as with all language, the meanings of words change with use and context. Dictionary.com defines gender (in relation to life forms, and not grammar) as:
1. either the male or female division of a species, especially as differentiated by social and cultural roles and behavior:the feminine gender.
2. a similar category of human beings that is outside the male/female binary classification and is based on the individual's personal awareness or identity.
Enterprise's twenty-second episode of season two dives into this construct called gender, and could arguably be the most important episode of the series. At the time of airing, it was considered very forward-thinking; today, it could be considered eerily prescient.
In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola are joined by special guests Dan Deevy of Gaaays in Spaaace and Barry DeFord of Politreks to tackle the episode "Cogenitor". They discuss friendly encounters, the difference between gender and sex, Andorians mating in fours, imposing human cultural values on another civilizations, necessity bringing about change, and whether they think Archer was right to deny asylum to the cogenitor.
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31)
Welcome Dan and Barry! (00:02:23)
Disclaimer and Points of View (00:03:40)
Star Trek: Generations (00:06:50)
First Contact Without Charging Weapons (00:08:40)
A Third Gender (00:18:15)
Gender is a Social Construct (00:26:30)
The Needs of the Many... or the One (00:37:08)
Cultural Values (00:51:15)
What Would Archer Do? (01:01:45)
Final Thoughts (01:20:28)
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola
Dan Deevy and Barry DeFord
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)