PG Podcast - Episode 28 - Aayesha Siddiqui on Star Trek!
June 2017 (perspective of an assistant professor)
Aayesha Siddiqui (@aayesha) has been a devoted Star Trek fan for about 20 years. As a woman of mixed ethnicity, Star Trek has always been a way for her to explore what happens when wildly different cultures meet and learn to live together. She's been known to wear her science officer uniform out in public, just for kicks. Her proudest fan moment was producing a Star Trek trivia event – in particular, writing a round of questions about diversity and representation.
I've known Aayesha for a long time ever since we attended college together at MIT (during exactly the period when Enterprise was on the air). In this PG Podcast, we spend half an hour talking about our shared love for Star Trek – how we got into it, why it's especially relevant in current times, and what we would recommend for newcomers to the franchise.