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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Stars Talk Legacy, Moral Mistakes, and Female Empowerment

There are so many reasons to be excited about Star Trek: Discovery, and topping that list are stars Sonequa Martin-Green (who plays Michael Burnham) and Mary Chieffo (L’Rell). These are two women who seriously love what they do, and have thought very deeply about the impact of their work. And it shows.

Naturally, we were clamoring to discuss all matters Star Trek with Discovery‘s two female heroes, and we enlisted Trek superfan, Shield of Tomorrow star, and Fangirling correspondent Aliza Pearl for the job. Pearl sat down with the women to talk about their season-long trajectories, hopes for the future, and their creation of layered, morally complicated women.

Like what you saw there? Interested in more discussions with, by, and about women, where everyone—yes everyone (and yes, even you!)—is invited to nerd out about science and culture, talk about what matters, learn new things, nerd out over history, meet awesome ladies, and feel all your myriad feelings from a decidedly different point of view? Well let me go out on a limb and say that Fangirling is for you! And this season, we’ve got a heaping helping of everything you could want, every Wednesday on Alpha.

Besides, you’re not going to want to miss our fabulous guests, like Phoebe Robinson talking Game of Thrones in the Khaleesi Korner, Blue Planet II producer Orla Doherty, or our regular segments like “Worst Advice,” “Mansplain It to Me,” and “Real Fake Spoilers”!

So, really, you have no excuse. And why would you want to miss this? Get yourself in on the guilt-free fangirlsplosion with the hashtag #FangirlingIsBack. Who says being smart and having a lot of feelings are mutually exclusive?

Alicia Lutes is the Managing Editor, creator/host of Fangirling, and resident Khaleesi of House Nerdist. Find her on Twitter!

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