Episode 43: Space Snacks, Complex Conflicts & Federation Bias

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Trek Table Episode 43 dives deep into Star Trek Discovery Season 4 Episode 10, "The Galactic Barrier".  Alison De La Cruz, Claudia Alick, and Maia Mills Low welcome back guest Lulu Matue and newest guest Dr. anupama jain.  Together, they discuss space snacks in that Federation Task Force, the complicated conflicts and discovering Tarka’s backstory as well as some deep conversations about Federation Bias.  


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