Mar 9, 2020 • 24M

Star Trek: Picard Nepenthe and the importance of caring

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Charlie Dorsett (they/she)
Welcome to Project: Shadow, a captivating podcast hosted by C E Dorsett, a nonbinary science fiction and fantasy writer. In this unique audio experience, Charlie takes you on a journey through personal essays that delve into the realms of life, writing, and media, weaving together threads of thought and imagination. Drawing inspiration from Metamodern philosophy, Project: Shadow embraces the complexity and contradictions of the modern world while exploring the intersections of identity, creativity, and the power of storytelling. Charlie's insightful reflections invite listeners to question conventional narratives and explore the myriad possibilities that lie beyond the surface. Each episode of Project: Shadow is a thought-provoking exploration, where Charlie examines the profound impact of media on our lives, offering fresh perspectives and unpacking the deeper meanings within our favorite books, movies, and TV shows. From the farthest reaches of science fiction to the enchanted realms of fantasy, Charlie guides you through the landscapes of the imagination, illuminating the transformative power of storytelling along the way. By sharing personal experiences and reflections, Charlie creates a warm and inclusive space for listeners to reflect on their own life and creative pursuits. Whether you're a writer seeking inspiration, a media enthusiast eager to engage in meaningful discussions, or simply a curious soul yearning for a fresh perspective, Project: Shadow is the perfect podcast for you. So, join C E Dorsett on this thought-provoking journey. Embrace the interplay of light and dark, the blending of the real and the imagined, as you embark on Project: Shadow. It's time to discover the untold stories, unlock the hidden potentials within ourselves, and reimagine the world in all its infinite possibilities. Tune in and let the adventure begin.
Episode details

Finally, a singularly great episode of Star Trek: Picard. For the first time in this series, everything worked together to craft a beautiful episode that forwarded the plot, distilled the theme, and made the characters live as themselves in a way that didn’t reveal the hand of the author to the extent of the previous episodes. Nepenthe was a moment of crystallization that re-contextualized most of the previous series and focused the story toward its eventually climax, but this episode did so much more than just bring life to the story. Star Trek: Picard is tell us a story that we rarely get to see. It is a story about how we deal with regret and learn to reconnect with the world that we cut ourself off from. As someone who’s done that, I see a lot more of myself in this story. What makes this series work is that it is showing a path to healing for those who have taken this dark path, and a warning for those who haven’t. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: YouTube Channel= Site: Twitter: Facebook: --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: