The Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast Women at Warp is all about exploring the Star Trek story world through a feminist lens. The podcast began in 2015 when there were no other all-women podcast teams discussing feminism and the world Roddenberry created. With the addition of Kennedy Allen, Aliza Pearl, and Sarah Gulde, the podcast has its mission. “Women at Warp is a groundbreaking bi-weekly podcast committed to examining Star Trek from a feminist perspective, exploring Intersectional Diversity in Infinite Combinations with a rotating crew of seven hosts.”
Let’s congratulate the new hosts. Their bios are below, courtesy Women at Warp.
Listen to the New Hosts’ Introductions
Kennedy Allen wears many hats, but this actor, writer, vocalist, and award-winning producer will always declare her love for all things Trek!
A Philadelphia native, this “Trekspert” has hosted panels and lectures up and down the east coast, appearing at events such as New York Comic Con, BlerdCon, Greater Philadelphia Comic Con, BlerdCity, Balticon, Star Trek Mission: New York, and so much more.
You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @thatmikeychick (but don’t be rude ‘cause Auntie doesn’t play). Her hobbies include dismantling oppressive systems, comics, cosplay, craft beer, ax throwing, baseball, and Klingon opera.
Aliza Pearl is an improviser, actress, writer, Trekkie, RPG player, host, and content creator originally from Newark, NJ. Of African-American, Puerto Rican, and Afro-Caribbean heritage, Aliza explores identity and split cultural ties through sci-fi, comedy, and genre storytelling. Having gotten her start in musical theater, she regularly performs narrative improv with Ripley Improv, improvised Star Trek group “The Improvised Generation,” and an all-black female group Essence Improv.
On-screen acting credits include: Showtime’s “House of Lies,” “Days of Our Lives,” byuTV’s “Show Offs!” indie feature films “Something is Killing Tate” (Starz), “Faith Based,” “Everything Before Us,” “Newly Single,” and “Darkness Falls,” plus various short films (“Beached” with Nic Collins, “The End” with Matthew Philip Smith) and viral videos with YouTube giants WongFu Productions, Black and Sexy TV, and Comediva’s popular web series “BAMF Girls Club.” Her latest film project was acting in and associate producing a completely improvised anthology series with Ripley Improv, “As We Go Along.”
She has hosted for Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Pop Culture Hero Coalition (Chase Masterson’s anti-bullying nonprofit). She was a host and RPG performer in a “Carnival Row” docuseries “Into Carnival Row” and its accompanying RPG tabletop game, “The Heist on the Row”, all in partnership with Nerdist, Legendary TV, and Amazon. Aliza developed and is a cast member on the live tabletop RPG show “Blood of the Void” on QueueTimes (an all-Klingon campaign on Twitch); previous RPG shows include “Callisto 6” “Shield of Tomorrow” and “Overlight” (as Gamemaster) on Geek & Sundry, and “Rat Queens” on Hyper RPG.
She’s appeared on panels at Star Trek Las Vegas (STLV), San Diego Comic-Con, Los Angeles Comic-Con, Long Beach Comic Con, Virtual Trek Con, the Klingon Day of Honor, and Geek Girl Con in Seattle. Aliza has co-written Nerdist News, Nerdist Presents sketches, and music parodies including “Team Nerdist Hitman,” “Young King – Black Panther Jaden Smith Parody” (1.4 million views), and “Darth Vader Teaches Branding”; she wrote and starred in the comedy sketches “When Your Co-Worker Gets Back From Wakanda” and “Pizzazz: Where’s My Movie?”
You can find her on Twitter @AlizaPearl.
Sarah Gulde started watching Star Trek when TNG premiered in 1987 and has never actually stopped watching. Ever.
A Hugo Award Finalist for Best Fanzine, Sarah is the Editor-In-Chief of Star Trek Quarterly. She has appeared on podcasts such as Feminist Frequency’s Picard and Discovery recaps, as well as Trek panels at STLV, DragonCon, WorldCon, WisCon, GeekGirlCon, and others. You can also catch her in the Deep Space Nine documentary “What We Left Behind”. A longtime friend of the Women at Warp, she’s thrilled to join the crew!
Sarah lives in a former arboretum in Portland, OR. Find her on Twitter @sarahmiyoko.
Check out the podcast on womenatwarp.com.