In this episode, Barry and Shashank discuss, at length, toxic fandoms in the Star Trek Community, and in other communities.
Shashank takes into account a core logic of toxic behavior that exists within the current political world, and connects similarities to how many behaviors are mirrored by those who are abusive, hold a narrow view of what a fandom is, and can classically be seen as trolls.
Barry, on the other hand uses a perspective of Leftist philosophy to reveal how as political views and ideals change, so does fandom and franchises.
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