SyFy Sistas #021: Picard and the Sistas: Guinan, Lily, and Raffi

Three Black Women Who Speak Truth to Power

The SyFy Sistas look at the special relationship Captain Jean-Luc Picard maintains with three amazing Black women; Guinan, the El-Aurian bartender from his days on the Enterprise-D, Lily Sloane from his temporal incursion in the film Star Trek: First Contact (1996), and Raffaela (Raffi) Musiker, XO during his command of the Romulan evacuation and later his quest companion in the series Picard.

These three women have the ear of the Captain of the Enterprise D and E, the flagship of the Federation fleet, the Chief Contact with the Q Continuum, the Arbiter of Succession for the Klingon Empire, the Savior of Earth from the Borg Invasion, the face of the United Federation of Planets, and a few other things that only Yvette calls him. Our discussion ranges from their conversational styles to our appreciation of the TWA over ugly-ass wigs. But wait until you hear what Fran saw coming that no other SyFy Sista did.

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