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Trekosophy s03e12: The Strange Case of the Giant Ravioli Space Baby

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Actually, we’re not going to talk about the Giant Ravioli Space Baby™. Instead, the topic is about the other star of the show, Dr. Leah Brahms. Specifically, we discuss the morality of using someone’s image for uses of which the person might not approve. Seems like a simple enough topic, but we (actually, mostly just Ben) sure have a lot to say about it!

Phlox

Trekosophy s03e11: Hierarchy for a Dream

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The Hierarchy. Potato-heads. Sontaran rejects. Whatever you want to call them, they are entertaining to watch. Perhaps their environment reflects a bit of our day-to-day work life? In any case, the Trekosophers discuss their first appearance in Voyager this time, Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy. In addition to the Hierarchy, we also discuss the private nature of dreams and fantasies and other interesting topics. Give a listen, won’t you?

Onaya

Trekosophy s03e10 – Musings on The Muse

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We’re back from our super-long Summer hiatus, and we’re ready to to start philosophizing again! For reasons that remain completely unknown to me at this moment, we chose to celebrate our return with… Uh, The Muse. The fourth-season Deep Space Nine episode that remains neglected by both critics and show fans alike. Hey, we could do worse… Like, Move Along Home worse…

Anyway, we do have some thoughts to throw around in this episode, including (but not limited to) the effect drugs have on creativity, the temptation to become immortalized because they might increase the quality of your work, and even Odo’s sincerity regarding his feelings toward Lwaxana Troi. Buckle up, it’s gonna be an interesting ride!

Edith Keeler Must Die!

Trekosophy s03e09: To Kill a Keeler

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NOTE: Due to unforeseen gaming this weekend, I wasn’t able to get this episode edited and posted in time for the usual 11pm Sunday deadline. I cleared it with Ben, with whom I was gaming at the time, and he gave me the okay to edit and post it a few days later, right before we shot some infected in Left 4 Dead 2. So, here’s our most recent recording, well and truly edited for you listening pleasure.

This time on Trekosophy, you won’t be able to get that mantra out of your head, “Edith Keeler Must Die!” Yes, we make a return visit to the philosophy of time travel—or is this our first visit? I just can’t keep the local continuum straight—to discuss the TOS episode, The City on the Edge of Forever. Was Kirk right to hold back Bones from rescuing Edith Keeler? Which ethical systems agree and which disagree? Find out what we think in this episode!

Admiral Ross and Julian Bashir

Trekosophy s03e08: I, Spy

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Continuing our discussion from earlier, we now turn our attention to the more international aspects of spying and the ethical decisions made in the Deep Space 9 episode Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges. Sadly, said discussion becomes derailed again, but we do have quite a spirited argument on whether or not the existence of Section 31 is justifiable.

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Trekosophy s03e07: Dukat’s Inferno

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Did Dukat cross the moral event horizon line in Waltz? Find out in this interesting episode of Trekosophy!

The Circle logo spray-painted on a wall in DS9

Trekosophy s03e06: Circular Reasoning

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Ben McLean’s favorite Star Trek episode ever, “The Circle”, gets the Trekosophy treatment today. We are Kirby-less and Bill-less this time, but we do have our guest host back, Ash Hulme, to help fill in the gap.

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Trekosophy s03e05: The Spying Game

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What originally began as a fascinating topic about Luther Sloan and Section 31 changed into a discussion about privacy, the NSA, and why most of the citizens of the United States are currently up in arms about being spied upon. It still turns out to be a very fascinating discussion, but we definitely digressed from Star Trek and Section 31. Our intentions are to return to this topic soon so we can better discuss things in a Star Trek context, but until then, enjoy the arguments for and against privacy. :~)

O'Brien as Falcon

Trekosophy s03e04: Triangle Trade

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For this episode of Trekosophy, we discuss the very controversial TNG episode “Triangle Trade”. Was Picard right in going as far as he did to bring down the Orion slave trade? Was Riker’s performance as convincing as his beard’s? And how about that surprise cameo at the climax! We discuss it all in this episode!

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Trekosophy s03e03: Klingon Philosophy Redux

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This week, we are joined by guest host Ash Hulme.  Taking a break from discussing genetic manipulation, we instead talk about Klingon philosophy again.  This time, however, we have a new perspective on the subject, so we what Ash has to bring to the table.

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