Continuing our discussion from last season, the Trekosophers talk about the various side effects of genetic manipulation. More specifically, the mutants from the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 episodes “Statistical Probabilities” and “Chrysalis” are explored. Is it worth being genetically enhanced if the risk of such side effects are so great? Were the mutants correct about surrendering to the Dominion to save more lives? Does it help them have better singing skills? That’s a stupid question.
Well, the alternative title was “Highway to Gre’thor”. Thank goodness good taste prevailed. And, as the title(s) suggest, we discuss the Klingon afterlife. More specifically, we focus on Lt. Torres’ trip to the Barge of the Dead in the Star Trek: Voyager episode of the same name. Are Klingon’s beliefs in honor and the loss thereof fair or unfair? Was the entire experience just all in her head? And how does it all compare to our modern-day beliefs in the afterlife?
UPDATE: Seems we had some Voles chewing on the wires, so the wrong audio file was linked here. But we put Chief O’Brien on the case, so we’ve got it all straightened out now. I just hope there aren’t any more nests of the buggers around. Anyway, sorry for the inconvenience.
Welcome to 2014 and season 3 of Trekosophy! This season premier was originally just a test of new conferencing software and recording capabilities, but we decided to make something of it, so we take the opportunity to look back on 2013 and look forward to 2014. Even though it’s February already. Yeah, we never claimed to be punctual.
As 2013 draws to a close, we look back on… Well, no, we just talk about the various series’ endings. Alcohol flows more freely, so we leave the philosophizing behind for this episode and just discuss our own favorite series’ conclusions. We also look more in-depth into each one, whether or not it was our favorite, and just generally have a good time discussing their good parts as well as pick apart their bad parts. Join us for a relaxing Trek discussion on the ends of things.
So, I thought I had an episode ready to edit and post by this last Sunday evening, but it turns out that we just didn’t like it. Thus, we simply did not have an episode to post. I apologize for not getting this posted up sooner, but as I’m sure most of you are aware, the holidays can be quite a busy time of the year.
Regardless, we do have plans to record one more episode for this 2013 season and if all goes well, we will have it posted before the end of the year. If not, then I will take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :~)
Death. Along with taxes, it’s inevitable. Join us in our discussion of the end to life as we look into the ST:VOY episode, “Emanations”.
While we have discussed Khan in the past, including a different portrayal of the man, we never really discussed the ethics of genetic manipulation in general. We rectify that oversight with this episode of #Trekosophy. This is expected to be just the first part in a two- or three-part series on genetic manipulation, starting with the Eugenics Wars and Khan. Future parts will focus on Dr. Julian Bashir, the four misfits from Deep Space 9, and the Jem’Hadar.
Who would have thought that such a simple creature such as the Q would give us so many opportunities to discuss philosophy? This time, we focus on the sixth season TNG episode, “True Q”, and discuss the good and the bad of having omnipotent powers. What’s so bad about being able to do what you want, including bringing back long-dead friends or family members? Find out our thoughts in this week’s Trekosophy!
Our study of the Q continuum continues with our look into the Voyager appearances of Q. First, we discuss a little about Quinn and the much-heated debate regarding euthanasia. For the second half, we look into Q’s responsibility for his son and looking to the higher morals of Starfleet to help bring him up.
Trekosophy apologizes in advance for the poor audio quality of this episode. Skype and international calls; what can you do?
Because John de Lancie is the man, we’ve decided to devote at least one solid episode to his Star Trek character, Q. Although we primarily discuss his role in Hide and Q in this episode of Trekosophy, we’ll definitely be coming back to Q’s other appearances throughout the Trek universe in future episodes. For now, though, we tackle the age-old adage about power corrupting.