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.
In our drinking age episode of the second season, the Trekosophers debate whether or not the New Essentialists’ arguments are valid in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, Let He Who Is Without Sin. After coming to a quick resolution there, the discussion turns toward the B-story of the episode, regarding Bashir and Leeta’s breakup. Is sexual promiscuity wrong? Does marriage mean anything in the 24th century? Find out what we think in this week’s Trekosophy!
It was Bound to happen sooner or later. After a long time on our “to-do” list, the Trekosophy team finally decides to tackle the Hegelian analysis by watching the Enterprise season 4 episode, “Bound”. Yes, it was a difficult task having to sit through an episode with three hot Orion slave girls, but it had to be done. Gotta make sure we understand the master-slave dialectic, right? So we bring you our professional opinion on Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel through the Star Trek: Enterprise episode, “Bound”.
Constable Odo. The shapeshifting curmudgeon. The changeling interested in only justice. Oh, and Kira Nerys. In this episode of Trekosophy, we take a look through Odo’s oddly-shaped eyes to see the world as he does. Is he an absolutist? Is there a universal definition of justice? Are some things absolute in the universe, or is nothing absolute? We get philosophical as we try to see things as Odo sees them.
Sadly deficient of one Bill Allen, the rest of the crew decide to forge ahead with the topic of The Maquis. Is their defection from the Federation justified? At what point did they cross the line between fighting for a good cause and just fighting for the sake of killing Cardassians? Check out the episode and find out our thoughts. Oh, and one word of caution: Ben dominates about 70%–80% of this episode, but his thoughts are worthwhile.