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. :~)
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!
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.
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.