Archive for July 2015

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Star Trek made a name for itself on television in the 1960's, but arguably would never have made it into the movie theatres and beyond without the help of Star Trek Conventions - events that brought fans together then and now keep the excitement of Star Trek alive.  As we have just lived through Comic-Con 2015, this week Mike and Barry discuss their experiences with various Star Trek conventions and some of the Trek stars they have encountered in their travels.  Episode 46 is online, "The Wrath of Cons."

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This week, Mike and Barry discuss how certain medical ethics question are addressed in Star Trek.  Even today, certain areas of the medicine are controversial, from questions of stem cell research to performance enhancing drugs and genetic manipulation.  In the future presented in Star Trek, the ethics of certain medical procedures remain just as uncertain.  Join us as Mike and Barry talk about these questions, how an "enlightened" society might deal with them, and how they relate to the problems we have today.  Episode 45 is Online: "Medical Ethics in Star Trek".

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