Archive for August 2015

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If you had the ability to conjure up any environment, any fictional situation, any character or real person and have the ability to interact with them in any way you wanted, would you?  These are the questions posed by a number of Star Trek episodes that take place on that wonderful, futuristic invention known as the holodeck.  But what are the ethical limits to its use? How far could or should someone go in indulging their ultimate fantasies?  This week, Mike and Barry take a look at what the possible ethical questions might be when using this fantastic invention.  Episode 49 of the All Good Things Podcast is online, "Holodeck Ethics."

Star Trek Renegades: https://youtu.be/eE2Wgop9VLM

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"Never work with children or animals" is an old show-biz adage - we may get to Data's cat, Spot, in a future episode, but this week Mike and Barry discuss the featured young characters on Star Trek. Love them or hate them, they helped give young viewers someone to identify with and provided a more innocent perspective on the future. We look at the mail children characters of Star Trek, and the actors who played them this week in Episode 48, "And the Children Characters Shall Lead."

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Star Trek: Voyager offered a mixed bag of episodes - some amazingly-great, some near-great, and some not-so-great. This week Mike and Barry break it down and share their lists of the Top 5 and Bottom 5 episodes of the Delta Quadrant-based Trek series.  Did your favorite Borg episode make the list?  Was there one we missed that should've been left with the Kazon?  Re-explore those far reaches of the galaxy and download "Episode 47: Voyager Top 5/Bottom 5."

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