This week, Mike and Barry discuss Deep Space Nine's various religious practices, focusing specifically on the Bajorans and the Prophets, the Dominion and the Founders, and the Ferengi and their actual worship of greed and profit. We'll talk about how this series more than any of the others contentrated heavily on questions of faith and how it affected the characters, the plots and themes. We'll also compare them to other religions and faith practices throughout Star Trek, and see how they can help us learn about spiritual beliefs here back home. Episode 83 is online, "Prophets, Founders, and the Divine Treasury."
Archive for March 2017
As a follow-up to last episode's "Seasons to Skip" discussion, this week Mike and Barry concentrate on TOS Season 3. Much-aligned, controversial, with its shares of gems and duds, the final season of the original Star Trek also carries its share of opinions. Is it worth spending your time on, and if so what interesting nuggets can be gleaned from the series' final trip to the Final Frontier? More Discovery news, tiki glasses, and other items of interest make up Episode 82, "TOS Season 3 - What Is It Good For?"