Meta Treks: A Star Trek Philosophy Podcast
About This Show
Meta Treks is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated to a deep examination of the philosophical ideas found in Star Trek. In each episode, Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison take you on a fascinating journey into the inner workings of Star Trek storytelling, deeper into subspace than you've ever traveled before.
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68: Midwifery Is Our Business
2 days ago
The Original Series Season 2 - Essential Trek Philosophy. Season 2 of Star Trek: The Original Series playfully explores human nature, what human nature is and what it could become, its place in the cosmos, and its relation to humanity's past, present, and future. From future Space Nazis in "Patterns of Force" to ancient Greek gods and Roman gladiators in space ("Who Mourns for Adonais?" and "Bread and Circuses"), TOS season 2 explores the best and the worst of human nature across the whole of human history. We also see the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise debate ethical questions about our relation to the unknown, from giant space amoebas in "The Immunity Syndrome" to the mystical powers of Korob and Sylvia in "Catspaw," along with the iterative development of one the defining concepts of the Star Trek universe, the noninterference principle known as "The Prime Directive." In this episode of Meta Treks, hosts Mike Morrison and Zachary Fruhling continue their philosophical retrospective of every season of Star Trek, discussing their top choices for "Essential Trek Philosophy" from season 2 of Star Trek: The Original Series. Chapters Intro (00:01:08) Amok Time (00:12:57) Metamorphosis (00:14:29) A Private Little War (00:18:32) The Omega Glory (00:23:26) Patterns of Force (00:31:31) The Immunity Syndrome (00:36:19) Return to Tomorrow (00:41:31) The Deadly Years (00:46:20) The Apple (00:51:32) The Changeling and The Ultimate Computer (00:53:30) By Any Other Name (01:02:26) Who Mourns for Adonais? (01:07:33) Bread and Circuses (01:21:11) Closing (00:00:00) Hosts Mike Morrison and Zachary Fruhling Production Mike Morrison (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Patrick Devlin (Associate Producer) Kay Shaw (Associate Producer) Kit Loffstadt (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)