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A podcast dedicated to charting the social, political, and philosophical issues that Star Trek explores.

A podcast dedicated to charting the social, political, and philosophical issues that Star Trek explores.
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Canada

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A podcast dedicated to charting the social, political, and philosophical issues that Star Trek explores.

Twitter:

@LogicalPod

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

"Such Sweet Sorrow" (Part 1) / "Twilight"

4/17/2019
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In episode 25, Nicole and Angelo link part 1 of the Star Trek: Discovery season two finale, "Such Sweet Sorrow” with the Star Trek: Enterprise season 3 episode “Twilight.” This week we tackle disabled captains, Starfleet speciesism, destructive spheres, and letters to home.

Duration:01:01:55

"Through the Valley of Shadows” / "The Menagerie"

4/10/2019
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In episode 24, Angelo and Nicole link Star Trek: Discovery 2x12, "Through the Valley of Shadows” with the Original Series two-parter “The Menagerie.” This week we tackle Pike, disability, and the future. (With apologies for Nicole's clapping and Angelo mangling the title "Trials and Tribble-ations")

Duration:01:06:30

"Perpetual Infinity" / "Year of Hell"

4/3/2019
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In episode 23, Angelo and Nicole look at the Star Trek trope of the depressive time-traveller, linking Star Trek: Discovery 2x11, “Perpetual Infinity” with the Star Trek: Voyager season four two-parter “Year of Hell.” Topics include: time travel as academic mastery, the scientific method, Chakotay’s authority issues, Control as messianic proto-Borg, and the evolution of sadboi Tyler.

Duration:00:57:25

"The Red Angel" / "Q Who"

3/28/2019
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In episode 22, Nicole and Angelo explore Star Trek's fascination with time-travelling tricksters, linking Star Trek: Discovery 2x10, “The Red Angel” with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s classic Borg introduction, "Q Who." Topics include: time travel, disability and body mods, pansexuality in the Mirror Universe, and the Borg.

Duration:00:48:25

"Project Daedalus" / "Conspiracy"

3/18/2019
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In episode 21, Angelo and Nicole detect something rotten in the state of Starfleet, linking Star Trek: Discovery 2x09, “Project Daedalus” with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s season 1 classic “Conspiracy.” Topics include: bodysnatcher admirals, AI run amok, the Borg and their antecedents/descendants, character deaths past and present, body horror, and Michael Burnham as centre-of-the-universe.

Duration:01:01:20

"If Memory Serves" / "The Cage"

3/11/2019
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For their 20th episode, Nicole and Angelo head back to Talos IV, linking Star Trek: Discovery 2x08, "If Memory Serves," with Star Trek's original pilot "The Cage." Topics include: Star Trek's history of progress and regress, characters in transition, and the trope of facial disfigurement, plus an ode to Number One.

Duration:00:58:28

"Light and Darkness" / "Timeless"

3/4/2019
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In Episode 19, Angelo and Nicole look at DISCOVERY 2x07 and VOYAGER's classic hundredth episode "Timeless," directed by LeVar Burton. They talk about time paradoxes, unethical technological innovations, and anti-Klingon prejudice, and yearn for a Geordi La Forge/Harry Kim buddy comedy.

Duration:01:00:24

018 - "The Sounds of Thunder" / "Second Skin"

2/25/2019
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This week, Angelo and Nicole explore STAR TREK: DISCOVERY 2x06, "The Sounds of Thunder," and DEEP SPACE NINE's "Second Skin." Topics include: inter-species conflict, alien as other, life under occupation, religion and agnosticism in Star Trek, and the great Garak.

Duration:01:02:03

017 - "Saints of Imperfection" / "Vanishing Point"

2/19/2019
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This week, Nicole and Angelo explore STAR TREK: DISCOVERY 2x05, "Saints of Imperfection," and ENTERPRISE 2x10, "Vanishing Point." Topics include: Star Trek resurrections, transporter accidents as trauma narratives, and the stodgy white captain tradition.

Duration:00:55:39

016 - "An Obol for Charon" / "Force of Nature"

2/11/2019
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Angelo and Nicole pair DISCOVERY 2x04, ""An Obol for Charon," with THE NEXT GENERATION's season 7 episode "Force of Nature." Topics discussed include: space travel, the ethics of warp, the evolutionary potential of Kelpiens, and accessibility in space, including a discussion of a recent DGC panel on design in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY.

Duration:01:01:23

015 - "Point of Light" / "Thine Own Self"

2/4/2019
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Nicole and Angelo pair DISCOVERY 2x03, "Point of Light," with THE NEXT GENERATION's season 7 episode "Thine Own Self." Topics discussed include: Starfleet sexism, Klingon palace intrigue, Vulcan family psychodrama, command training, and Star Trek's history of between-season course correction.

Duration:00:57:26

014 - "New Eden" / "The Apple"

1/28/2019
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Angelo and Nicole tackle DISCOVERY 2x02, "New Eden," and the Original Series episode "The Apple." Topics discussed include: Starfleet's history of colonial intervention, the Prime Directive, and away team hijinks. #startrek #startrekdiscovery

Duration:00:57:27

013 - "Brother" / "Yesteryear"

1/21/2019
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Angelo and Nicole return with a look at Star Trek Discovery's Season 2 premiere "Brother" and The Animated Series gem "Yesteryear." Topics discussed include: Discovery's evolving aesthetics, the captain as daddy, the new redshirts, and Sarek's unorthodox parenting. #startrek #startrekdiscovery

Duration:00:56:13

012 - On Science

6/6/2018
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Nicole and Angelo delve into Star Trek's relationship to science, focusing on The Next Generation's "Timescape" and Voyager's "Scientific Method." Topics discussed include: the scientific method, eugenics, sexism in science, Data as control sample, utopian vs. dystopian scientific experiments, and Star Trek as inspiration to scientists,

Duration:00:59:32

011 - "The War Without, The War Within" / "Will You Take My Hand?"

5/7/2018
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Angelo and Nicole recap the last two episodes of Star Trek Discovery's first season, looking forward to things to come and comparing Disco's first mission to previous series' maiden voyages.

Duration:00:30:02

010 - "Vaulting Ambition," "What's Past Is Prologue" / "Yesterday's Enterprise," "Crossover"

2/4/2018
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Angelo and Nicole recap episodes 12 and 13 of Star Trek: Discovery, then dive into The Next Generation's "Yesterday's Enterprise" and DS9's "Crossover." Topics include: Terran politics, white supremacist fears of diversity, the Mirror Universe as actors' playground, bisexual camp, and Star Trek's history of resurrecting old cast members.

Duration:01:11:20

009 - "Despite Yourself," "The Wolf Inside" / "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part I/II"

1/21/2018
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Nicole and Angelo return from their hiatus to break down Discovery's midseason return and the Star Trek: Enterprise two-parter "In a Mirror, Darkly." Topics include: the Mirror Universe as progressive sandbox/regressive taboo zone, burying/exhuming your gays, and Federation diversity versus Terran fascism.

Duration:01:16:39

008 - "Into the Forest I Go" / "Hard Time"

11/20/2017
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Angelo and Nicole break down Star Trek: Discovery's midseason finale "Into the Forest I Go" and compare it to the Deep Space Nine classic "Hard Time." Topics discussed include: Discovery so far, humanism and animal nature, the endless suffering of Miles O'Brien, and PTSD and mental health in Star Trek.

Duration:01:02:19

007 - "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" / "Darmok" (feat. Tina Hassannia and Mallory Andrews)

11/12/2017
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Nicole and Angelo welcome film critics, podcasters, and Beverly Crusher fans Tina Hassannia and Mallory Andrews to discuss Star Trek: Discovery 1x08, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum," and the TNG classic "Darmok." Topics discussed include: the tyranny of prestige TV, the ethics of first contact, the challenges and rewards of communicating with others, Rodenberry's humanism, and how to have a conversation entirely through Gilgamesh references.

Duration:01:02:29

006 - "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad" / "Cause and Effect"

11/5/2017
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Nicole and Angelo dive into Star Trek: Discovery 1x07, "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad" and Star Trek: The Next Generation 5x18, "Cause and Effect." Topics include: bad romance, time loops, déjà vu, and disability in science fiction.

Duration:01:03:54