Meta Treks: A Star Trek Philosophy Podcast

Meta Treks is a 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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h26m. Bisher sind 99 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 9 minutes


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Enterprise Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss the overarching themes and our top choices for Essential Trek Philosophy from Star Trek: Enterprise, Season 1.


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episode 95: Eternity is Passé

Death Wish. We discuss the philosophical themes in the second-season Voyager episode "Death Wish," the question of meaning as it relates to death and immortality in the Q Continuum, and "Death Wish" as a well-developed example of Nietzschean philosophy.


 2019-10-29  1h32m

episode 94: Where Are the 24th-Century Space Hippies?

Utopianism in Star Trek. We discuss the optimistic vision of the future depicted in the Star Trek universe, the dark side of utopianism, and whether Star Trek should be seen as a modern-day take on a futuristic Plato's Republic.


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