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 95 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts


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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.


 2019-06-04  1h16m

episode 93: In a Relevantly Similar Possible Universe, I Would Always Have Been Your Friend, Jim

Alternate Universes and Modal Realism. We discuss modal realism, the philosophical view that alternate universes or "possible worlds" really exist, through the lens of Star Trek.


 2019-05-06  1h12m

episode 92: Prepaid Long-Distance Mind Meld

Discovery Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss the philosophical themes in the first season of Star Trek: Discovery.


 2019-01-21  1h20m

episode 91: Get That Whale Some Gumbo

Equality and Equal Rights. We discuss the philosophy of equality and equal rights in the United Federation of Planets, from the different senses of equality such as moral equality and equality of opportunity to equal rights for non-humanoid life forms.


 2019-01-14  1h5m

episode 90: ODD (Omniscience Deficit Disorder)

The Q Continuum. We give a philosophical analysis of the Q Continuum and the deity-like attributes of the Q.


 2018-10-08  1h17m

episode 89: Faustian Horseback Ride

Philosophical Themes in "The Cage." We discuss the philosophical themes in the unaired pilot episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, including the existential burdens of making choices and being in command, and the nature of human happiness.


 2018-09-24  1h22m

episode 88: Spock's Altered States of Consciousness

The Original Series Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss our top picks for Essential Trek Philosophy from season 1 of Star Trek: The Original Series.


 2018-07-02  1h25m

episode 87: These Are the Redacted Voyages

Philosophical Themes in "These Are the Voyages." We explore themes of historical lessons and conflicting ethical duties in the finale of Star Trek: Enterprise, "These Are the Voyages."


 2018-05-28  1h26m

episode 86: Pandora's Stasis Chamber

Good vs. Evil in Star Trek. We discuss the nature of evil in the Star Trek universe, including examples of supposedly evil characters such as Armus from "Skin of Evil," the Borg Queen, and the Pah-Wraiths.


 2018-04-23  1h34m

episode 85: The Pen Is Mightier Than the Bat'leth

The Visitor. We discuss the philosophical themes in the Deep Space Nine episode, "The Visitor," including the relationship between creative writing, lived experience, and what the German philosopher Martin Heidegger called "Being-in-the-World."


 2018-04-10  1h20m