Political intrigue, medical ethics, cross cultural dialogue, and teen dating… If that seems like too much for one episode of DS9 you’re right! Come with us as we muddle through this beautiful mess of an episode.
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Other Works Mentioned
Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein
Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement by Peter Singer
This week’s episode is a rare look into our own future, as Sisko travels back to 2024. In a world of Neo Trotskyists, walled ghettos, net tycoons and Quad Cycles the Federation’s own time travel policy must be violated to save it.
We are joined by Basma Ghalayini, editor of the collection Palestine +100: Stories from a Century after the Nakba, and Ra Page, the cofounder of publisher Comma Press. Palestine +100 is a collection of stories exploring how Palestine might look 100 years after the Nakba when Palestinians were displaced and the occupation by Israel began.
Comma Press is a not-for-profit publisher specialising in the short story and fiction in translation. It is committed to a spirit of risk-taking, and aims to put the short story at the heart of contemporary narrative culture.
If you are able, please donate to relief efforts in Palestine such as through the Islamic Relief Fund.
Mortal Engines by Stanislaw Lem
Nabil Farouk an Egyption author known for the Cocktail 2000 and the Future File series.
Paranormal on Netflix adapted from Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s Ma Waraa Al Tabiaa series
To Coup or not to Coup? Things get political as the news on your side Androids and Assets team talks about headlines from 1994. Reviewing Season 3 episodes 8 and 9.
The crew of Deep Space Nine is exploring the Gamma Quadrant, which is totally their job, and using a little warship to do it. They discover a planet that falls in and out of our dimension. Dax falls in love with a creep.
Riker shows up on the Station. Kira makes nice and shows him around, even giving a tour of the Defiant. Ben works with Gul Dukat to find a Federation ship before it can kill innocent Cardassian civilians.
Continuum Drag joins the boys to review… Pogs, I guess, and Season 3 episodes 6 and 7.
Odo is a father for a day after Quark buys a Jem’Hadar baby and immediately surrenders it to the state. Jake is dating an older woman and Ben doesn’t approve. Difficult fathering situations abound.
We reference this wonderful episode from Syfy Sistas during our discussion.
Ben joins Jake on his job placement with O’Brien for a day. As they are working to convert an ore processing unit into a refinery. They trip a security subroutine and cause Cardassian counter rebellion measures to come into effect threatening the entire station.
Continuum Drag is an excellent podcast exploring the forgotten and little seen sci-fi television of yesterday.
We are joined by Candace and Charis of Adventures in Ideology to discuss “Equilibrium” and “Second Skin” from season 3.
Jadzia Dax is vaguely remembering things that never happened and the Dax symbiont is beginning to die. The crew must take her to the Trill home world for gaslighting and reluctant medical treatment.
Kira Nerys is abducted by the Cardassians in a complex and compelling scheme to convince her she is a crypto-Cardassian and use her to unwittingly expose the leadership of the Cardassian dissident movement.
Adventures in Ideology
Adventures in Ideology is a new podcast that explores the the personal impacts of evangelical childhood indoctrination through the children’s radio drama Adventures in Odyssey. Candace and Charis share personal experience and critically review episodes of the Focus on The Family produced show. It is an excellent podcast and well worth your time. Steve fans will enjoy hearing more of him on the newly launched Adventures in Ideology Patreon.