Emissaries of Profits—The Dominion Introduction Arc

We’ve reached the end of season 2 and that means the Dominion is a thing! We’re covering the final episode of season 2 and the first two of season three. It’s all about the Dominion and remembering where Odo came from.

The Cost of the Martian Military Industrial Complex

In an experimental episode Marshall and Stephen break down the cost of the destruction of the MCRN Donnager in James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse and what that can tell us about the future of naval warfare and planetary governance.

Funding the Future with Comradery

Comradery is a worker coop building for the future. It feels like science fiction but it’s fact. We’re super excited about it and invited Ty from Comradery to tell us more about it.

Works Mentioned

A Canticle for Leibowitz – Walter M. Miller Jr.

Consider Phlebas – Ian Banks

Small Gods – Terry Pratchett

Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas – Bethesda Softworks

Doctor Faustus – Christopher Marlowe

Co-operative Alternatives

Resonate – Resonate is building a new music economy based on fairness, transparency and cooperation.

Ampled – Ampled allows artists to be directly supported by their community without intermediaries or gatekeepers (and is collectively owned by its artists and workers).

Means TV – Means TV is the world’s first worker-owned, post-capitalist streaming service.

Related Episodes

Our fiftieth episode, we talked with Karl Schroeder. He talks about using technology to build a better world. We were reminded of his work while thinking about Comradery.

Emissaries of Profits — “The Collaborator”

Vedek Bareil is running for Kai of Bajor but our favourite villain, Vedek Winn, sows doubt about his suitability and encourages Kira to look into his past. Kira discovers that the man she loves may have been responsible for the death of 43 Bajoran freedom fighters.

Referenced Video

What is Gold-Pressed Latinum worth? by EC Henry

Capital Crossing: New Horizons ft. Kat

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm in 2020 and continues to be a cultural touchstone. One question that gets asked over and over is whether Tom Nook is a man of the people or an oppressive capitalist exploiting your labour?

We are joined this week by Kateryna Barnes to discuss the world of Animal Crossing and to hash out if Tom is a welcome ally or an enemy to be destroyed.

Citations

Loading… Volume 13 No 22, Animal Crossing Special Issue edited by Rainforest Scully-Blaker and Emily Flynn-Jones

“Tom Nook, Capitalist or Comrade? On Nook Discourse and the Millennial Housing Crisis” by Emma Vossen

Interview with David Harvey on debt peonage

The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity by Slavoj Žižek

Difference and Repetition by Gilles Deleuze

Emissaries of Profits – “The Wire” and “Crossover”

In “The Wire” Bashir and Garak explore the intricacies of addiction and effective methods for treatment.

In “Crossover” we are subjected to the first mirror universe episode of Deep Space Nine. Kira and Bashir accidentally visit the mirror universe and change the course of history in an alternate world.

Here’s the link to our conversation with Premee Mohamed that Stephen referenced: https://androidsandassets.ca/the-dark-sciences-in-conversation-with-premee-mohamed/

EOP-The Maquis Part 1 and 2 Ft. Alan

Deep Space Nine in all its glory.

The scientific application of Gun Smoke Theory (GST) is transforming the field of DS9 studies. Join us as we sit down with GST luminary and Steve’s Dad, Alan, to analyze The Maquis Parts 1 and 2.

Children of Men AKA Christmas in Palestine with Candace

A special Christmas Episode of Androids and Assets where the boys and special guest Candace talk about the reason for the season, struggling against empire.

We also recommend: Divine Intervention (2002) Dir Elia Sulieman