Emissaries of Profits – Babel & Captive Pursuit

An aphasia-like virus planted in DS9’s food replicator system by the Bajoran underground against their onetime oppressors lies dormant until being activated during refurbishment.

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The first two species to visit through the wormhole are hardly ceremonial: one, described only as “Tosk,” is being hunted in a formal, ritualized sport that both he and his pursuers enjoy.

Anon

We discuss Anon, the 2018 Netflix thriller. Set in a near-future, dystopic world of constant surveillance, the movie questions the value of privacy, police overreach, and the value of memory.

This is Androids and Assets, the podcast that discusses the political and economic assumptions in science fiction and fantasy and how they shape the world in which we live.

Emissaries of Profits – Past Prologue

Kira has barely gotten to know her new DS9 colleagues or settled in as a “legitimate” officer of post-occupation Bajor when she has to confront an old fellow freedom-fighter who can’t give up the fight — and the infamous Duras sisters from TNG are a surprise part of his plans.

Author Interview – S.B. Divya

Our interview with S.B. Divya author of great works such as Runtime and Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse and co-editor of Escape Pod. Find her work at www.eff-words.com

Some works we discussed:

The Revolution Brought to You by Nike by Andrea Phillips published in Fireside Magazine. Also available in audio from Escape Pod.

Cat Pictures Please  by Naomi Kritzer published in Clarkesworld.

Utopia, LOL? by Jamie Wahls published in Strange Horizons.

Runtime  by S.B. Divya published by Tor.com.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland published by Balzer + Bray.

Infomacracy by Malka Older published by Tor.com.

Emissaries of Profits – Season 1 Episode 1 – Emissary

Emissaries of Profits! A bi-weekly review of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. We discuss the first episode “Emissary”. We’re seeing themes of colonialism, echoes of the cold war, and the USA in space. This is gonna be fun.

The Podcast Element

Welcome to Season 2 of Androids and Assets! Thanks for being here with us! We’ve decided to make Luc Besson our traditional season opener so today we’re talking about The Fifth Element. It’s a movie that requires societal supervision so be sure to watch it with a diverse group of friends.