Emissaries of Profit Ep. 8 The Nagus

The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

The Androids and Assets team brings its ruthless analytic rigor to DS9 Ep. 10 Se. 1 The Nagus. In which we fail to deliver on last episodes promise of Princes Bride jokes and Stephen comes up with some extremely non-real and 100% fictional examples of international development…. So hold on to your lobes as we dive into this episode and go #Ferenegade on our first RULES OF ACQUISITION!

PS: Calling all Trek Podcast, we would love to have you on this show. So please @ us on Twitter or email marshall@androidsandassets.ca if you want to collaborate.

Emissaries of Profit Ep. 7 Move Along Home

Deep Space Nine in all its glory.

Q:What kind of a game do space-time folding beings from the gamma quadrant play?

A: Hasbro’s Sorry!

Join us as we talk casinos and garment production in our deep dive of Move Along Home S:1 Ep:10 of Deep Space 9.

Hot Takes Me Away

Get yer hot takes

We did a couple of short, hot takes. Or at least lukewarm takes. We were going to do one on Black Panther and then remembered we did an entire episode on it.

Tell us we’re wrong, we dare you. Tell us your hot takes. We can fight about it.

Emissaries of Profits – Dax and The Passenger

The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

The nature of Trill symbiosis is explored when a Klaestron commando legal team tries to kidnap Jadzia Dax for alleged treason committed by Curzon, the prior Dax host. 

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The master Kobliad criminal-scientist Rao Vantika is presumed dead after an inmate transport fire, but his wily pursuer Ty Kajada is not so sure. 

Context Providers

We talk with Rick Harp, host of Media Indigena, about indigenous cultures, particularly those in the place now called Canada, the Hugo Awards, colonialism, The Walking Dead, and economic development of indigenous peoples the world over.

This podcast was recorded some time ago. We apologize if any of the information it contains is out-of-date.

Errata

In this episode we discuss the following materials. Please check them out, and support these amazing content(text) creators: 

Media Indigena Round Table at mediaindigena.com

Metis In Space – an excellent podcast that is unapologetically indigenous, unabashedly female & unblinkingly nerdy.

Kim Tallbear – Native American DNA Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science.

Rebecca Roanhorse – Author ofTrial of Lightning and Your Authentic Ingenious Experience.

Cherie Dimaline – Author of The Marrow Thieves.

Cutcha Risling Baldy – Why I Teach The Walking Dead in my Native Studies Classes.

Clearing the Plains – James Daschuk

Indigenous Comiccon – An international collection of events

Labour Unions in Science Fiction

Our guest this week is Olav Rokne of the Hugo Book Club to talk about unions and organized labour, or rather the lack of it, in science fiction. While representation of unions in science fiction is pretty unusual, it’s moved from anti-union hostility to more of a benign neglect.

See our show notes for more information.

Emissaries of Profits – Q Less

The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

We’re talking about episode six of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Shadier elements of the alpha quadrant speculate about the value of gamma quadrant artifacts, Quark holds an auction, and a space manta ray goes home. The station is also almost destroyed.

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.

Errata

We were wrong about Clueless. The movie aired in 1995, the show started in 1996. There is no connection between the title of this episode and the very popular movie and TV show. We are very sorry for this error.

The wildlife painter Marshall was trying to remember is Robert Bateman.