Emissaries of Profits – Rivals ft. Candace

Deep Space Nine in all its glory.

Veteran Androids and Assets guest Candace returns. The team weighs in on critical controversies in the Star Trek Universe as we discus Deep Space 9 Season 2 Episode 11 Rivals. Listen to the end for critical breaking news about a startling source of disinformation that may be lurking in your own home.

You Can’t Vote Against the Wall, In Conversation with Gautam Bhatia

Gautam Bhatia, author of The Wall, joins us to talk about his debut novel. The Wall is chock full of ideas and questions the role of law, the effects of strictly constrained resources, and how hierarchy interacts with democracy.

We mentioned our Bookshop; unfortunately, The Wall is not included in that database so you will have to ask your local bookseller to find it.

Other Works Mentioned

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

Chosen Spirits by Samit Basu

Analog/Virtual: and Other Simulations of Your Future by Lavanya Lakshminarayan

Mending Wall by Robert Frost

“Something of Freedom is Yet to Come”: The Entangled Histories of Science Fiction and Capitalism by Olav Rokne in Strange Horizons

And Now His Lordship is Laughing by Shiv Ramdas in Strange Horizons

Emissaries of Profits – Second Sight and Sanctuary ft. Laura

Laura samples Deep Space Nine for the first time to join us to discuss “Second Sight” and “Sanctuary”.

Second Sight

For the first time since the death of his wife, Sisko falls in love. However, his new interest is the psychic projection of a woman in trauma.

Sanctuary

A group of refugees from the Gamma Quadrant request permission to settle on Bajor as their long-prophesied land of destiny.

Links

Laura can be found on twitter @_saturnreturn and in a monthly series at The Progress Report.

ALAB Series An infrequent podcast series about the American legal system.

Emissaries of Profits — Necessary Evil ft. Don

Don of You Can’t Win Podcast joins us t o discuss collaborators, the nature of crime, and Rom’s wailing. Don also reminds us of important real world 1993 baseball context.

Policy Droid: Universal Basic Income

A Universal Basic Income is relatively common in science fiction, thanks in large part to the ubiquity of Star Trek. The idea that people don’t need to compete for basic needs might feel futuristic but there are ways we can, and should, make that happen today.

Emissaries of Profits — Rules of Acquisition

Quark is given the opportunity of the lifetime when Grand Nagus Zek asks him to negotiate a deal with a Gamma quadrant species. Zek keeps sabotaging the deal, though, and Quark learns he’s been working with a female. If he just sticks to the Rules of Acquisition, he’ll be fine.

Our outro music this week is from the_miracle_aligner.

A Memory Called Canada

In this weeks episode we discuss 2020 Hugo award winning novel A Memory Called Empire. In which we discuss American Empire and the politics of being a stranger in a strange land.

Special thanks to the Spectology Podcast Ep 22.1 and 22.2, who also did an excellent review, and inspired our own take on this episode. We also speak about the following Guardian article.

Emissaries of Profits — Cardassians and Melora

Cardassians

Sisko settles a custody dispute of an orphaned Cardassian between his adoptive Bajoran parents and his biological father. Garak and Bashir work to uncover the machinations of Gul Dukat.

Melora

Bashir and O’Brien make adjustments to the station as a new crew member joins DS9. Melora battles discrimination, misplaced well meaning gestures, and inappropriate advances from her doctor.

Space Farce

Netflix’s Space Force is ostensibly a political satire created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carell. It attempts to poke fun at the American President and the wider political system that created Space Force.

We talk about why the show isn’t funny and, worse, is morally dangerous.