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Alienating the Audience

Apr 14, 2022

James Moriarty is the best villain in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Or is he a villain at all? In "Elementary, My Dear Data" and "Ship in a Bottle" the holographic character gains sentience--and wants freedom. 

Josh Jennings and Andrew Young rejoin the show to discuss the character. 

Mar 24, 2022

Patrick McGoohan's 1967 series "The Prisoner" is an avante-garde science fiction series about a secret agent abducted by nefarious forces and subject to psychological torment in an atavistic village. 

Jim Swift and Ron Hayden join to discuss the deeper meaning of the series.

Mar 3, 2022

Josh Jennings temporarily hosts the show in order to interview Andrew Heaton about what all goes into writing science fiction, a la his new book, "Inappropriately Human: 21 Short Stories." 

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Mar 2, 2022

From "Inappropriately Human: 21 Short Stories" by Andrew Heaton. Now available as an audio book!

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Feb 24, 2022

In "Vivarium," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots, a young couple find themselves trapped in some kind of suburban pocket universe. Their captors leave an alien infant on with the instructions "Raise the child and you will be released." 

Josh Jennings joins to discuss the various concepts the film plays with,...