Whom Pods Destroy: Kirksplaining – Artificial Intelligence and Androids in Star Trek The Original Series

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The portrayal of Artificial intelligence and Androids in Star Trek: The Original Series are the subject of the latest edition of Whom Pods Destroy.

Terry, Graham and Derek discuss the numerous references to AI and artificial life from mass society micro management machines to transference of consciousness into an android body to merging with a sentient mechanised life-form and to an starship computer with a sense of humour.

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Whom Pods Destroy: What does God need with a starship?

 

Zoé & Terry’s fabulous Enterprise cheese board.

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The existence of God or god like entities, the role of religion, and a preoccupation of a creator have often been a feature in The Original Series and movies of Star Trek . In our second episode, Terry Duffelen, Derek Mantle and Graham Sibley discuss God, the creator, and religion in Star Trek and ask if the show had a consistent message on these weighty topics.

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