Ep 63: The Orville’s Prime Directive
Is Star Trek’s concept of the Prime Directive the only ethical way for one culture to act toward a less developed one? What are the rewards, and dangers, in intervening? And what do you do when someone builds an entire religion around you doing one nice thing?
In this episode, Jacob and Matthew look at Mad Idolatry, the final episode of Season 1 of the Orville, and dig into the larger questions it examines. Whether you are a hard core Orvillian, or never seen the show, there is a lot here to think about and enjoy. We summarize the episode and focus on the larger issues at play, digging into questions asked by this show, Star Trek, and so much of Science Fiction.
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Ep 216 – DCs New Slate
Comics Guru Extrodinaire Jess Plummer joins us to talk about DC’s upcoming slate of new TV shows and movies. Jessica Plummer lives in New York and loves Superman very very much. You can listen to just how much on her Superman podcast, Flights and Tights.
Ep 215 – The Last of Us 1-4
Returning guests Danielle and Erin join me to talk about the first four episodes of The Last of Us, and the video game up to the same point. Patrons get access to bonus content with every episode! To show your support for this podcast, and all things Ethi
EP 214 – Batman The Long Halloween
Paul Hoppe joins me to talk about Batman: The Long Halloween, an animated movie based on the comics run of the same name.Patrons get access to bonus content with every episode! To show your support for this podcast, and all things Ethical Panda, please jo