Meta Treks: A Star Trek Philosophy Podcast
Gnosticism, Esotericism, and Secrecy in Star Trek. We explore the many forms of secret and forbidden knowledge, esoteric cultural practices, and hush-hush political agendas in the Star Trek universe.
Philosophical Themes in Star Trek: Picard, Season 1. We explore an impressive list of philosophical themes and concepts in the first season of the recently completed first season of Star Trek: Picard.
Enterprise Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss the overarching themes and our top choices for Essential Trek Philosophy from Star Trek: Enterprise, Season 1.
Death Wish. We discuss the philosophical themes in the second-season Voyager episode "Death Wish," the question of meaning as it relates to death and immortality in the Q Continuum, and "Death Wish" as a well-developed example of Nietzschean philosophy.
Utopianism in Star Trek. We discuss the optimistic vision of the future depicted in the Star Trek universe, the dark side of utopianism, and whether Star Trek should be seen as a modern-day take on a futuristic Plato's Republic.
Alternate Universes and Modal Realism. We discuss modal realism, the philosophical view that alternate universes or "possible worlds" really exist, through the lens of Star Trek.
Discovery Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss the philosophical themes in the first season of Star Trek: Discovery.
Equality and Equal Rights. We discuss the philosophy of equality and equal rights in the United Federation of Planets, from the different senses of equality such as moral equality and equality of opportunity to equal rights for non-humanoid life forms.
The Q Continuum. We give a philosophical analysis of the Q Continuum and the deity-like attributes of the Q.
Philosophical Themes in "The Cage." We discuss the philosophical themes in the unaired pilot episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, including the existential burdens of making choices and being in command, and the nature of human happiness.