#35- Must Not Be Denied

There's a weird Biblical allusion in season 3 episode "The Tholian Web".  I definitely caught it the first time I watched the episode, but I wasn't sure what it was there for. An incalculable ammount of re-watches later, I still don't quite get the tie-in, or significance to the episode. After Kirk is presumed to …

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#33- More Than We Imagine

Okay, so back on the subject of "An-ti-bod-ies" again. "The Immunity Syndrome" makes an interesting comparison between the human body and the galaxy. It does seem like everything is some sort of system. A complex mechanism of parts working together, with each part being in itself a complex mechanism of parts working together.  A system …

#27- On Culture

Culture is a tricky thing. Hard to nail down. We throw the term around every day in various cliched phrases: "high culture", "cultural diversity", "cultural appropriation", "culture wars". But do we really have a grasp on what makes up a culture? Can a culture change? Can cultures be good or bad? What is the difference …