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Star Trek

Star Trek was a science-fiction show from the late 1960s that spawned an animated series in the seventies, a series of movies from 1979 onwards, as well as a number of later television shows, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. Despite its technological trappings, the various incarnations of Star Trek focused mainly on social and political issues, as well as more general tales of adventure and discovery.

Off-topic: Pod Bay One

Off-topic: Pod Bay One

Our old speculative fiction podcast

Back in 2018, Josho Brouwers, Matthew Lloyd, and Joshua Hall started a podcast and website on speculative fiction called Pod Bay One. The website (and podcast) no longer exist, but we do get the occasional request to make the episodes available again, so here they are!

Written by Josho Brouwers

The modern Odysseus

The modern Odysseus

Odysseus’ performs many ill-deeds on his twenty-year journey from Ithaca to Troy and back again. In the modern world, we are often enraptured by the details of his journey, but we can also be deeply ambivalent about the complicated man himself.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

Odysseys in space

Odysseys in space

A cornerstone of world literature, the main idea behind Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey has been recycled as the basis for a few science-fiction TV shows.

Written by Josho Brouwers

Star Trek and the Classical world

Star Trek and the Classical world

There a number of episodes of the original 1960s Star Trek TV series that are clearly influenced by Classical myths and history. Josho Brouwers explores the subject in greater detail.

Written by Josho Brouwers

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