all good things : podcasts

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Cole Sebastian Towns. Tim Cooper. Kevin Parlagreco. Tom Elliot. Simon De Luca.
Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi. Mahendran Radhakrishnan. Vera Bible. Justin Oser.
Victor Gamboa. Greg Molumby. Kevin Scharf. Alexander Gates. Chris Tribuzio. Christopher Lutz. Thad Hait. C. Roger McCubbins.

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AGT 028 : the last best hope

Ken Tripp and Amy Nelson talk Una McCormack’s novel, Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope which explains the events leading up to Admiral Picard’s stepping down from Starfleet. They discuss the Romulans, their reluctance to save their own people, and their hesitancy to work with the Federation which makes Picard’s actions even more brave and heroic.

 

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United Federation of Podcasts is brought to you by listeners like you. Special thanks to these patrons on Patreon whose generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Cole Sebastian Towns. Tim Cooper. Kevin Parlagreco. Tom Elliot. Simon De Luca.
Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi. Mahendran Radhakrishnan. Vera Bible. Justin Oser.
Victor Gamboa. Greg Molumby. Kevin Scharf. Alexander Gates. Chris Tribuzio. Christopher Lutz. Thad Hait. C. Roger McCubbins.

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AGT 027 : SFX IN THE MOTION PICTURE

1979 was a banner year for the following spring’s Oscars; five movies were nominated for Best Visual Effects with Star Trek: The Motion Picture being one of them. Ken Tripp and Amy Nelson discuss fan favorite special effects in the movie and provide background information for those scenes.

Doug Trumble Interview (July 26, 2019): https://trekmovie.com/2019/07/26/interview-vfx-pioneer-douglas-trumbull-on-how-it-took-a-miracle-to-complete-star-trek-the-motion-picture/

 

United Federation of Podcasts is brought to you by listeners like you. Special thanks to these patrons on Patreon whose generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Cole Sebastian Towns. Tim Cooper. Kevin Parlagreco. Tom Elliot. Simon De Luca.
Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi. Mahendran Radhakrishnan. Vera Bible. Justin Oser.
Victor Gamboa. Greg Molumby. Kevin Scharf. Alexander Gates. Chris Tribuzio. Christopher Lutz. Thad Hait. C. Roger McCubbins.

You can become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/ufpearth

agt 026 : NEW VS OLD IDEALISM

Star Trek has been described as a beacon of hope and as a mirror to reflect society’s issues. But which is it? Can it be both? After 50+ years watching, learning and loving Star Trek, are we seeing Star Trek at its best – a beacon of hope? Amy Nelson and Ken Tripp compare the recent Trek series to the old. Ken also shares an update on the CBS/Viacom/Paramount merger.

 

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Pluto’s Orbit. Tim Cooper. Kevin Parlagreco. Tom Elliot. Simon De Luca.
Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi. Mahendran Radhakrishnan. Vera Bible. Justin Oser.
Victor Gamboa. Greg Molumby. Kevin Scharf. Chris Tribuzio. Christopher Lutz.
Thad Hait. Alexander Gates.

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agt 025 : games

Oh the games we play! Patrick Devlin and Amy Nelson talk the purpose of games, real life and online gaming, and the harms and benefits of gaming through discussing TNG’s “The Game” and DS9’s “Move Along Home.”

Second Life articles:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/11/14/second.life.divorce/index.html
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2008/nov/13/second-life-divorce

 

United Federation of Podcasts is brought to you by listeners like you. Special thanks to these patrons on Patreon whose generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Pluto’s Orbit. Tim Cooper. Kevin Parlagreco. Tom Elliot. Simon De Luca.
Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi. Mahendran Radhakrishnan. Vera Bible. Justin Oser.
Victor Gamboa. Greg Molumby. Kevin Scharf. Chris Tribuzio. Christopher Lutz.
Thad Hait. Alexander Gates.

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agt 024 : new from the old

Spock tells us that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Can we use this logic in determining the needs of an individual? Patrick and Amy discuss ENT’s “Similitude” and VGR’s “Tuvix,” where both Sim and Tuvix have an overwhelming desire to live, yet their captains have different outcomes in mind for them.

 

United Federation of Podcasts is brought to you by listeners like you. Special thanks to these patrons on Patreon whose generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Cole Sebastian Towns. Tim Cooper. Kevin Parlagreco. Tom Elliot. Simon De Luca.
Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi. Mahendran Radhakrishnan. Vera Bible. Justin Oser.
Victor Gamboa. Greg Molumby. Kevin Scharf. Chris Tribuzio. Christopher Lutz.
Thad Hait.

You can become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/ufpearth

agt 023 : i am not your father

Two young men were raised by fathers and families not their own. So what is their culture? Is it the culture they were raised in or the culture of their family history? Jono from TNG’s “Suddenly Human” and Rugal from DS9’s “Cardassians” face similar difficulties in answering this question. Pat and Amy discuss the ideas of nature vs. nurture and compare and contrast the two episodes.

*Please forgive the audio quality of this episode. Due to unforeseen circumstances a power surge blew out Patrick’s microphone input on his mother board during recording, and its effect wasn’t discovered until after recording had ended.

 

United Federation of Podcasts is brought to you by listeners like you. Special thanks to these patrons on Patreon whose generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Cole Sebastian Towns. Tim Cooper. Kevin Parlagreco. Tom Elliot. Simon De Luca.
Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi. Mahendran Radhakrishnan. Vera Bible. Justin Oser.
Victor Gamboa. Greg Molumby. Kevin Scharf. Chris Tribuzio. Christopher Lutz.
Thad Hait.

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agt 022 : broken bow

Pat and Amy are excited to start a new series, Taking It From the Top! They’ll be looking at the series premieres of each Star Trek series in in-universe chronological order and discussing all the elements that make for a good pilot. This week, ENT’s “Broken Bow”.

 

United Federation of Podcasts is brought to you by listeners like you. Special thanks to these patrons on Patreon whose generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Cole Sebastian Towns. Tim Cooper. Kevin Parlagreco. Tom Elliot. Simon De Luca.
Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi. Mahendran Radhakrishnan. Vera Bible. Justin Oser.
Victor Gamboa. Greg Molumby. Kevin Scharf. Chris Tribuzio. Christopher Lutz.
Thad Hait.

You can become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/ufpearth

agt 021 : computer downloads

Technology now permeates our lives, but does it continue into the afterlife? Can we save ourselves within a computer program? Star Trek seems to think so. Amy and Ken discuss TNG’s “11001001” and “The Inner Light,” VGR’s “Memorial,” and DSC’s “An Obol for Charon” to see how downloading a computer program changes a civilization and its history.

United Federation Of Podcasts is brought you to by listeners like you. Special thanks to these patrons on Patreon who’s generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Kevin Parlagreco
Tom Elliot
Chrissie De Clerck-Szilagyi
Victor Gamboa
Justin Oser

agt 020 : deep space nine

It only took two years for Amy to finish her rewatch of Deep Space 9 and she has some questions. Thankfully, Ken and Zach were around to answer them. We highlight characters, storylines, and favorite moments of this series all the while trying hard to not compare it to TNG, which is still Amy’s favorite Star Trek series

 

United Federation of Podcasts is brought to you by listeners like you. Special thanks to these patrons on Patreon whose generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Kevin Parlagreco
Tom Elliot

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agt 019 : black lives matter

Join Patrick Devlin and Amy Nelson as they discuss TOS’ “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield,” DS9’s “Far Beyond The Stars,” and ENT’s “Detained” and “North Star,” relating these episodes to the current events of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc. is a worldwide organization in the US, UK and Canada. Founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, their mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted in black communities by the state and vigilantes.

Unitarian Universalists’s College of Social Justice study on White Supremacy: https://uucsj.org/study-guide/legacies-of-systemic-injustice/white-supremacy/

 

United Federation of Podcasts is brought to you by listeners like you. Special thanks to these patrons on Patreon whose generous contributions help produce the podcast!

Kevin Parlagreco
Tom Elliot

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agt 018 : fake families

It’s only human nature to wonder what might have been and in the realm of sci-fi, we get to explore this idea. Within each of the series of Enterprise, The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, and Voyager, Star Trek explores this idea of ‘what might have been’ in terms of a family scenario.
In this episode of All Good Things, hosts Patrick Devlin and Amy Nelson discuss the reasons why one would want to create a fake family, how it could be done, and if we would create our own fake family given different situations. We invite you to watch ENT Oasis, TNG Survivors, DS9 Shadowplay, and VOY Real Life.

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