Monday, January 17, 2011

Anomaly Of Star Trek and/or Star Wars

This installment of Anomaly is not really a debate, neither is it a "hater" episode. Angela and I try to avoid the typical geek arguments; like, which would win in a fight, a Borg Sphere or the Death Star? This episode is an abstract, philosophical discussion about those fans who prefer one genre over another and what that preference may say about those individuals. Star Trek or Star Wars? Which do you prefer? Why? Angela and I love both and would never reject either of them as a whole, but if someone forced us to choose one, we would have a preference. Listen to the episode to find out what that proclivity would be.

This discussion was inspired by Mia, a character from Pulp Fiction, and her question: "Are you a Beatles person or a Stones person?" This installment was also influenced by an article that DavidBrin wrote entitled: Star Wars" despots vs. "Star Trek" populists.

FYI, George R. R. Martin wrote Song of Ice and Fire. Forgive me, I misspoke when I said Brin wrote it. I'm very embarrassed about that. Please don't send me hate mail. I will read Song of Ice and Fire and all of Brin's novels once I finish the Wheel Of Time series, I promise. :)

Listen to the GeeksOn podcast to hear an interview recorded with Brin (ep. 129). GeeksOn is one of our favorite shows, it's also where Angela and I learned about Mr. Brin's article. He explains, in his own words, his reasons for preferring Star Trek over Star Wars. And, even though we don't agree with everything he said, Brin made some very good points. He's a interesting guy and so are the GeeksOn hosts. Check them out.

As promised, here is the summery of Fist Full of Datas (an episode in season 6 of Star Trek: The Next Generation). Spoiler Alert! If you haven't seen this episode of TNG, I do give away the plot in my summery/review. You've been warned.

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Thank you to Rick Moyer for producing the fun Heisenberg compensators "radio spot" at the end of our show. You rock as always, sir.

Promos Played:

Turning into Sci-Fi TV

Star Wars Fanworks
Treks In Sci Fi
MW Orbit
Take Him With You
Waffle On
Knights Of The Guild
Here Goes Nothing
Champ Podcast

Co-host of Anomaly

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