Star Trek – First Contact (feat. Jolene Creighton of Futurism) : Episode 52

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Star Trek VIII: First Contact

What: The enterprise does time travel and Picard intimidates the borg with his massive guns (biceps).
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

Featuring guest co-host
Jolene Creighton headshot
Jolene Creighton, managing editor at Futurism.com

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Star Trek
Just, all of it. Chris and Colbert really like TNG, and Jolene really likes DS9.
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Futurism
Jolene’s site where they post quality science news without sensational terrible headlines 🙂
Go there Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Futurism.com

Show Notes

Time Travel Choices

Why 2063? World War 3. Population. Booming warp drive economy.

Borg Fighting

Defensive strategies. Best weapons for fighting the borg: bats or sneakers?

Borg Origins

“Borgigins.” Transhumanism. Definitions of evolution.

Borg Behaviour/Design

Like ants! And maybe bees a little. But mostly ants! Comm techs. Bee-dance grammar.

Warp Drive

Alcubbiere drives, distorting space-time. Antimatter is expensive!

Goodbyes

The line must be drawn here. No farther!

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