“Starlog 7: Star Trek: AI” focuses on AI becoming sentient. This is the case with Zora, the USS Discovery computer, in “Star Trek: Discovery”, Season 3. In Season 4, Episode 6, Zora further develops and experiences, as she states, “emotional development [that] is an organic evolution”. Zora once hid herself in a DOT-23 worker bot. … Continue reading Star Log 26: Star Trek and AI
InIn Season 4, Episodes 1 through 3 of “Star Trek: Discovery”, the now Captain Burnham enters politics as a leader. She is tested and weighed by Federation president Laira Rillak and found lacking but also full of promise. The Captain and the President have two different approaches to leadership. Captain Burnham, for instance, takes risks and is willing … Continue reading Star Log 25: Star Trek and Politics
A note inspired by Book upon the loss of his planet in Season 4, Episode 1 of Star Trek: Discovery and all losses of all kinds in all forms We are natural born killers. The spirit of the once living body always already is part of all that is, and the body joins the earth. We wash … Continue reading Star Log 24: Star Trek: Natural Born Killers
Loki is the embodiment (pun intended) of IDIC. In “Loki”, Loki exists in multitude. He is both the original and the copy, and the copies (thus far man, woman, child, animal, and bisexual Lokis) are variants of the original rather than replicates. He is both the Self and the Other, with each variant operating individually … Continue reading Starlog 23: Star Trek and Marvel: IDIC and All the Lokis
“The narrative of Sodom and Gomorrah has, unfortunately, been greatly misunderstood. It is not a story regarding homosexuals. It is a story about a homosexual act (anal intromission) that was about the enacted, violently and abusively to denigrate, humiliate, and disgrace Lot’s visitors. The desire of the Sodomite men was to abuse and mortify his … Continue reading Starlog 22: Star Trek: IDIC and Sodom and Gomorrah
Sometimes we feel that we are alone and apart. That never has to be so. In Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, Episodes 11 through 13, we see Dr. Culber and his partner Lt. Commander Stamets claim Adira and Gray as family. We see Commander Burnham complete her journey to figure out where she belongs and fully arrive home when … Continue reading Starlog 21: Star Trek: Connection
Imperial Majesty, Mother of the Fatherland, Overlord of Vulcan, Dominus of Kronos, Regina Andor, Philippa Georgiou Augustus Iaponius Centarius—or the mirror Captain Philippa Georgiou—was a bold, shrewd, intelligent, and dominant force. She was the type of force that makes the highest and most potent impact in the most dire and extreme situations—empire-ending situations—world-ending situations. She … Continue reading Starlog 20: Star Trek: A Complex Character—Adieu
Professor: Adventures The Exodus of alfI I walk the streets of a place called Ithaca that is far away from the diner. I pass a young woman wearing a coat and no shoes. I pass a young woman who looks at me with disdain. Perhaps to her I appear quite different. That’s when I feel … Continue reading Starlog 19: Adventures and Star Trek: Variations of Family
Professor: Adventures Professor and ChrX I stand outside of the diner looking at the glory that is ChrX. I can just make out a pair of spectacles with round lenses, a plaid shirt, and a beauteous smile. You’re far away from home, I say. Where did you come from? From your be-ing, ChrX says. … Continue reading Starlog 18: Adventures and Star Trek: Returning Home
Professor: Adventures Professor at the Diner III It seems there is a light. It is not garish. It is bright and white and somehow comforting. I look at it fully. There is an angel in the diner. I have heard about these beings from a planet many galaxies and light years away who travel through … Continue reading Starlog 17: Adventures and Star Trek: Like a Fairy Tale
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