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Star Log 26: Star Trek and AI

“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

Star Log 25: Star Trek and Politics 

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 

Starlog 23: Star Trek and Marvel: IDIC and All the Lokis

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

Starlog 22: Star Trek: IDIC and Sodom and Gomorrah

“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

Starlog 20: Star Trek: A Complex Character—Adieu

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

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