Star Trek fans are known for passion and occasional campy costumes at Trekkie conventions. The series gives us hope that in the not too distant future mass violence is behind us. But is it? There is an awful lot of violence in Star Trek – is it terrorism on occasion?
The guest, Kyle Sullivan from Trekspertise
An explorer of the universe, biology and humanity. My interests vary from alternative biology to the orbits of eccentric exoplanets to the pre-Columbian history of the Americas. Most importantly, I want to put these topics in front of a camera for the public good and the public joy. https://www.youtube.com/user/neoteotihuacan/videos
The host Phil Gurski
In this podcast, retired Canadian intelligence analyst Phil Gurski discusses the subject of terrorism: what it is (and isn’t), trends, developments and more. Phil Gurski, author of five books on terrorism, is not shy to wade into controversial matters and provide his perspective honed from more than three decades in intelligence. From Canada to the greater West to the world, subscribe to listen to the thoughts of a person who ‘worked at the coalface’ for many years.
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With Star Trek, we often think of aliens, starships, and a future in which humanity thrives. But what about terrorism? Does it still exist? Oh, yes. Turns out Trek has MUCH to say about the topic of terrorism.
Wouldn’t it be nice to imagine a future without suicide bombers? Or am I just a dreamer? I kinda think that Star Trek needs to give us hope for what is to come and not dwell on today’s challenges.
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