What happens when social media and public opinion rule the world? How does an all-male species react to the birth of female child? And can Seth McFarland leave behind the problems of much of his earlier writing.
Like the Star Trek shows it pays homage to, The Orville uses science fiction to hold a mirror to our own world. Matthew and Jacob explore this show, the questions it raises, and some of their concerns about it.
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Babylon 5 is more than 20 years old, but it still raises great questions about telepathy, fear, and the ways we treat the “other.” In this episode, guest Jacob Milicic joins the cast for a discussion of Babylon 5 and the Psi Corp – an organization of telepaths that started as an attempt to limit and control telepaths, and instead becomes one of the most powerful groups in the B5 universe.
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Jacob Milicic may or may not be a sentient landfaring cross between a porpoise and a sponge. He has two hands and a face.