Last week, Star Trek: The Pod Directive brought Ben Stiller to the table to talk all things Trek and memorabilia. This week, Tawny and Paul sit down with religious scholar (and, as Reza adds, captain) and writer Reza Aslan to discuss religion and Star Trek. Sound scary? Don't worry, this week's episode is filled with humor and dry wit as our hosts broach this fascinating topic, and Reza takes us and a deep dive on the symbolism behind a fan favorite, Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Darmok."
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Show Notes and Further Reading:
- One writer breaks down the plot of "Darmok" and why it resonates so strongly with fans
- Is "Darmok" Trek's most profound episode?
- The Children of Tama made our list of One Hit Wonder alien species from across Trek's history.