Measure of a Man

Episode 18 – The Measure of a Man

Measure of a Man

Andy and Jessica talk about AI and twisting your brain around rights of robots, after Jessica backpedals on a previous statement:
  • Data in love makes Jessica misty
  • Captain Picard and Phillipa Louvois’ relationship
  • Louvois decision and what it means to the federation
  • Riker’s heartbreak moments
  • Human attachments to … everything!
  • Data and emotions
  • Gainan and all that she is, plus Whoopi Goldberg (she’s so popular!)
  • Melinda M. Snodgrass

Links that were mentioned:
Whoopi Goldberg Panel at STLV50 and Whoopi and Nichelle Nichols together.


Jessica’s Rating

5 of 5 Data Poker Visors
5 of 5 Poker Visors


Andy’s Suggestions

From TOS, Season 1, Ep 20: Court Martial. (More courtroom drama and how can you resist Kirk on trial?) TNG, Season 2, Ep 15: Pen Pals (Also written by Melinda Snodgrass) and TNG, Season 3, Ep 24: Menage A Troi (Also Also)

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Next Up: Q-Who

Jessica’s Prediction

Q is going to show up in disguise and cause trouble as someone who they already know.

Mirror, Mirror

Episode 11 – Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

In this episode of Beginning the Trek Andy and Jessica discuss:
  • Classic Star Trek!
  • Sexy, evil clothes are more flattering
  • Evil Sulu’s scar and his interest in Uhura
  • Evil Spock is really Regular Spock
  • Spock and Kirk’s relationship. Soulmates?
  • Mirror Universes, parallel, dimensions in sci-fi shows
  • Technology in the 60s. Turns out computers didn’t have voice recognition. Or keyboards.
  • Andy knows A LOT about original punch card style old computers. A. LOT.
  • Marlena Mareau as a character and love interests for Kirk
  • Reverse the polarity!
  • The disappearing machine and we have no idea what happens to Other Kirk and other others
  • Uhura’s shining moments
  • The mind meld
  • Kirk’s word jiu jitsu

Jessica's Rating

5 of 5 Evil Spock Goatees
5 out of 5 rating


Andy’s Suggestions

If you would like to see more mind melding, check out Specter of the Gun in season 3 of The Original Series. Or if you'd like to see more Kirk word jiu jitsu, The Ultimate Computer (season 2, episode 24) and Return of the Archons (season 1, episode 21).

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Next Up

City on the Edge of Forever

Jessica's Prediction

It's going to be about a meeting with a civilization right on the cusp of evolutionary change. The Enterprise is going to witness or be involved in some kind of transformation.