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Episode 6: Star Trek First Contact W/ Dr. Liz Faber

The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast

Release Date: 03/16/2021

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On This Month's Episode: Dr. Liz Faber of Labour`e College, and author of The Computer's Voice: From Star Trek to Siri, shepherds me through the vast world of Star Trek as we talk about and analyze Star Trek: First Contact. We talk about Feminism, Psychoanalysis, The Cold War, and what it takes to create a socialist utopia.

 

Production Notes:

Basics: About Dr. Faber and Her Incredible Book (5:15-27:34)

  • The Love of Star Trek 
  • Gendering of Computer Voices
  • Spaceships as wombs 
  • Trauma reconciliation through Pop Culture 

Basics: About the film First Contact 27:35-46:57

  • Plot synopsis 
  • Trivia from IMDB

Historical Context: 46:58-1:02:22 

  • What was happening in 1996
  • What was Happening in the Star Trek Universe 
  • Easter Eggs 
  • Techno-fear, Surveillance Capitalism and Algorithmic Racism 

Social Analysis: 1:01:36-1:23:52

  • Bureaucratic Capitalism 
  • The Cost of Utopia 
  • 9/11 and cultural Criticism 
  • Deconstructing Star Trek Fan Culture

Conclusion: 1:24:05-1:27:35

  • What to watch: STOS Ep: Metamorphosis   
  • Get Vaccinated by a Healthcare Professional 

 

Stick Around For:

  • Dr. Faber being The Queen of Star Trek Context
  • Dr. Faber pushing Brian away from Insurrection 
  • Brian losing his mind over how The Federation was created
  • A Discussion of Earth as a Trash Planet 

Book Recommendations:

The Computer's Voice: From Star Trek to Sri by Dr. Liz Faber 

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff 

Algorithms of Oppression by Safia Umoja Noble 

 

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