Monthly Archives: March 2013

Episode 12 – “What You Need”

This is a study in moral psychology. What does someone need?  It depends, of course, on what one wants, and the facts. If I want to buy groceries, I need a mode of transportation, and a grocery store that stocks … Continue reading

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Episode 11 – “And When the Sky Was Opened”

This is a difficult story to describe, and to assess. The difficulty of description may be central to the point being made. Three pilots test an experimental spacecraft, but disappear from radar for a full 24 hours during the flight, … Continue reading

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Episode 10 – “Judgement Night”

One might think that this episode is about retribution. A Nazi submarine captain is punished for sinking a civilian British ship, the Queen of Glasgow, which has separated from its convoy.  But there’s more to it than that. The punishment … Continue reading

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Episode 9 – “Perchance to Dream”

In “Shadow Play” (episode 62) Adam Grant dreamed and couldn’t wake up. In this episode, Edward Hall is awake and is afraid to go to sleep, afraid because his dreams threaten his very existence. Though only 35 years old, Hall … Continue reading

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Episode 8 – “Time Enough at Last”

“Make it quick and get back to your cage!” That’s the command Henry Bemis’s bank president boss barks out after berating him for reading on the job, and more generally for his interest in poetry, fiction, and books generally, an … Continue reading

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