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Episode 112 – “No Time Like the Past”

“No Time Like the Past” is another of many episodes addressing the possibility of time travel and the philosophical issues raised by it. The episode begins with an argument about the risks associated with time traveling to the past. Paul … Continue reading

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Episode 110 – “Miniature”

Philosophers attempt to make sense of the human condition, and doing that entails making sense of how humans typically function. This requires specifying what the functions are that humans carry out, and how the conditions in which they find themselves play a … Continue reading

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Episode 108 – “Death Ship”

Setting a spaceship safely down on a newly discovered planet is fraught with danger, even in the technologically advanced future of 1997 (as represented in 1963, when this episode aired), the year in which Spaceship E89 is traveling around the … Continue reading

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Episode 98 – “The Dummy”

The form of comedy practiced by ventriloquists was popular through the 1960s, a holdover from the vaudeville era. The ventriloquist appears with a prop, her or his dummy, usually a large doll, placed on the lap, or on a chair … Continue reading

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Episode 95 – “Hocus-Pocus and Frisby”

There is a charming disconnect in the person of Somerset Frisby, a good-ole-boy country bumpkin and owner of a rural gas station and general store, who possesses both a remarkable intellectual interest and claimed expertise and experience over a vast swath of … Continue reading

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