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Episode 4: Zazrit

This one’s a meaty one as we meet #StupidSexyZazrit, talk crew dynamics, and really dive deep on the ethics of torture, consent, and mind melds.


Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

KC Colman - @DJPheonyx


Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Links and Show Notes

Enhanced interrogation

Moral relativism

Chain of Command - The famous Star Trek: The Next Generation episode where Captain Picard is captured and tortured by Cardassians

In the Pale Moonlight - Sisko struggles with doing the wrong thing for the right reasons

For the Uniform - Sisko uses biogenic weapons on a planet

Mind Melds

Mirror, Mirror - The Original Series episode where Mirror Universe Spock forces a mind meld on Dr McCoy

Meld - The Voyager episode where Tuvok almost kills Lon Suder with a mind meld after losing control of his violent impulses because of Suder’s sociopathic nature

The Maquis, Part II - The Deep Space Nine episode where a Vulcan member of the Maquis attempts to forcibly extract information from Gul Dukat using a mind meld

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - Spock obtains information using a mind meld

Ferengi Energy Whip - Zazrit’s secondary weapon