Earl Grey 193: Consciousness On Demand / by Richard Marquez

Professor Moriarty.


Running Time: 41 minutes 51 seconds

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The character of Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' arch-enemy, appears in two episodes of The Next Generation - "Elementary, Dear Data" and "Ship in a Bottle." The character is only a holographic representation of Moriarty and yet is among the most memorable and well-liked recurring characters in Star Trek.

In this episode of Earl Grey, host Justin Oser is joined by special guest Lee Hutchison to discuss their impressions and thoughts on Professor Moriarty in The Next Generation. They also talk about sentience, consciousness, and the use of characters from Sherlock Holmes in Star Trek.


Intro (00:00:00)
Lee's Connection (00:02:35)
Elementary, Dear Data (00:8:28)
Holodeck Safeguards (00:13:49)
Mastermind Character (00:15:17)
Sherlock Holmes in Star Trek (00:15:17)
Ship in a Bottle (00:19:00)
Differing Opinions (00:26:42)
Moriarty in the Novels (00:28:02)
Final Thoughts (00:31:02)
Give-a-way (00:33:11) Closing (00:38:42)


Justin Oser


Lee Hutchison


Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Lee Hutchison (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)