Earl Grey 267: TNG Goggles / by Richard Marquez

Death in TNG.


Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes 56 seconds

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Although we don't see deaths on The Next Generation very often, when a character does die, it can have a profound impact on the viewer. How are the effects of death portrayed on the show and what does it mean in our own lives?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss death on The Next Generation. Topics discussed include how religion and death are shown, how mourning is depicted, deaths we wish hadn't happened, and how the age and importance of the character who dies may affect how we feel about it.


Intro (00:00:00)
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:53)
What is Death? (00:05:24)
Religion and Death in TNG (00:08:37)
Mourning in TNG (00:26:46)
Deaths We Wish Hadn't Happened (00:33:09)
"Lower Decks" (00:41:34)
The Impact of Command Decisions (00:44:30)
Cheating Death (00:47:35)
Age's Effect on How We View Death (00:50:51)
Not of Equal Importance? (00:53:13)
Final Thoughts (00:55:53)
Closing (01:04:17)


Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson


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