Meta Treks 36: Stronger Together / by Zachary Fruhling

The Philosophy of Star Trek Beyond

Running Time: 1 hour 41 minutes 2 seconds
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In this episode of Meta Treks, hosts Mike Morrison and Zachary Fruhling share their initial thoughts on the philosophical themes and overall message of Star Trek Beyond. From the existential journeys of Kirk and Spock, to Spock's moral obligation to his own endangered species, to Balthazar Edison's resentment-based militarism and perpetual war, Star Trek Beyond continues the ongoing Star Trek tradition of philosophical and character-driven exploration of the human condition.


Welcome to Episode 36 (00:01:06)
Initial Impressions of Star Trek Beyond (00:03:08)
The Existential Journeys of Kirk and Spock (00:21:51)
Spock's Moral Obligation to His Own Endangered Species (00:41:29)
The Tragedy of Balthazar Edison - Militarism and Perpetual War (01:03:01)
The Message of Star Trek Beyond (01:15:32)
To Absent Friends - Remembering the Past, Living for the Future (01:21:29)
Final Thoughts (01:27:30)


Mike Morrison and Zachary Fruhling


Mike Morrison (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Patrick Devlin (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Janeway (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)