Standard Orbit 178: The Gospel According To Star Trek / by Richard Marquez

Author Kevin C. Neece Interview.


Running Time: 1 hour 19 minutes 37 seconds

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On first glance, the Christian worldview and the humanistic worldview of Star Trek would seem to have nothing in common. After all Star Trek takes place in a future when religion has essentially vanished from Earth. In that case, how can there even be a "gospel according to Star Trek"?

In this episode of Standard Orbit, hosts Ken Tripp and Zach Moore are joined by author and speaker Kevin C. Neece to answer that very question. Through The Gospel According to Star Trek book series and his The Undiscovered Country Project, Kevin poses questions about the spiritual significance of Star Trek as both popular art and cultural phenomenon from a Christian perspective.


Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:23)
Kevin C. Neece: Trekkie (00:02:46)
Gene Roddenberry...Atheist? (00:08:44)
Reconciling Christianity and Humanism (00:13:57)
Bread and Circuses, Sun and Son (00:20:22)
The Return of the Archetypes (00:27:08)
Sympathy for the Devil (00:32:27)
The Movie Era, Spock as a Christ Figure (00:42:57)
The Kelvin Era, Free Will vs. Determinism (00:54:55)
Final Thoughts (01:01:46) Closing (01:13:52)


Ken Tripp and Zach Moore


Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)