209: Just Don’t Smell the Flowers


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The first rule of Rubicun III is don’t play in the flowerbeds. No wait … that would be “run everywhere.” But staying away from the flowers is definitely rule number two. And if don’t obey the rules, there’s only one punishment: death. The boy, Wesley Crusher, learned this the hard way when Picard allowed his crew to go on shore leave on a pre-warp world.

In this episode of The Ready Room, we’re joined by Bruce Gibson and Luke Weir to discuss “Justice” … and why there can be none when laws are absolute. We also debate whether a system of absolute laws could actually work, the highly sensual nature of 1987 Star Trek, the obsession with god-like aliens, and more.

Plus, in our news segment we discuss recent Star Trek: Discovery news and the forthcoming Deep Space Nine documentary.

News Star Trek: Discovery Details (00:03:48) DS9 Documentary (00:19:51)

Feature: Justice Initial Thoughts (00:30:20) The Boy, Wesley Crusher (00:38:30) Let’s Get Racy! (00:40:25) An Eden-like Feel (00:49:27) Forbidden … Temporarily (00:52:36) Can Absolute Rules Work? (01:03:52) The God Thing (01:12:15) The Original “Justice” Concept (01:19:14) Final Thoughts (01:37:06)

Hosts C Bryan Jones and Bruce Gibson

Guest Luke Weir

Production C Bryan Jones (News Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Feature Editor and Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Associate Producer) Sam Piassick (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Janeway (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) David Shuford (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

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