Rick and Todd get together to talk about humanoid origins in the Star Trek universe. We discuss two episodes. In “The Chase” the crew of the Enterprise discovers the traces of an ancient ancestor common, via panspermia, to humanoid species across the galaxy. In “Distant Origin” the crew of Voyager encounters a Voth scientist who has discovered that the Voth originated from Earth and are humanoid descendants of hadrosaurs.
Rick and Todd talk about Star Trek: an overview of the series, timeline continuity, development of the Klingons, the philosophy of Star Trek, genetic engineering, diversity, the Prime Directive and non-intervention, the secular values of Star Trek, the religious beliefs of other species and their productive tension with the secular Federation.