In this episode of Meta Treks, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison dive into the mud pits for a philosophical exploration of the Trill. From the etymology of the term "symbiont," to the precise nature of the shared consciousness between a symbiont and its host, to gender fluidity and identity, Zachary and Mike share multiple lifetimes of philosophical experience about all things Trill.
Welcome to Episode 43 (00:01:07)
Initial Thoughts on Dax and Trill Consciousness (00:02:07)
The Greek Roots of "Symbiont" (00:05:01)
Analyzing Trill Consciousness - One Consciousness or Two? (00:07:31)
Exploring the Boundary Conditions - Death of a Trill Host (00:24:33)
Personal Identity - Memory and Continuity of Experience (00:28:18)
Gender Identity, Gender Fluidity, and 1990s Gender Politics (00:40:05)
Personality Dominance - Host or Symbiont? (00:52:22)
Consciousness and Remote Sensory Apparatus (01:00:01)
Long Life Spans and Perspectives on Life (01:09:55)
Final Thoughts and Essential Dax/Trill Episodes (01:21:24)
Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison
Mike Morrison (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (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)
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