Standard Orbit 241: Where Are The Robots?
Androids on TOS.
This week on Standard Orbit hosts Ken Tripp, Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart discuss the androids featured throughout the course of The Original Series. From Ruk and Dr. Korby's creations to V'Ger's Ilia probe, there are more than you think!
How does TOS' take on humanoid, artificial intelligences differ from that of later series? Why is is always so easy to overwhelm these incredible machines with simple logic contradictions or powerful emotions? Would we want to live forever in the body of an android duplicate? All these tough questions and much more, boldly listen!
Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:28)
Pre-Soong Androids In Star Trek (00:02:40)
What Are Little Androids Made Of? (00:06:23)
I, Android (00:23:31)
Return To Androids (00:40:51)
Requiem for Androids (00:46:03)
Android: The Motion Picture (00:53:20)
Final Thoughts (01:00:52)
Zach Moore (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Producer) Hayley Stoddart (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Nicolas Anastassiou (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Corey Elrod (Associate Producer) Dan Rhodes (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)