Standard Orbit: A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
126: Beauty is in the IDIC of the Beholder

The Misconception of Perception.

As the old saying goes, Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. The Original Series episode “Is There In Truth No Beauty?” from Season Three, is an incredibly deep and philosophical exploration into the more complex meanings behind the nature of one’s self. Does the superficial outweigh the essential? How can the truth survive amongst the shifting nature of human perception? As the Chief and AtoZ were away on respective missions, I beamed aboard my sisters from Educating Geeks, Alice and Megan, to help me unpack these philosophies.

At the end of this episode Spock and Miranda shared a wonderful exchange, “The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity. And the way our differences combine to create meaning and beauty." Did they tell a story that lead to the message or does the path not match with the destination? Does this episode fall into the Season Three stigma or did it set itself apart with this unique study of the human condition? Join us as we delve deeper into the IDIC, revel in the freshness of new visual POVs (especially Turbolift POV!), discover Alice’s passion for TOS Dress Uniforms and more!

Norman C. Lao

Alice Baker and Megan Calcote

Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:04)
Beaming In a Couple of Educated Geeks (00:02:04)
3 Perspectives on Truth and Beauty (00:07:04)
A Not So Trivial IDIC? (00:15:29)
Literally Literal First Impressions (00:17:46)
Interesting Points of View (00:24:43)
Is there in Dinner No Truth? (00:34:03)
The Abyss of IDIC (00:41:40)
Did the Truth Come Out? (00:50:18)
The International Flavor of Dress Uniforms (00:59:38)
Thank You For Listening to Standard Orbit! (01:03:42)

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Editor and Associate Producer), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager), Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: so-126.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 8:00am MDT