Book of Nature, Episode 11: Firefly

fireflyThe Book of Nature’s Todd Pedlar and Dan Dawson are joined in this cross-over episode by Sheilah Woodruff of the Christian Feminist Podcast, to discuss the short-lived, but much loved, sci-fi drama, Firefly.   Among the subjects discussed:

1) The sci-fi interests of the hosts, and how Firefly matches them

2) Scientific aspects of the show – accuracies, inaccuracies, and fun howlers

3) A pertinent and timely sci-fi trope: Terraforming

4) …and the ethics of it

5) Socio-economic portraits in Firefly, and connection to other fiction

6) Interesting character studies

7) Artificial Intelligence

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