Lately, I’ve become a fan of the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG). Since I was a die-hard fan of the original series, I never could bring myself to watch a spin-off. After all, how could it do justice to such an iconic show?
Well, I was wrong. TNG continued the tradition of the original series in that it wasn’t just a show dedicated to science fiction.
It was a show that used the genre of science fiction to examine different aspects of the human condition and moral dilemmas.
Recently, I watched an episode of TNG entitled Schizoid Man. In this episode, the writers brilliantly weave a story around a man’s attempt to cheat death and live forever.
Can you think of deeper philosophical issues than death and eternal life? [Read more…]