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Mission Log #17: Episode 017- The Squire of Gothos

The crew of the Enterprise endures forced hospitality on an inhospitable planet. Is their host a military genius, a god, or a five-year-old? Find out as we put “The Squire of Gothos” in the Mission Log.

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  • Great podcast! To preface this comment, I am sort of the worst.

    It’s okay that there are globes in a setting based on the 1300s. The idea that the world is round has been popular belief since the 3rd c. BCE. The oldest intact globe is dated to the 1490s, and presumably older globes existed.

    The idea that Christopher Columbus discovered that the world was round (in 1492, sailing the ocean blue and all that) evolved from the writings of Washington Irving (of Rip Van Winkle/Legend of Sleepy Hollow fame). Somehow this idea has been perpetuated throughout our culture, and I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry! But people in history were not as stupid as pop culture would have us believe.

    I latched onto something at the very beginning of the podcast and latched onto that. Sorry.

    In other news, I did find the anti-countercultural streak in Star Trek quite fascinating and I never noticed it until you guys pointed it out to me! You consistently make me re-think my viewings of TOS and I really appreciate what you’re doing with this podcast.