Podcast 156 – Space Opera vs Science February 4th, 2018 by Oren Ashkenazi, Chris Winkle and Wes Matlock Space opera has always had a tenuous relationship with science, from sound in space to the main deflector dish. But as scientific awareness spreads among writers and readers alike, these problems are getting worse. Join us for a discussion of the issues that face space opera as a genre, and at least a few potential solutions. Download Episode 156 Subscription Feed https://m.mythcreants.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/TMP-156-Space-Opera-VS-Science.mp3 Have a question or comment for our hosts? Send it to [email protected] Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission. Show Notes: Old Man’s War Star Trek: The Next Generation Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Star Trek: Voyager Serenity Battlestar Galactica The Expanse The Cinder Spires The Dragonriders of Pern The Culture Ancillary Justice Independence Day A Fire Upon the Deep Ninefox Gambit Enjoying our podcast? Thank us with a review on iTunes or Stitcher. Read more about Space Comments Fay Onyx February 5, 2018 at 12:34 am For some reason this episode isn’t showing up in my podcast feed the way it is supposed to despite other podcasts updating effectively. There are several possible causes for this, but one is something is up with your feed. Also, FYI, your podcast feed is limited to 100 episodes, meaning that older episodes are no longer available anywhere outside of your website. Perhaps that is how you want it, but if not I suggest upping the episode limit so that people can access them all. Reply to Fay Onyx Oren Ashkenazi February 5, 2018 at 2:26 pm It looks like this episode isn’t showing up on either iTunes or Stitcher. Not sure why that is, but we’re looking into it. Thanks for letting me know. The 100 episodes thing isn’t really what we want, but it’s pretty much our only option. As I understand the technical issues, any more episodes than that starts to time out on smaller apps. Reply to Oren Ashkenazi Oren Ashkenazi February 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm Turns out it was a category mistake, which should be fixed now. Thanks again for letting me know. Reply to Oren Ashkenazi Fay Onyx February 6, 2018 at 12:48 am Awesome! It’s in my feed now and I’m looking forward to listening to it. Reply to Fay Onyx DVD February 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm “Boy, it sure is lucky that these alien spaceships all use unprotected wi-fi servers so they’ll be easy to infect with computer viruses to save the earth.” —Jeff Goldblum’s character, probably, Independence Day, 1996 “What’s wi-fi?” —The character standing next to him. Reply to DVD JackbeThimble February 7, 2018 at 11:24 am At the 15 minute mark I feel like Chris is more or less describing Warhammer 40k. Reply to JackbeThimble Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Name Email (will not be published) Send me an email alert for: Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Save my name and email in this browser for the next time I comment. Message By submitting a comment, you confirm that you have read and agree to our comments policy.