Star Trek Playlist: Star Trek and Religion/Spirituality

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  1. Stoek

    Stoek Commander Red Shirt

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    This weeks playlist focuses on episodes that deal with religious and spiritual topics.

    A note for those who haven't read one of these threads before, I place series in, in universe chronological order, so Enterprise comes first.

    Episodes are listed in the order given in their listings on Memory Alpha, and movies come in their appropriate section after episodes.

    ENT

    Chosen Realm

    TOS

    Who Mourns For Adonais?
    The Motion Picture
    The Final Frontier

    TAS

    The Magicks Of Megas-Tu
    How Sharper Than A Serpents Tooth

    TNG

    Who Watches The Watchers?
    Devil's Due
    Rightful Heir
    Masks

    DS9

    In The Hands Of The Prophets
    Paradise
    Destiny
    The Sword Of Kahless
    Accession
    Rapture
    The Reckoning
    Treachery, Faith, And The Great River
    Covenant

    VOY

    Emanations
    Tattoo
    False Profits
    Sacred Ground
    Coda
    Distant Origin
    Mortal Coil
    The Omega Directive
    Barge Of The Dead
    Spirit Folk
    Prophecy
     
  2. datagal

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    DS9: The Reckoning.
    It's one of my favorite episodes from DS9.
    It shows how an outsider (Sisko) has more faith in the Prophets than the one (Kai Wynn) who proclaim to have it.
     
  3. T'Girl

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    TOS
    That Which Survives
    . Lieutenant Rahda and her bindi.
    Balance of Terror. Angela Martine kneeling in prayer, in the ship's chapel.
    Who Mourns For Adonais
    . Kirk: "We find the One ..."
    Bread and Circus
    . Uhura: "It's the Son of God."

    TAS
    Yesteryear
    . Spock (a distant cousin) traveling to the family shrine.

    MOVIE
    TSFS
    . Vulcan Temple and Vulcan Priestess.

    TNG
    Where Silence Has Lease
    . Picard speaking on continuing after death.

    VOY
    Hunters
    . Tuvok's wife: "My husband, we have been given the news that you are alive. Your children and I have asked the priests at the temple of Amonak to say prayers for your safe return."

    ENT
    The Andorian Inciden
    t. The Vulcan monastery at P'Jem.
    Cold Front. Phlox spent a week at a Tibetan monastery, attended Mass at the Vatican, and observed the Vulcan Tal-Shanar ritual.


    :)
     
  4. Bad Thoughts

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    Shouldn't the list include all Q episodes, who self-described as omnipotent?
     
  5. Roboturner913

    Roboturner913 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    More DS9
    Battle Lines (mission work)
    Let He Who is Without Sin (fundamentalism)
    Tears of the Prophets (mysticism, death)
    Image in the Sand (more mysticism, prophecy)
    Shadows and Symbols (and more mysticism)
     
  6. maneth

    maneth Captain Captain

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    I don't think so, because the Q continuum never asked or required the less powerful races to worship them.
     
  7. Robert Comsol

    Robert Comsol Commodore Commodore

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    While most definitely a topic I'm very interested in, I wonder if your focus is on "god (or devil) images" or philosophical-spiritual-religious issues.

    TOS:

    "Where No Man Has Gone Before" & "Charlie X" (can man handle god-like powers?)
    "This Side of Paradise" and "The Apple" (false paradises)
    "Wolf in the Fold" and "And the Children Shall Lead" (devil entities)
    "Return to Tomorrow" (god images)
    "The Savage Curtain" (good vs. evil)

    TAS:

    "Bem" :eek: (the TAS Episode that left me almost speechless...)

    Bob
     
  8. Bad Thoughts

    Bad Thoughts Commodore Commodore

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    The thread does not ask for something specifically theistic. Nonetheless, the Q have godlike qualities (ominipotents and omniscience, although not necessarily omnipresence, not unlike Greek deities) and often play godlike role, particular in regard to judgement.
     
  9. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

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    TOS: Return of the Archons. Landru is treated pretty much as a god by those in The Body, and even resistance members like Reger and Marplon seem to call out to him when circumstances turn against them. Lawgivers with staffs and dressed like monks, and Landru's projected images make him look like Charlton Heston as Moses.
     

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