144: Unconventional Tables

Released Tuesday, 14th June 2016
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Holodeck Tools. It's a Star Trek cliche in the 24th Century - the Holodeck breaks down, threatening our favorite Starfleet crew members, and hijinx ensue. However, the concept of the Holodeck means more than just using it for off-hour recreational purposes. The use of holographic technology changes the way the crew of the NCC-1701-D approach their work and the way they view their lives. Darren, Daniel, and Phillip dissect The Next Generation's use of the Holodeck as a tool in the workplace. The Federation flagship, like the modern office, must conduct employee training - but instead of tedious PowerPoint presentations, officers take tests in the Holodeck for promotion ("Thine Own Self"). Instead of researching documents on LexisNexis, crewmembers can call up holographic recreations of facilities and people who can directly give needed information ("Booby Trap"). Groups who need to reconstruct people's memories or eyewitness accounts can congregate in the Holodeck to see if they can create the same picture ("Schisms"/"A Matter of Perspective"). Join Earl Grey as they outline the many non-fantasy uses of the Holodeck. CHAPTERS Troi - Officers Exam Main Engineering (Thine Own Self) 7/16 (00:03:17) Geordi - Utopia Planitia (Booby Trap) 3/6 (00:12:13) Nikolai - Scenery and Caves (Homeward) 7/13 (00:16:19) Geordi - Away Mission (Identity Crisis) 4/18 (00:21:38) Enterprise - Train to New Vertiform City Simulation (Emergence) 7/23 (00:25:23) Barcly - Interface Chair (The Nth Degree) 4/19 (00:31:16) Picard - Covert Mission Training (Chain of Command) 6/10 (00:33:01) Riker - Table Making (Schisms) 6/5 (00:35:00) Picard - Science Station (A Matter of Perspective) 3/14 (00:37:17) Daniel's Soap Box (00:42:00) HOSTS Daniel Proulx, Phillip Gilfus, & Darren Moser PRODUCTION Darren Moser (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Michael E Hueter  (Associate Producer) Stephen Boyd (Associate Producer) Ron Saarna (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Send us your feedback! Twitter: @trekfm Facebook: http://facebook.com/trekfm Voicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfm Contact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contact Visit the Trek.fm website at http://trek.fm/ Subscribe in iTunes: http://itunes.com/trekfm Support the Network!Become a Trek.fm Patron on Patreon and help us keep our shows coming to you every week. We have great perks for you at http://patreon.com/trekfm

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