May 11th, 2010

io9 Recommends Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast

io9 has dubbed Geek's Guide to the Galaxy episode 19 the "best discussion of human identity and the Tuvix Voyager episode ever."

Editor Annalee Newitz writes: The highlight of the episode is Adams and co-host David Barr Kirtley interviewing Robin Wasserman, author of Skinned, about how you transfer human consciousness into a high-tech body. This later kicks off a whole discussion between Adams and Kirtley about whether transporters are really killing you and then creating a perfect copy at the other end of the transporter beam. And that in turn leads to actual intelligent commentary on the Tuvix episode - you know, where Tuvok and Neelix are merged into one Super Awful Being as a result of a transporter accident? Yeah. You've got to listen.