68. Conspiracy Theories (Part 4)

In this episode we discuss what might be the least true conspiracy theory (the Roswell Incident and Area 51) and the most true conspiracy (the Lincoln assassination plot). Rebecca Bleskie returns as guest. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie and Ian Davis for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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The Rachni Wars

In this episode we discuss the Rachni Wars and the resulting Krogan uplifting, as well as the ensuing Krogan rebellions and eventual deployment of the biological weapon known as the genophage. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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The Fall of the Republic: Fiction and History

Once upon a time, people consumed and enjoyed fiction in various forms. The play, the novel, the radio drama, the comic book, the film, the television show – each had their merits and drawbacks, their fans and their detractors. People enjoyed the stories told by others, and were satisfied with the stories as they stood – or at worst, learned to live with any disappointments they might have felt with the fictions created for them.   Then Star Trek happened.

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The Fall Of The Republic

In this episode we discuss the fall of the Republic to the machinations of the Grand Plan of the Sith, leading to the establishment of the First Galactic Empire under Sheev Palpatine. Paul McGeown joins as guest.   For more information on this episode as mentioned at the end, please read my essay here: http://www.hi101.ca/?p=180    

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Notes: Episode 18, The Space Race (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information. 10:48 – Voshkhod 2 flew on March 18, 1965. 13:55 – I couldn’t confirm that any town had actually lost any of their planets – this may be apocryphal, or simply misremembered. There are numerous towns with scale models of the solar system, though, many of which […]

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18. The Space Race (Part 2)

In this episode, we pick up the space race with the Gemini and Voshkhod programs and follow it through the Apollo landings until its official end in 1975 with the joint Soyuz-Apollo mission. Kevin Miller returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 17, The Space Race (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information. 4:48 – The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is the NASA capsule (contracted to Lockheed Martin) that is intended to replace the space shuttle, which has been grounded since 2011, leaving transport of astronauts to the ISS dependant on the Russian Soyuz Launch System. The first unmanned test […]

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17. The Space Race (Part 1)

In this episode, we discuss the origins of the space race between the United States and Soviet Union, from the early experiments of Robert Goddard and the aftermath of the Second World War through to the groundbreaking Mercury and Vostok programs. Kevin Miller returns as guest.

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