My favourite transhumanist star trek episode – errand of mercy

What is your favourite star trek episode?

There are many discussions on favourite star trek episodes but my favourite episode (even when I first saw it as a child), is Errand of Mercy, an episode which has particular resonance in times of conflict.

Errand of mercy is about a placid, docile race of people (called Organians) which captain kirk and Mr spock attempt to sway towards their side when at war with the Klingons. The Organians are frustratingly placid .. but it turns out that they are not humanoid but have evolved far beyond the body to be pure energy.

This transhumanist vision of ultimate human evolution as pure energy was appealing to me even as a child and remains an interest with meditation as a transhumanist technology

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