Here’s a talk I gave to the Phi Beta Kappa induction dinner at American University, 7 May 2008.
Note that I actually forgot to make the point I was planning to make about Battlestar Galactica: the show is effectively serving as a speculative world take on “alien-ness” by continually blurring the human/Cylon boundary. (That will make more sense after you listen to the podcast.)
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