The Hirogen (VOY) and the Hunters (DS9: "Captive Pursuit") Comparison.  

It's clearly unethical to hunt another sentient being for sport; well, unless you are the Hirogen in Star Trek: Voyager or unless you are the Hunters in the first-season Deep Space Nine episode "Captive Pursuit." But while nicely-pressed red uniforms and glow-in-the-dark space helmets may be the hunting attire of choice for the Hunters in "Captive Pursuit" (hearkening back to the great English redcoat fox hunts of old Earth), the Hirogen took the sport of hunting to a more violent and more visceral level.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Kay Shaw compare and contrast the tribal and nomadic Hirogen from Voyager with the more gentlemanly Tosk-hunters from the first-season Deep Space Nine episode "Captive Pursuit." Did the Hunters in Deep Space Nine provide the germ of the idea, and the model for, the more violent Hirogen in Voyager? And what is the Federation's moral responsibility to those being hunted, Tosk or otherwise, in light of the Federation's respect for the universal rights of individuals, in light of the non-interference policy of the Prime Directive, and in light of having tolerance for other cultures without those pesky human notions of morality?  

Plus, we break mid-show for a very special announcement from fellow To The Journey host, Suzanne Williamson, who has successfully sought out new life!

Intro (00:00:00) 
How Tosk Are You Feeling Today? (00:01:52) 
Taking All Your Internal Bits and Bobs as Trophies (00:03:40) 
Morally Different or Not? (00:08:16) 
BREAKING NEWS!!! (00:13:34) 
Non-Interference Policy (00:15:31) 
All About the Hunt, 'Bout the Hunt, No Farming (00:21:48) 
Squishy Gross Element (00:27:27) 
Top of the Food Chain (00:31:04) 
Justifying It with Logic... Again (00:34:33) 
Hirogen Epic Poetry (00:39:12) 
Illegal Gentleman Hunts (00:42:05) 
Their Whole Identity (00:46:37) 
A Justifiable Solution? (00:49:35) 
Closing (00:58:46)  

Zachary Fruhling and Kay Shaw  

Kay Shaw (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-223.mp3
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