Maurice Hurley On 'The Infinite Mind'

By Amy
January 23, 2001 - 1:56 PM

From Wednesday, January 24, weekly public radio show 'The Infinite Mind' will be the concept of collective consciousness, and, as the official site reports, it's frightening implications.

Keeping with the theme of the darker implications of a collective consciousness, one of the guests on the program will be Star Trek scriptwriter Maurice Hurley. Hurley is the co-author of a number of Next Generation episodes, including the one that introduced one of Star Trek's greatest villains, 'Q Who?'. 'Q Who' sees the Enterprise flung halfway across the galaxy by an annoyed Q where they encounter a cybernetic race known only as the Borg who first study, then attacks the ship. The Enterprise only escapes when Picard admits he needs Q's help. The Borg later appear in a number of Star Trek episodes in both the Next Generation and Voyager.

In what's described as a rare interview, Hurley will give listeners insight into what prompted him to create the galaxy's greatest users and will also talk about how our own individuality is threaded now in the 21st century.

The 'Infinite Mind' is hosted by Dr. Fred Goodwin, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and has won the National Headliner and 2 International Radio Festival Awards. Focusing on the art and science of the human mind, spirit, behaviour, and mental health, it's heard in over 150 public radio markets in the U.S. and Canada. To find out more about when the program will be airing in your area, please follow this link, while the original report can be found here at the official site.

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