Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, and how 90’s Sci-Fi Foresaw the Problem of the Modern News Cycle

North 225B

Thursday May 23, 2019 - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

A discussion of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5 dealt with issues of populism, identity politics, attacks on democracy and rule of law, and governments influencing elections through fake news. Even though these issues were of less importance when the shows came out than they are now the shows offers useful lessons of how to navigate the modern world.