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"Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week's episode of Kirking Off Nathan and Dean sit down to discuss monsters of the Star Trek universe, and the 'Monster of the Week' episode structure, and how it may differ from other television shows. How does one classify a monster across the multiple series? Is it intent, an ability or inability to communicate, novelty, or maybe all three? Do Federation ethics make classifying something as a monster more difficult than a show like The X-Files? Is there a reason why we see more monsters in certain series than others? Lots of prompting questions this week to consider as we present to you, The Star Trek Monster Primer."