I recently came across a post on Catholic sci-fi author John C. Wright’s blog titled Theology of the Body, Rishathra and the Cyberpope and, of course, I had to share it here. It was a response to one of Wright’s readers who asked:
Considering the normal problems that one would have with producing offspring with another species, one wonders that in the Star Trek world, sex would actually be encouraged with aliens since there’s almost no chance of procreation.
What I found most interesting and humorous was not so much the answer from Wright himself, but all the people in the combox having a serious conversation about inter-species sex in space. It sort of reminded me of the part in Mallrats when Brodie and TS are debating whether or not Lois Lane could ever have Superman’s baby.