Upload your stacks and get ready to get spun back up because we’re taking on the labors of Netflix’s cyberpunk action noir Altered Carbon. Super special guest Methuselah and Metal Classicist Jeremy Swist pitches to the Reception Police™ his idea on future super-soldier Takeshi Kovacs being a reception of the mighty Heracles. We get into this show’s genre roots, the motivations of (anti-)heroes, the archaeology of spinning the dead back up and – in true Platonic fashion – the nature of the soul. It’s Plotinus meets Philip K Dick. Verdict: you cannot disembody the embodied body.