So much wasted story opportunity with both Tasha Yar & Deanna Troi.
Even 3 episodes in, it’s pretty clear the first season writing room was a boys’ club.
1987. Sigh. (It’s not as bad as trying to watch old Doctor Who. But close.)
I don’t *hate* Troi’s uniforms. I can see the attempt at cultural accommodation.
And they did let her wear trousers.
But seriously, Berman was a creep, and it shows in the show running.
Feathered hair was always a mistake.
And all the shiny polyester costuming is getting on my nerves.
But knowing that multiple cultures used a word that sounded a lot like Ferengi to mean “foreigner”...
1987 was a different world. Not a better one.
Give your ID card to the border guard
Your alias says you’re Captain John Luke Picard
Of the United Federation of Planets...
(90s music, a song about dumbasses. The Good Place nails that aspect of Arizona culture. Go Sundevils.)
TNG was NOT okay with laissez-faire capitalism. Pretty sure TNG went a long way to teaching tween me that freshwater Econ/Reaganomics was a bad idea. (This is a victory for a kid raised in GOP dominated Mormondom.)
And the emphasis on diplomacy.
But it won’t matter once we’re below -70.
Not actually sure if the Federation is still using Fahrenheit here. (It could be either. They both suck for mammalian life.)
Jean-Luc, you have been out on the rim WAY too long. Have you never heard of government contracting?
Let me tell you about Fat Leonard...
This 100% sounds like a government contract scam. Like the bomb detecting dowsing rods that Bremmer bought.
Also it’s clear that hard drive tech was still so young that they were *typing* the programming instead of distributing an executable.
Worf & his kitty & Tasha & hers were good character development.
Poor Wil Wheaton.
Because every damn time they encounter any damn thing, shit gets *weird*.
(I know why members of the *cast* quit.)
Riker looks funny clean shaved.
Oh. This is how Data got introduced to Sherlock Holmes.
Fuck hypnosis. 400 years of advance, and that pseudo-science is still running around.
Sometimes I think 80s TV survived because it didn’t have much competition. What were we gonna do? Go to the mall? Hope the video store had something interesting available AND we wouldn’t melt it in the car/forget to return it?
Remember: To Serve Man is a cookbook.