I've recently started watching Star Trek TNG for the first time and it's really great. Encounter at Far Point is a fun introduction to the characters and Q is one dashing rogue
I can't remember the name of s1e2 but I'm *very* impressed with how quickly the show moves to assert itself as "the horny star trek"
woof, okay, s1e2 was all fun and games but I'm 2 minutes into the third episode and we've got some real problematic tropes flying around here. the "tribal" civilization who happen to look just like African humans can't BeLiEvE that tasha yar, a woman, could be a security officer! #TNGwatch
s1e7, Lonely Among Us (my numbering was off because the pilot was a double episode): Data is already acting VERY human. Picard made one offhanded remark about Sherlock Holmes, and that's all it took for Data to go full fedora and act smugly superior to the only woman in the room #TNGwatch
S1e9, The Battle. The Enterprise crew, when faced with a thorough, accurate, and precise description of the problem they're facing:
Forgot about this one, s1e10, Hide & Q. This... is the most genuinely disquieting image the series has shown me so far.
Oh, and as far as some more substantive commentary -- Q's motives make *no damn sense* in this episode. Nobody's do! Why does Q play the part of temptation? Why is it bad for Will to use his new powers responsibly? I got real wide-eyed when Riker mentions "all of [his] long talks" with Wesley, yikes. And like, they just sail off into the sunset laughing, never contemplating how goddamn *weird* it was that time Riker revealed their innermost desires? #TNGwatch
@trappleton Riker here is channeling middle managers everywhere. "I just want it solved, don't explain things to me!"
@trappleton There's actually a running theory in the fandom that Riker never gives up his powers here, which would make him one of the Q and probably immortal. It's fun to think about.
Also, lord, the innermost desires thing is so awkward. Adult Wesley is vaguely terrifying, and I feel super embarrassed on Worf's behalf for having his sex goals shown to everyone.
@hummingrain OH damn I am gonna get *all up* in that fan theory, I love that. 😄 And adult Wesley, seriously, right? My skin crawled and I think I took a break from watching after that whole episode.
@trappleton My understanding is somebody being petty after behind-the-scenes conflicts.
@naga ah, I shoulda guessed. Figures!
@trappleton Fwiw apparently the person who directed that episode was the one who did the tribal civilization = Africa thing, and got fired out of a cannon after this episode and wasn't brought back
@hummingrain you've just given that episode a happy ending! :)
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