I would agree it being the weakest episode so far, still some bright spots. I loved the The Sting Theme, and the Icheb mercy death was a believable way of making Seven’s character relevant. Sir Patrick Stewart’s scholocky was french accent cringey. Im embarrassed for him that he made that choice.
Another down side is I don't think nearly as many people who watched TNG and are checking out this show would have seen Voyager. I think most would know who Seven is (maybe?), but Icheb seems like a pretty deep pull for most casual Star Trek fans, especially with 15 seconds of screen time.
In this show it seems like there are literally no limits to what can be done with transporter technology. Basically it's there whenever the writers need a shortcut. And if anyone can beam anywhere at any time, or beam anything, really a transporter would be a hell of a deadly medium-range weapon. What's the keep the Romulans from beaming an entire fucking army into Picard's vineyard? Nothing, really. It would be nice if someone had thought this through.
Kestra: v. goodThat's not enough milk for a piece of cake that size though.
okay, couple issues with this episode.Vulcan SF Security lady (why is she wearing sunglasses again?) hands a blue plastic thingy to Agnes and her first instinct is to put it in her mouth and eat it? Vulcan Security lady didn't say to chew it until *after* she started eating it. huh?
I just realized, my middle name is Lynne so ya'll can go ahead and call me JL, it's cool.
Maybe it's because I had a bottle of wine with the other episodes to help them go down, but the writing in this one was constantly making me cringe. Like every single piece of the plot made no sense and every line of dialogue against sappy music made me hate the characters.Won't make that mistake again.
What I loved about TNG was that, at its best, it managed to be progressive without being subversive. Granted it was very often not at its best, but from time to time they could be bothered to imagine a vision of the future that was actually positive and constructive. The FOX/NBC-esque media circus interview in the pilot ended any illusions that STP would be like that. I just don't believe that's the kind of media that would exist in a world of highly educated people who have all their needs met. I'm not saying that it would be easy to imagine what that would actually be like, but I wish they could be bothered to try.Instead STP buys into the same conspiratorial mindset of all American culture these days, that anyone in a position of authority is automatically compromised, and only a maverick like Picard operating outside the formal hierarchy can get anything done. I know that people have tried to frame the refugee plot as some kind of anti-Trump message, but all I see is the extreme cynicism and distrust of institutions that got him elected.But I do like the opening music, so that's something.
I just don't believe that's the kind of media that would exist in a world of highly educated people who have all their needs met. I'm not saying that it would be easy to imagine what that would actually be like, but I wish they could be bothered to try.
In a society devoted to self-improvement and scientific discovery I don't think it's some big leap to assume they would have good schools.