Our talk about tropes, blocking, and narrative foibles is all pretty pedestrian for an extraordinary episode. Also Beverly Crusher’s credit score.
We do gloss over the dangers of shortsighted capitalism and militarism that underlie this whole thing. We also skip the arbitrary disdain the audience is supposed to feel about the folks of Minos dealing arms to both sides in a war. Am I supposed to be outraged that they’re not taking sides in a war? I mean, I watch this show about the Prime Directive…
Also, we’ve been gone for a while because of Things. We’re back on top of stuff and I’m going to be putting some time aside for solo sessions in the near future for schedule padding.
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