I will apologize for post-production delaying this one for so long. I will NOT apologize for the singing.
Regarding the heating in space. Apparently, black-body radiation can allow a medium to radiate heat from a space station into space. It’s a system used on–duh–the International Space Station; the real space station that’s in orbit right now and not boiling from waste heat. I am an idiot.
We glossed over the series’ better tries at being feminist by pretending not to know what a ‘homemaker’ is. It’s not that gender equality eliminates homemaking or that an ideal future has everyone in the workforce and no one engaged in childcare full-time (what even is the difference between working at a day care and being a stay-at-home parent in a society with no currency), it’s that homemaking as a female-dominated “occupation” which generates no income creates a societal power imbalance in capitalist societies.
I’m a bit disappointed we didn’t keep Romulan co-captains or that we never heard from these guys afterwards. Except for the books where Offenhouse is literally better at diplomacy and commerce than anyone else in The Federation (jesus beeping christ).
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