this is going to be me next year when I start entering hospitals…
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Oh yea, I’m BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!
nerds, head nerd, more nerds. damn, I missed you guys :)
Oh god! How could I have stopped before this episode! We get introduced to my second favorite off-again on-again character: Lt. Reginald Barclay. Perhaps a high functioning autistic (did you know they’re getting rid of Asperger’s in the DSM?!) Barclay is incredibly endearing (he definitely has a cluster A personality disorder). This is also the episode I began HATING Wesley Crusher. I mean seriously, stop making fun of Barclay. It’s rude, you snot-filled son-of-a-wonderful-woman-who-needs-more-face-time-in-all-these-episodes.
Also this episode makes Geordi and Data look super kyute! ^_^ in that they both have to work together to make Barclay feel welcomed on the Enterprise. ADORABLE.
Also also, the holodeck is a terrible place to have fantasies. Especially since APPARENTLY anyone can just walk in on them at any time (GEORDI!) SUPER AWKS!
This is the episode in which I FELL in love with Worf and Picard became a lot more human.
A betazed, Tam, who is a specialist in first contact is brought onboard to deal with a life form like none the Federation has seen before. Also, unfortunately, the Romulans are eyeing it, and hell no Romulans aren’t getting that shiz. Also also unfortunately, the life form is orbiting a star that’s about to go Nova, so it’s literally going to die.
Eventually we learn that the life form was actually a ship, well, an organic ship, that was in a symbiotic relationship with its crew. Then, one fateful event killed all those crew members, and the sentient ship, labelled the “Tin Man” by the Federation, became listless and infinitely depressed. So. Much. Sadness.
Meanwhile, Tam, is a telepathic genius because he literally grew up with the ability to read other people’s minds, a power that all Betazeds have, but that most develop in their adolescence. So Tam has pretty much been skirting severe mental illness for his entire life. He finds a friend in the Tin Man, and the emptiness that surrounds it.
TAM: “It calls itself Gomtuu. It’s old, captain. It’s roamed the universe for many thousands of years.”
PICARD: “Where did it come from? How many—”
TAM: Far away. Maybe beyond the galaxy. Once there were millions of them.
TAM: It hasn’t seen another of its kind for millennia. It’s alone. It may be the last of its species.
PICARD: Perhaps we can help it in some way. Can you ask it to return with us to Federation space? At least persuade it to leave the vicinity before the star explodes?
TAM: Captain Gomtuu knows the star will go nova soon. That’s why it’s here. It wants to die. There was an explosion in space. Radiation penetrating the outer layers. The crew… The crew died. Such loss. Empty pain. Hollowness. Tin man hurts and wants to die.”
“It is humanity he is fleeing.” - Data, talking about Tam
It is episodes like this that remind me that human depression, in relation to depression possible in space, is quite pathetic. It’s like that movie, “The Fountain.*”
*walks away, cries
“Captain’s Holiday” Ep. 19 Season 3 TNG
Picard enjoys a book (nerd) while on the planet Risa—a hedonistic society with an economy built entirely on tourism.
Picard goes on vacation to Risa, which I have to believe is kind of like the Las Vegas/Palm Springs of the galaxy. He runs into an archaeologist—a sexy archaeologist—who has stolen an artifact which is wanted by Vorgons from the FUTURE. (Vorgons sound a lot like Blorgons, the Tardises from Inspector Space Time (a Community creation)). Anyway, long story short, Picard kind of falls in love with a woman and the universe isn’t destroyed.
Also, if you imagine you’d like to see a shirtless Picard, this is the episode for you!
VORGONS! they sound so dangerous!
“Allegiance” Ep. 18 Season 3 TNG
The bridge crew traps two overly curious aliens in a forcefield; Worf looks on smugly.
Picard is kidnapped in the middle of the night and replaced by a double. A double who, strangely, has all of Picard’s memories, but has a terrible fear of letting people down. He also SEDUCES Beverly, and hijinks ensue.
“Sins of the Father” Ep. 17 Season 3 TNG
Picard fights two Klingons to prove that he’s trustworthy? I guess? Klingons are weird.
Worf’s brother (whom he has not seen in like, decades) shows up on the Enterprise to inform Worf that there deceased father is being dishonored. Rumor has it that he helped the Romulans attack the colony he was on, with his family…. you know, the attack that made Worf an orphan.
It’s pretty awkward.
It’s also a lie. Something suspicious is happening on Q’onoS.
“The Offspring” Ep. 16 Season 3 TNG
Data tries to get his teenage daughter employed at Ten Forward. Guinan is tentatively onboard with the idea.
Data embraces asexual reproduction and literally builds a child, using the design of his own positronic brain as a model.
But then things start spinning out of control, starting with Laal using a contraction (because Data’s programming does NOT allow him to say words like “doesn’t”), and ending with her having a nervous breakdown of androidesque proportions. She feels emotions! And yet Data never has (except for that one time when Q… well, yea.)
“Yesterday’s Enterprise” Ep. 15 Season 3 TNG
Dear 24th century Earth, you’ve managed to end poverty and suffering, but you still haven’t gotten around to designing a goddamn seat belt for starships?
Riker is beamed off of a science space station just as it explodes, and shocker, now the planet’s officials want to try him for murder.
Essentially, there are three contradicting point of views presented on the holodeck over who killed Dr. Apgar, or at least how he died. Eventually, freak radiation sprouting around the ship leads Geordi to determine the real cause of the doctors death.
So Tasha Yar’s been dead for a long time, which means I haven’t heard the term “rape gangs” in like, forty-episodes. This episode, however, depicts a holo-image Riker, an evil Riker if you will, on the holodeck attempting to rape another holo-image person. I can’t stop thinking how weird it would be if rape was ever mentioned in the original series.