Re: Messages, morals and meanings...
To the Talosian the illusion represents a fable. It might even represent a fable from Pike's point of view. But I'm wondering (as did Ken Ray) why the writer chose to phrase it as such. Was he thinking solely from the perspectives within the story or was he also trying to slip something in to make a point.
STAR TREK: 1964-1991, 2013-?