Re: "Darmok" vs "Trials and Tribble-ations" better Trek tribute?
You've got a point. I'm a little torn on "T&T". I stand by that "T&T" is a terrific episode and I've watched it tons of times and relished it.
But there's a point to made that it has *now* left a legacy of Trek nostalgia replacing quality Trek storytelling a'la Star Trek XI
It's a terrific episode that is the symptom of a very bad problem for Contemporary Trek--looking backward rather than forward.
"Next Time, On Staaaaaaaar Trek: Thenextgeneration"--TNG Preview Announcer (Ernie Anderson, RIP)
"That would take us in the wrong direction. Our mission is to go FORWARD and it has just begun."
--Picard on Trek Prequels (from "The Neutral Zone")