First Contact (TNG)
The television episode, not the film. I like the episode but am always annoyed by the Security Minister. He always comes across as a caricature.
Caricature? Have you seen some of the politicians we have floating around nowadays? The security minister is down right deep compared to some of them.
I watch the news and read the paper every day and I agree most politicians are jokes but I still think the writers of the episode could have done a better job. I don't buy it as a case of art imitating life, I just think the writers couldn't be bothered to think up any kind of complex motivation. That or there wasn't enough time in the episode to develop the Security Minister the way they wanted.