Ian Keldon wrote:
I know I'm going to take flak for "The Way to Eden", but I don't care. For all it's seemingly simple "space hippy" plotline, I like that it shows that there's room in the Federation for people who don't want to be part of the "modern day rat race" as it were.
It was a nice balance to too many episodes where "good" = "becoming like the Federation" (that is embracing technocratic progress) and people were not allowed to simply be content with their current situation.
Hear, hear. As I've said elsewhere, Way To Eden is much better than its rep among Star Trek fans.
The space hippie costumes and speech and mannerisms and songs are all annoying. But the story is actually pretty solid.