There is probably six hundred episodes of Trek that I'd rather watch.
I love it. Sometimes you don't need a sexy MTV cast, Michael Bay editing, lens flare and a million explosions.
No, sometimes all you need is a bald guy and his flute. Utterly captivating.
Kevin W. wrote:
As per Braga: "In Gene Roddenberry's imagining of the future [...] religion is completely gone. Not a single human being on Earth believes in any of the nonsense that has plagued our civilization for thousands of years. This was an important part of Roddenberry's mythology. He, himself, was a secular humanist and made it well-known to writers of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation that religion and superstition and mystical thinking were not to be part of his universe. On Roddenberry's future Earth, everyone is an atheist. And that world is the better for it."
That kind of thinking is prejudicial.
Agreed. I'd have been more satisfied if Riker had sacrificed Wesley in a burning wicker man as an offering to Osiris.