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Old February 23 2013, 10:42 PM   #20
Tiberius
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Re: Inner Light and other alternate reality episodes

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TIL isn't an episode where Picard watches a movie for 40 minutes.
How do you figure? Picard had no control of his actions.
And yet we saw him try to exit the holodeck, treat his wife with suspicion at first, try to access interstellar communications, teach his children about astronomy and come up with scientific ideas to save the village. That sounds like Picard to me!

It's an episode where he gets to live the life that was always denied to him, he gets to have a family, a wife, children, acting as a member of a community, not as the leader of that community.
Not even close. Picard had no control of his own destiny. He couldn't say leave the village and wonder the world. The life he had downloaded into him require him to stay in the village. He could not select any woman who would have him, the woman who was his wife was a part of the download. As were "his" children.
Yes he did. He went out for days, to the point where his wife got worried about him. And he encouraged his daughter to do the same.

Not knowing the time period he was in, did he try to contact Starfleet? Given the technology to implant memories in a different species, the technology for a subspace communication device should have been available too. Problem is, unless that was part of the download Picard wouldn't have been physically able to do it. Did he try to contact the planet's leaders, the authorities?
Again, yes, to both counts.

How many time did Picard say "Okay, I'm not going to play," until eventually the environment of the download simply broke him down.
How do you know the program would have broken at that point?

The life he alway wanted to live, but was deigned? Picard was treated like an animal.
No he wasn't. Granted, it was a drastic thing, but he was given a huge amount of choice.
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