In destroying the woman's cube, it gave a greater impact to the story - remember the context of the time.
I'd love to have this part elaborated on (I didn't live through the context of the time, by the way). If it was the woman that survived, it'd be a sort of damsel-in-distress situation--is the impact the fact that the situation didn't allow for woman-saving to occur? (Also, is it somewhat good/refreshing that the damsel-in-distress cliche was thereby avoided?)
I'm also wondering, what if it wasn't revealed right away who the survivor was?
- Sifting TNG character quotes like no one has sifted before. Each post consists of quotes, rearranged by sentence, to produce a delight/disturbance (based on character and episode).