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Old February 16 2014, 04:13 PM   #30
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Re: Inner Light, LOL

LOKAI of CHERON wrote: View Post
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Plus, people seem to ignore that Picard is essentially being mind raped.
I've never really thought about it from that angle before, but it's an extremely good point. It's never explored of course, but I imagine a violation of that type would have serious mental health ramifications for even the most strong minded.
But he got a flute!

JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
I just think badassery is overrated, and episodes like Inner Light are a good change of pace for the show. I wouldn't want every episode to be like that, but a few of them can work.
You can do change-of-pace without killing your audience with stupidity and boredom though. The Kataan probe made no sense, dump a few memories into a single individual by mind raping them and hoping they'll pass on your story in a favorable light. Then it just shuts down and no indication is given that there is anything else to it. No books, no computer records. Just some memories that will die when Picard dies and a flute.

Then there's Riker who acts like a rank amateur throughout the episode.

I think "The Inner Light" is pretty terrible on just about every level.
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