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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old July 9 2014, 10:31 AM   #1
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Why did the flute people...

Destroy their memory bank after it transferred all the data to Picard?

More could have been learned by repeated visits by other people.

And what if he hit his head and forgot the whole thing before writing it down?
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Old July 9 2014, 10:45 AM   #2
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And what if he hit his head and forgot the whole thing before writing it down?
Dr. Selar would mind meld with him and recover the information. Naturally, because Selar is so hot, she and Picard would be nearly naked during all this, especially if the scene were to air during sweeps weeks.
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Old July 9 2014, 11:38 AM   #3
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Re: Why did the flute people...

Maybe they were worried wars would be fought over who gets to keep the flute.
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Old July 9 2014, 11:55 AM   #4
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Re: Why did the flute people...

I don't know why but "the flute people" gets me every time I read the thread title
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Old July 9 2014, 12:14 PM   #5
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Re: Why did the flute people...

Melakon wrote: View Post
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And what if he hit his head and forgot the whole thing before writing it down?
Dr. Selar would mind meld with him and recover the information. Naturally, because Selar is so hot, she and Picard would be nearly naked during all this, especially if the scene were to air during sweeps weeks.
...AS USUAL, you have your finger on the pulse of the thing, Melakon...and I am imagining the flute music in the background as Selar looks over her left shoulder and asks Picard, "...will you be commencing the fitness and endurance test any time soon, Captain Picard...."

...HELL yes...
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Old July 9 2014, 12:33 PM   #6
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Re: Why did the flute people...

I'm ready to replace Picard anytime....sorry for the use of my little brain...

Suzie Plakson could be my mother and she's stille attractive....

But for the initial question, It seems they wanted that as a very special and unique experience.
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Old July 9 2014, 12:54 PM   #7
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Re: Why did the flute people...

The Probe's Self Destruct made this episode even more self-serving than it already was! Now that Jean Luc has learned valuable life lessons about Family, thanks to Mechanical Mind Rape, no one else can get anything else out of it. This experience was for Picard ... and him alone. Everything else about this episode is fine, except for the method used to impose this "other life" on him. If, for example, Picard found himself on some derelict ship and pressed a wrong button, or ventured where he shouldn't have and ZAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!! here he is, living someone else's memories, it might've made more sense. As it is, it's weird and pretentious ...
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Old July 9 2014, 01:03 PM   #8
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Re: Why did the flute people...

The Probe in this episode is the same sort of dramatic device as the Guardian of Forever, or the Melkots, or the holodeck. Its only purpose is to get Picard to the story the writer wants to tell.
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Old July 9 2014, 02:32 PM   #9
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Re: Why did the flute people...

I really, really dislike "The Inner Light". It is one of the few episodes that I actively dislike.
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Old July 9 2014, 03:07 PM   #10
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Re: Why did the flute people...

I must say, this is a poorly conceived thread title. Take the time to determine the name of the alien species involved, or at least the name of the episode. "Flute people" is simply inadequate to the task.
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Old July 9 2014, 04:45 PM   #11
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I really, really dislike "The Inner Light". It is one of the few episodes that I actively dislike.
Care to tell us why?
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Old July 9 2014, 04:52 PM   #12
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I really, really dislike "The Inner Light". It is one of the few episodes that I actively dislike.
Care to tell us why?
Picard is mind-raped and that is never even mentioned. Riker acts like a total dullard for the entirety of the episode. A probe that can instantaneously interface with a human brain? The probe completely shuts down after implanting its memories in exactly one person? What was the point of even sending it then? They would've been better served to have sent books and recordings about their civilization.

But for all the problems, it commits the biggest sin a Trek episode can commit, it is incredibly dull. I can leap past most logic problems in a story if it is entertaining. "The Inner Light" simply doesn't do its job as entertainment (for me).
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Old July 9 2014, 04:53 PM   #13
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Mutai Sho-Rin wrote: View Post
I must say, this is a poorly conceived thread title. Take the time to determine the name of the alien species involved, or at least the name of the episode. "Flute people" is simply inadequate to the task.
Sometimes I think Mods should have the authority to make thread titles more understandable.
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Old July 9 2014, 04:56 PM   #14
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Sometimes I think Mods should have the authority to make thread titles more understandable.
Not a bad idea; another forum I frequent has the mod policy that the Gorts (yes really) can change a thread title and they just have to leave a * to indicate it's been "improved".

Could come in handy but cuts down on the hilarity...
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Old July 9 2014, 04:59 PM   #15
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That's why I only sometimes think it.
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