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

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Old January 10 2013, 11:29 PM   #16
MikeS
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Re: Episode of the Week: Symbiosis

The Castellan wrote: View Post
I also see a hidden message about this story, showing one group of people exploiting another by giving them a 'cure', but the cure is worse than the so-called disease and addictive....at the risk of a few angry/smart alec comments, I see some well deserved pot shots thrown at big pharmaceutical.
It would appear that Robert Meyer Burnett agrees with you;

Robert Meyer Burnett wrote:
Yeah – and by the way, “Symbiosis” plays better now than it played back then. The drug allegory, and the fact that pharmaceutical companies today would rather have you hooked on Zoloft or Percocet… you watch that now and it’s like, wow! “Symbiosis”, which at the time – a lot of people don’t consider that maybe a great episode – to me, just watching the remastered version, not only is it a Star Trek II reunion with Merritt Butrick and Judson Scott, but it really works well as a drug allegory, even now – more so now than ever.
Thanks to Trek Core for that interview.
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