Good evening. Looking back, it is odd to realize that the sexual coercion of Command Riker was played for laughs. Looking to the present, it is disturbing to realize that there are people (overwhelmingly male?) who believe that Riker's "consent" made the act a-okay. The bottom line: "You can be imprisoned for an indefinite amount of time - and possibly subjected to any number of potentially invasive experiments that constitute torture - or you can sleep with me to secure your freedom." Observer: "That's not rape!"