Martha: P FOR PICARD!
Cindee: (no response)
Martha: OMG why are you not there?! I need to get this out quickly. I don’t have Troi to hypnotise me to remember all the things I have forgotten!
Cindee: Hahahahahaha. Ok, so, first thoughts?
Martha: My first overarching thought is ‘this made absolutely zero sense’
Cindee: Ok, true. But that’s your main objection here?
Martha: I mean I suppose as a ‘woke’ millennial (I’m too old to be a millennial) I should be most upset at them condescending and belittling the two random cultures they brought aboard
Cindee: Ok, first of all, you are so a millennial
Martha: IF YOU WANT ME TO SAY IM UPSET WITH SHERLOCK DATA I WONT
Cindee: Second of all, my main objection to Data and his pipe is not the pipe itself, but the fact that A MAN JUST DIED and everyone is all like “hahaha, who cares, Data is funny”
Martha: Oh god yes they barely touch on that
Cindee: THEY NEVER DO. At least usually they wait till the end of the episode for their light-hearted moment though
Martha: But it does explain why in two episodes both the chief engineer and the assistant chief engineer have changed since Naked Now. They’re just dying left right and centre!
Cindee: As much as I’d love to say it’s cause they’re racist, they never give a shit when anyone dies. My husband and I even have a running joke where at the end of the episode where they have their little light-hearted moment we both go “HA HA HA HA HA . . . people died”
Martha: I think he’s the first death. Well, that also extends to their alien counterparts. Yar rushes in to say ‘there’s blood everywhere and we can’t find a passenger’
Cindee: Yeah, I know right?
Martha: And Riker is all ‘CANT THIS WAIT ONE MINUTE PICARD IS BACK!!’
Cindee: They just find out that one of the aliens dying and about to be EATEN and they’re all like WHATEVER. They make this huge deal about how they’re all vegetarians, but oh well, that sentient being is gonna be eaten.
Martha: But Picard is back!!!! You’re just not seeing the bigger picture here Yar!
Cindee: Right, cause his physical form was saved in the pattern buffer. CAUSE THAT’S A THING.
Martha: None of it made any sense. Him beaming out into space. That being fine.
Cindee: And being one with a cloud
Martha: Him writing a P on LaForge’s terminal
Cindee: That’s the part that made the MOST sense
Martha: Him being able to ‘get into the ships circuits’
Cindee: Ok, but let’s rewind here
MarthaL Yeah there’s so much I have no order to my thoughts.
CindeeDid you not notice the part where Troi and Crusher talk to Worf about the memory loss he had, and he says he doesn’t remember having any memory loss?
Martha: Yes! And Troi hypnotises then and says ‘remember back to when you first remember having the feeling of having memory loss’
Cindee: With her fancy device
Martha: REMEMBER WHEN YOU FORGOT? Tell me about that!
Cindee: In the future, hypnosis is a legit thing, cause they perfected the technology.
Martha: Troi was the worst. I bought her ‘duality of man’ argument at first, why she didn’t report her feelings.
Cindee: you DID?
Martha: BUT THEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER IT HAPPENS TO PICARD. And she says NOTHING
Cindee: She kinda gets a look on her face
Martha: A super helpful look. A look of ‘I should probably say something…. but… nah’ But, shout out to Worf’s electrocution acting
Cindee: Ok, so, speaking of which, he was in sensor control and Picard said sensors again
Martha: I didn’t have a problem with any pronunciation of sensors this time. It’s different…
Cindee: I see. Maybe earlier Patrick Stewart had legit never said the word before, and then everyone but Marina Sirtis was like “whatevs, prolly how British people said it” and then Sirtis eventually got around to telling him
Martha: She’s the only sensor they need
Cindee: You do know she’s British, right?
Martha: I did not!
Cindee: She made up some “other” accent that was supposed to be “alien”
Martha: Wesley has the same jumper on as last episode which is upsetting
Cindee: I’m sorry to tell you eventually he just wears the same shirt every day. What did you think of Dr. Crusher’s medical headgear?
Martha: Absolutely perfect! I see medical technology has improved so much
Cindee: To my knowledge, it is the only time she wears that contraption.
Martha: Well are they ever faced with an electrocution again? It seems highly specific
Cindee: Oh, which reminds me, back to our poor friend the assistant chief engineer, I like how no attempt is made to revive him
Martha: No he’s definitely dead
Cindee: Even now we’ve got CPR for that situation
MarthaL Unlike that alien that got poisoned who was dead and Crusher fixes her. And the traveler who she revived despite him being an utter unknown. This guy is definitely dead.
Cindee: Yeah they’re super inconsistent on when they try to revive someone and when they’re just like “nope, dead”
Martha: He was introduced simply to be killed off. He’s a red shirt! (I know that!) Oh also, in the pilot there was a curly haired guy who was on the bridge. He hasn’t been in it for a few episodes, now he’s relegated to ‘alien corridor escort’
Cindee: Oh you mean O’Brien?
Martha: I believe he had an Irish/Scottish accent so, almost certainly yes.
Cindee: Yeah, O’Brien is around for a while, but really struggles with what job he wants apparently. Also, his rank mysteriously changes several times
Martha: Well he’s done a terrible job at escorting the aliens through corridors, because ones being eaten as we speak
Cindee: yeah, well I think that was his only stint as alien escort man
Martha: Okay I’m trying to think of if there’s anything else. Oh! Wesley didn’t save the day but he would have were he given the chance!!!
Cindee: He would have? Oh right, the assistant chief engineer is like “go to class, captain’s orders!”
Martha: And how was he punished? DEATH. Are we certain Wesley didn’t do it?
Cindee: Good point. His revenge for being sent to class?
Martha: This is much darker than anticipated