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Naked Then and Thener
From: Marc Thomas
Hi Trek TV Friends, I've occasionally wondered, will they still have science fiction in Kirk,Spock and McCoy times? The answer is yes. And this is it, TNG, I often perceive The entire subsequence of Star Trek as the saturday nights of Lt. Kevin Riley, spent watching The Next Generation,DS9 or Voyager on the Federations sub-space Sci Fii network, immersed in the wonders of tomorrow…. "The blind no longer need wear sparkly gowns" like Miranda in Truthful Beauty "Androids" like those discovered by Corby and Mudd "live on you ship?" as do" klingons?" Doctors are no longer grinchyy but kinda hot, especially shrinks, they often, as do many female crewmates, wear…"Okay this is a little far fetched..pants? Really?" Eventually the poor sap feels like watching a historical costume drama, akin to our Deadwood or Downton Abby so he switches channels to watch Enterprise but turns off the TV after only four years. Speaking of Sci Fi, anyone ever heard of an early 1970's made for TV movie called The Questor Tapes? Majel Baretts in it, as she would be since it was a failed Roddenberrry pilot. It's about an android named Quester, Data by another name. . In this story the robotic protagonist explains to a lady hot for him that he is "fully Functional" in a line of dialogue later lifted for Brently Spiner in the second episode of Nextity Gender. I thought Yar was the hottest of the TNG double x-er. My main switch hitter gal-pal of the time was more into Crusher, though dismissing Yar as "that skier chick" so we were never able to negotiate an imaginary three way. Most guys I know don't go for Tasha much either. Oh well, more for me. If only I was fully functional. I really wish we had a cameo from Bruce Hyde who played Lt Kevin Riley in Naked Time and stole the show. In both Naked cases, it seems a little early in the series to be offering such a peak at these character's soft psychological underbellies. I'd think we'd wanna see more of their veneer before such a big reveal. TNG's season one doesn't even rise to the level of greatness it would later, but believe me kids, it was the best science fiction show on the tube at the time and the best by far since the original Star Trek. Sorry Space 1999, but we both know its true. Attached are some theme song options for this, Trek TV's post TOS age,another scary intro, another jazzy outro and a bootleg recording from one of Jared's sold out stadium concerts. Have a nice Day double x double o