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They are Fam-il-y (mp3 attached)
From: Marc Thomas
Hi trekTV Friends, "We don't get paid by the gut load, boy, leave the bucket be" Said once, Mommy to me, working as both us were, in a vineyard when wee was I. I dug those grapes, unavailable by retail, never sold as food this fruit was grown for drinking but while I'm lead to believe that wine is fine, it was never my cup of tea. Vaughn makes, used to make beer. Better. Although my Rock Hard beverage of choice remains a 'Tang Turkey'...A cocktail wherein heaping tablespoonfulls of 'Tang' (NASA's astronautical beverage powder) are disolved into a tumbler of Wild Turkey, the American corn whiskey preferred by alcoholics and other drunks in pick up trucks. But honestly, I get a little PDSD seeing the ol' Château...I see agin me as I flee farm boy bullies, Mister Locke in tow bein' all like "Oh no, Doctor Fritz tripped in the ditch" An action trope lost to kitch, unlike in any way...this gem of a TNG! There is, like, no action in "Family" and while there's more drama than not, it avoids cheap exploitation, it's classy and adroit in handling Picard's A-plot if Worf and Crusher's 'B' side boarders on the twee. The devotion of an episode to Picard's re-assimilation into humanity was a profoundly mature decision by the powers that were. I love the lack of suspense, the lack of violence. It's like a glass of wine after a stressful day. Or in my case maybe the glass of Pepto Bismo after a stressful glass of wine Written by Ron Moore who'd later export his grim grownup attitude to an unlikely reboot, BattleStar Galactica. Did Tracy meet a BSG alumni whilst working a wine gig once? I believe so, although state of the art neuro-science says "memory is an unreliable narrator" I choose to believe that I remember with accuracy Either way good job dramaturgist Moore This episode deserves and does earn future call backs like the starship christening in 'Generations' as well as the opening episodes of this years own Star Trek: Picard. TNG had hit it's stride by this point but this one demonstrated that Trek was back for real and for keeps. Marc