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From: Marc Thomas
Hi Trek TV Friends, An archeology themed TNG? I love it! Or do I? While the plot concerns the Vorgon's McGuffining after a quantum phase inhibitor named Tox Uthat, the planetary setting of Risa is what makes this episode distinct. I'm not sure that we learn much about the future of Doctor Tracy's science, here. When I first saw this, I really wanted it to be the same planet as featured in TOS's 'Shore Leave' I would have said as much in my letter to you concerning that particular TOS outing which you covered in October of 2010 but that was before I'd become one of your regular correspondents. Knowing I'd missed airing my opinion on the aforementioned Shore Leave, I eagerly awaited the podcast for this TNG to have my say. Well, now it's here. I must admit, the planet of Alice in Wonderland’s bunny, somewhere in the galaxy’s Omicron Delta region is more like West World. In fact, when the original Yul Brenner version of ol' WW first appeared, I immediately recalled TOS 17. Risa, on the other hand, is more like a seaside party town, a tourist trap in space. Woefully under roboted. Not my cup of tea but if its parent star’s fusion got squelched, I’d, maybe, go there for the snow Thankyou for your service, Marc PS... That was so fun, writing a TTV email again. Don't feel obliged to make a podcast for it, right away. I'm a lot busier than I was 3 years ago too, so I understand. I didn't even get a pandemic brake, because I work at home! I was just so happy to hear from you, those massive Australian fires that left the news cycle once COVID 19 took the spotlight, brought you two to mind, which made me start listening to the podcast again, That was when I noticed that Trek TV had an anniversary in June so I decided I’d write to you then.