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From: Marc Thomas
Hi Trek TV Friends, When Sarek dropped in 1990, I, as a fan emeritus, from the original era, felt well served. Best Trek since 'Journey to Babel' Despite, implausible xenobiology and the implied efficacy of ESP, Vulcans are my way fave. I probably say this every time we have an episode Vulcanic in some aspect. The point is 'fan service' is no vice. This is a great episode but it doesn't need to be because it has Mark Lenard. So, Sarek's got a type. Are his human partners cool with that? "Is it 'who' I am or "what'?" This sentiment was expressed by Mr. Locke when he found himself oversees and in demand, years ago. Remember Mr. Locke? He says "Hi" I wonder if they even asked Jane Wyatt to come back to play Amanda. She'd been insanely old but The Grinch was, demonstrably, still kicking for the TNG pilot, so why not her? Whatever It's weird watching pre-pandemic TV. People without masks touching each other's faces. Not something you see everyday, anymore. Nonetheless this episode has a touching and emotionally resonant theme which asks "How much cooler would Gramma's dementia be if she'd had psychic powers and could fuck shit up?" Much Hey check it out...Mark Lenard and Leonard Nimoy? Same name spelled differently? Maybe but... Mr. Lenard's 'Mark' with a 'k' Etymologically derives from Germanic languages and is the sort of Mark upon which one gets set before going. Mine with a 'c' is from Latin and's gotta 'God o' War' thing going so who knows(?) Citation? I left that in my other pants Marc