The M-Files is a weekly divergence from talking about the Mets. Even The Mets Police have a life outside of The Mets. These are the sort of things we talk about.
I really don’t intend to write about Star Trek: The Next Generation every week but Amazon Instant Prime has suckered me in. This week it’s The Naked Now, the second episode of the series.
Much like last week’s Encounter At Farpoint most of the acting sucks (looking at you Denise Crosby and this week at you LeVar Burton.) I do enjoy that Riker kind of thinks Data is a douche and blatantly speaks to him that way, and that Picard kinda hates everyone.
Then there is our old pal, the completely useless Counselor Troi. This week she looks like this – I wish I could find a picture of the entire pantsuit but here’s the top half below. The quartermasters at Starfleet are quite casual with the uniforms in the 24th Century.
What’s semi-interesting about this episode is that there was a writers strike in 1987, so they were forced to rework the TOS script for The Naked Time. I forget the particulars but during the strike there was some rule where you could rework old properties but couldn’t start anything new. There was a 1987 Mission Impossible semi-reboot that used the same loophole if loophole is even the right term.
Weirdness: Troi calls Riker “Bill.”
Tasha Yar will apparently bang anyone, even Data.
They used TOS-like music a lot more in these first two episodes than I recall there being.
Anyway, something something molecules everyone loses their inhibitions, Troi senses something….another bad episode. 0 for 2 so far TNG. Patrick Stewart I feel pretty bad for you.
Speaking of Star Trek, I was riffing with a friend and said if he didn’t give my DVD back and this were Star Trek then I could just replicate another one. He said that’s piracy.
Then my friend and I really got obsessed with money in the 23rd and 24th century.
Spock is a commander. Based upon Navy payscales, a commander is an 0-5 if you look it up on the payscale.
Comments are open…it’s Saturday morning, let’s talk pop-culture!