Episode 15

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29th Sep 2022

S1E15 Too Short a Season: The One in Which Age Ain't Nothing But a Number

Star Trek: The Next Generation analysis of season 1 episode 15 (Too Short a Season)

We come back from a mini-hiatus to an episode that we had mixed opinions about. Mike enjoyed the exploration of men broken by toxic masculinity, while Nic was bored and missing her sweet baby boys. What we were definitely in agreement on was that the makeup/prosthetics and acting were lacking in this one.

The show explores several interesting themes (which it sadly never pays off) - feeling useless in old age, internalized ableism, making up for past mistakes, the hubris of white men with authority, and who deserves to live forever (or at least, get a second life).

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Redshirt Collective
A Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch-Along Podcast!
Join Nic and Mike as we boldly go...through every single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation! We post every other Thursday, covering one episode of TNG in each episode of the podcast, giving our takes as radical leftists and connecting themes in the show to our personal experiences.

Looking to create a welcoming space for all those in the fandom that are usually kept at the margins; we want our comrades from around the world to laugh and rage along with us as we analyze a show that functioned as dangerous heteronormative neocolonial propaganda, but also as a heartwarming attempt to find humanity, tenderness and curiosity within ourselves. Welcome aboard, comrade!
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