Star Trek: The Next Generation analysis of season 1 episode 17 (Home Soil)
Hey babes, happy 2023!!! We're are thrilled to kick-off the new year with one of our all-time favorite episodes of TNG - Home Soil - where the crew get told to fuck off by an indigenous lifeform.
Though this episode has the typical issues with a plot that has threads to nowhere (in a way that reeks of network/executive intervention), the acting is topnotch and has some of the best dialogue of the series - a highly quotable episode!
In our analysis, we explore what it means to terraform (or colonize) "uninhabited" lands, how this episode accurately reflects the way European colonizers viewed the rest of the world, and the powerful message of the ending where Starfleet is rejected and told to leave and not come back for a long time.
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