Episode 18

Published on:

12th Oct 2023

S1E18 Coming of Age: The One in Which Snitches Get Stitches

Star Trek: The Next Generation analysis of season 1 episode 18 (Coming of Age)

Hey babes, remember us!? We'rrrrrre back! After a long hiatus, Mike and Nic are back to analyze a relatively tame but lovely episode of TNG where nothing much happens except for everyone being really good friends. It's all #WholesomeContent.

Our analysis focuses mainly on the Starfleet entrance exams aspect of the episode - as two people with careers in learning and development, we have a LOT of thoughts about how Starfleet tests candidates and the limited vision the show had for the pedagogy of the future.

Besides that, we note that this episode was well-written and that all the characters were fully themselves. Interpersonal relationships were on full display, which is always our favorite. Overall, a nice, cozy episode to come back to!

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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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