Episode 6

Published on:

21st Apr 2022

S1E6 Lonely Among Us: The One in Which Picard Turns into Pure Energy

Star Trek: The Next Generation analysis of season 1 episode 6 (Lonely Among Us)

In an episode so jam-packed with random shit, it's hard to even say what this episode is about but we pull from the many threads to talk about themes of vegan issues (indigenous hunting grounds, lab-grown meat, factory farming, etc.), education systems, the Federation's parallels to the EU and other institutions, Nic's rage at TNG's obsession with Sherlock...

It's a ridiculous, fun, wild, nonsensical episode and we are equally wild and ridiculous while analyzing it. Somehow we get on a running joke about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and laugh so hard we can barely breathe at certain points. It's classic TNG shenanigans and we're here for it!

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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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