Episode 9

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9th Jun 2022

S1E9 Hide and Q: The One in Which Riker Learns with Great Power…

Star Trek: The Next Generation analysis of season 1 episode 9 (Hide and Q)

Our two favorite space daddies square off again in this week's wild, fun episode. We see Riker turn into a villain within mere moments of being given powers, we see Picard being super chill about it, and we learn the crew doesn't want those ill-gotten gifts!

The episode is not without its problematic moments; we pick apart Worf being gifted a woman, Tasha's "hot for Daddy" moment, and the show's endless obsession with Shakespeare.

But those are small moments amongst so many iconic others; Wesley's big meaty hands, Q making fun of Picard's "vessel" obsession, about a million quotable quotes and our hysteria over Picard's peepee and poopoo conundrum when locked on the Bridge.

All in all, a classic TNG romp and we are so 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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