this episode is almost as old as I am where has this been all my life 😭
turns out this forced genderless society is an allegory for our forced gendered society, and not just an arbitrary what if. the alien riker is now snogging is a trans woman. was not expecting to see trans allyship on this show, cuz 90s, and no I'm not crying you're crying
is this episode where the cis get their weird idea that trans advocates want a world where everyone is exactly the same without gender?
riker's def gonna fuck this agender alien isn't he
and now picard is defending worf wanting to unalive because of paralysis because the assistive tech would be so ~humiliating~. at least the "eugenics is okay, actually" episode gave geordie the chance to be rightly indignant at his crewmates showing their whole ass like this
I am not at all surprised to learn that riker is from alaska
"what about the rights of the eugenicists to commit eugenics? don't we have to protect diversity by protecting this artificially homogenized society?"
why is denying someone asylum from a eugenicist human society even on the table? like I thought eugenics was banned to begin with, and I don't see how the prime directive applies even if it does affect the society's planned breeding
this next episode is about forgotten memories and flashbacks, right after one about a kid who shuts off all his emotions to deal with trauma. nothing resonating here ha ha.
what exactly is a red alert? like what actions are taken when it is called? because it doesn't seem to include putting shields up, redirecting non-essential power, arming phasers, or even bridge crew being called to their stations
why does worf's parenting seem so familiar 🤔
or For Some of y'all ouT there, a wriTing SySTem WHere CaSe indiCaTeS iF a PHoneme is voiCed
data 100% has emotions he just knows where they come from better than biobrains and thinks that makes them not feelings
just a bunch of humans getting together to celebrate being tool users
"I cut you out of your old alien body and sewed you into the body of my crewmate, that was no big deal we can still snog, but sewing you into an alien *woman*, that's just too weird"
oh what in the queerbaiting fuck is the ending to this episode
My name is Else. As in if.
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