Gene Roddenberry believed that Star Trek was a way to debate so-called "controversial" issues through the disguise of a futuristic setting. The Next Generation featured episodes that tackled the modern struggles of changing gender roles ("The Outcast," "Angel One," & "The Perfect Mate"), drug use ("Symbiosis"), terrorism ("The High Ground"), and the lifelong effects of war ("The Hunted"). The quality of these storylines ranged from thought-provoking to disappointing. Phillip, Darren, and Daniel discuss how the writers of TNG did not always provide the answers to these issues, but how they provided a platform to examine our society. We invite you to be a part of the controversy and listen to this latest Earl Grey.
Running Time: 59 Minutes 8 Seconds
Daniel Proulx, Phillip Gilfus, & Darren Moser
Editor / Producer
Controversial Story-lines (00:04:18)
The Outcast 5x17 (00:07:40)
The High Ground 3x12 (00:17:13)
Symbiosis 1x22 (00:26:14)
The Perfect Mate 5x21 (00:34:37)
Angel One 1x14 (00:42:45)
The Hunted 3x11 (00:46:00)
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