The Inner Light.
Every once in a while Star Trek hits on a story that is just great science fiction, a story that works even if all the elements unique to the series are removed. That’s what Morgan Gendel delivered in his touching story about Picard’s life as a man named Kamin on the planet Kataan. “The Inner Light” won TNG one of its two Hugo Awards, and for good reason. In this episode of The Ready Room we’re joined by Colin Higgins, Matthew Rushing, and Charlynn Schmiedt to discuss this fan favourite, what it reveals about the inner workings of Picard’s mind, and the many layers of family and society that make up the 25 minutes of unconsciousness that saw a lifetime pass for Jean Luc.
In news we reflect on First Contact Day and the likelihood of real-life first contact by 2063, discuss Scott Bakula’s comments about the possible fifth season of Enterprise on Netflix, William Shatner and the Texas Lottery, a 3-D version of the Russian Star Trek Into Darkness trailer, a sneak peak at the recording of the Into Darkness score with composer Michael Giacchino, get excited about Alice Eve and the audiobook version of the movie novelisation, and we share our thoughts on Countdown to Darkness #4 and how it sets up the movie. Plus, we reveal why Tuvok might be wearing a kimono in the near future.
Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
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Happy First Contact Day!
Bakula comments on possible fifth season of Enterprise
Shatner Beams Down to Dallas for Texas Lottery Launch
View the Texas Lottery Star Trek page
Watch the Star Trek Into Darkness international trailer in 3D
Michael Giacchino posts clips from his Into Darkness score
Alice Eve to read Into Darkness audiobook
Countdown to Darkness #4 puts the movie on the tee
Feature: The Inner Light
Picard’s Fear of Family
Picard’s Determined Spirit
Waking Up to Reality
A Few Blemishes… But Great Hair
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