Advertisements Episode 3. Haven't seen this one yet either, but talk away. I'll post threads for the next three next weekend. Edit: OK, posting thoughts in real time on this one. Everybody in the episode seems to have mastered the art of standing at a slight diagonal. They've got untraceable transporters, but they are technologically inferior? After Riker, Troi, and Data proceed to beat Picard and the viewers about all of the customs (and force Picard to look like a wuss), Riker makes a scene about Picard going down to the planet to maintain those customs? How does the Prime Directive play into dealing with a society that is just about as advanced as Starfleet? I'm sure there are other rules that prevent a starship from performing a military action on a civilization. If it were cold enough in that ship to justify all of Wesley's thick sweaters, you'd think those crappy uniforms would be looking pretty nipply. Includiling the kidleneys? One thing that Wil Wheaton mentioned is that some of the attempts to "empower" women at the early part of the series had the reverse affect. This episode is definitely a good example. The women own the land...but they seem only focused on getting their man. With all the near nudity in the first season, they couldn't have made the chick cage match a bikini mud wrestling match? Although I don't know how Rick James would look in a bikini. Very Star Trek-y resolution. Heh, she said "Number 2". Another episode better than I remember. I'm surprised that I'm enjoying these.