History Recap / StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E13AngelOne

14th Apr '16 9:25:50 PM LtFedora
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-->'''Website/SFDebris:''' [[SarcasmMode I'm sure you're on great terms considering you haven't spoken with them in 62 years!]] That's not long at all! I mean, that was 1950 compared to today! Sure, back then, a black guy could get arrested for drinking from the wrong water fountain, whereas today, we've elected a [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama black guy president]]. [[SocietyMarchesOn Twice]]. But that's basically the same thing! I remember hearing about it on the radio after I rung up Mildred and asked her to connect me to someone with one of them fancy new television sets!

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-->'''Website/SFDebris:''' [[SarcasmMode I'm sure you're on great terms considering you haven't spoken with them in 62 years!]] That's not long at all! I mean, that was 1950 compared to today! Sure, back then, a black guy could get arrested for drinking from the wrong water fountain, whereas today, we've elected a [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama black guy president]]. [[SocietyMarchesOn Twice]]. But that's basically the same thing! I remember hearing about it on the radio after I rung up Mildred the operator and asked her to connect me to someone with one of them fancy new television sets!
4th Feb '16 5:21:08 PM LtFedora
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-->'''Website/SFDebris:''' [[SarcasmMode I'm sure you're on great terms considering you haven't spoken with them in 62 years!]] That's not long at all! I mean, that was 1950 compared to today! Sure, back then, a black guy could get arrested for drinking from the wrong water fountain, whereas today, we've elected a [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama black guy president]]. [[SocietyMarchesOn Twice]]. But that's basically the same thing! I remember speaking about it with Mildred the operator after hearing it on the radio and asking her to connect me to someone with one of them fancy new television sets!

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-->'''Website/SFDebris:''' [[SarcasmMode I'm sure you're on great terms considering you haven't spoken with them in 62 years!]] That's not long at all! I mean, that was 1950 compared to today! Sure, back then, a black guy could get arrested for drinking from the wrong water fountain, whereas today, we've elected a [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama black guy president]]. [[SocietyMarchesOn Twice]]. But that's basically the same thing! I remember speaking about it with Mildred the operator after hearing about it on the radio after I rung up Mildred and asking asked her to connect me to someone with one of them fancy new television sets!
19th Oct '15 5:47:35 PM HeraldAlberich
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The Enterprise visits a world in which the otherwise very humanlike (they aren't even RubberForeheadAliens) inhabitants have reversed some human patterns of sex-based physical differences. The females are generally taller, stronger, and more physically imposing than the (to us) effeminate and waifish males. In addition, all the leadership roles in this society are filled by women and the men are subservient. The Enterprise's purpose is to rescue survivors of a downed freighter but everyone on the Enterprise gets sick.

We open with the ''Enterprise'' investigating a seven-year overdue ship, showing just how much the Federation cares for its citizens. They find the wreck, but with no escape pods, suggesting there are survivors. The nearest planet is Angel One, a pre-warp society which is a matriarchy. Women are the dominant gender, while men are subservient. Naturally, Picard gives the responsibility of contacting them to Troi, the only person on the bridge who isn't wearing a uniform and has no diplomatic training whatsoever. The women of Angel One agree to help them, with Picard noting that Starfleet is hoping this world will become part of the Federation (again, they are a ''pre-warp'' society).

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The Enterprise ''Enterprise'' visits a world in which the otherwise very humanlike human-like (they aren't even RubberForeheadAliens) inhabitants have reversed some human patterns of sex-based physical differences. The females are generally taller, stronger, and more physically imposing than the (to us) effeminate and waifish males. In addition, all the leadership roles in this society are filled by women and the men are subservient. The Enterprise's ''Enterprise'''s purpose is to rescue survivors of a downed freighter freighter, but everyone on the Enterprise ''Enterprise'' gets sick.

We open with the ''Enterprise'' investigating having investigated a seven-year overdue ship, the ''Odin'', showing just how much the Federation cares for its citizens. They find the wreck, The wreck contained no life signs, but with no had several missing escape pods, suggesting there are survivors. The nearest planet is Angel One, a pre-warp society which is a matriarchy. Women are the dominant gender, while men are subservient. Naturally, Picard gives the responsibility of contacting them to Troi, the only person on the bridge who isn't wearing a uniform and has no diplomatic training whatsoever. The women of Angel One agree to help them, with Picard noting that Starfleet is hoping this world will become part of the Federation (again, they are a ''pre-warp'' society).



Meanwhile, the away team decides to find the missing crew by isolating something unique to them that doesn't exist on Angel One. Rather than looking for human biosigns, they look for platinum. Riker is invited to a private audience with the Baeta, complete with the tight-fitting attire of the native men, while the others look for the survivors. Sure enough, they find Ramsey, the captain of the freighter. Unfortunately, he has no intention of leaving. The crew has settled in, taken wives, and even have children. However, due to how men are treated on this planet, they're in hiding. Nevertheless, they refuse to leave.

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Meanwhile, the away team decides to find the missing crew by isolating something unique to them that doesn't exist on Angel One. Rather than looking for human biosigns, they look for platinum. Riker is invited to a private audience with Beata, the Baeta, elected leader of Angel One, complete with the tight-fitting attire of the native men, while the others look for the survivors. Sure enough, they find Ramsey, the captain leader of the freighter.surviving freighter crew. Unfortunately, he has no intention of leaving. The crew has settled in, taken wives, and even have children. However, due to how men are treated on this planet, they're in hiding. Nevertheless, they refuse to leave.
leave.

As Ramsey and his men are not members of Starfleet bound by the Prime Directive, the away team has no power to force them to comply. After the team foolishly reports back to Riker in front of Beata, she sentences Ramsey and his followers to death for their subversive views, and easily captures them. Riker offers to take them and their families off-planet to avoid execution, but they still choose to stay even in the face of death. Meanwhile, the virus has spread to so many crew members that Dr. Crusher declares the ship quarantined, meaning Riker can't beam them away even by force.

As the scheduled execution approaches, Riker makes a last-ditch appeal to Beata, pointing out that Ramsey's men are not the cause of the revolutionary views spreading across Angel One, but merely a symbol, and executing them would make them into martyrs and worsen the situation. After some thought, Beata agrees, and sentences the ''Odin'' survivors and their families to exile instead.



* BoldlyComing: One of the more notable cases in the series. Riker not only rationalizes going off to score with Baeta as being part of the diplomatic nature of their mission, but he even dresses up in native male attire, which bares his chest, specifically to appeal to her. Deanna and Tasha [[FreeLoveFuture find it hilarious]].

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!!Tropes in this episode include:
* BoldlyComing: One of the more notable cases in the series. Riker not only rationalizes going off to score with Baeta Beata as being part of the diplomatic nature of their mission, but he even dresses up in native male attire, which bares his chest, specifically to appeal to her. Deanna and Tasha [[FreeLoveFuture find it hilarious]].



* MoralDissonance: Despite the above-mentioned low-tech nature of the civilization on Angel One, not only is the Prime Directive being ignored with regards to them, but the opening exposition outright states that this mission is diplomatically sensitive because the Federation hopes to bring Angel One into the Federation as a member! Apparently this is due to their strategic proximity to the Romulan Neutral Zone.

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* MoralDissonance: Despite the above-mentioned low-tech nature of the civilization on Angel One, not only is the Prime Directive being ignored with regards to them, but the opening exposition outright states that this mission is diplomatically sensitive because the Federation hopes to bring induct Angel One into the Federation as a member! Apparently this is due to their strategic proximity to the Romulan Neutral Zone.



* TooDumbToLive: Ariel had married one of the survivors, presumably for quite some time, and somehow it is only now that she is caught.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Picard puts Geordi in command upon being relieved by Dr. Crusher. When Geordi is incapacitated, Riker orders Data back to the ship to take command.

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* TooDumbToLive: Ariel Ariel, a member of the ruling council, had married one of the survivors, presumably for quite some time, and somehow it is only now that she is caught.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Picard puts Geordi in command upon being relieved by Dr. Crusher. When Geordi is incapacitated, Riker orders Data back to the ship to take command.command, as he is immune to the virus.
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30th Sep '15 8:18:31 PM LtFedora
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-->'''Website/SFDebris:''' [[SarcasmMode I'm sure you're on great terms considering you haven't spoken with them in 62 years!]] That's not long at all! I mean, that was 1950 compared to today! Sure, back then, a black guy could get arrested for drinking from the wrong water fountain, whereas today, we've elected a [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama black guy president]]. [[SocietyMarchesOn Twice]]. But that's basically the same thing! I remember speaking about it with Mildred the operator after hearing it on the radio and asking her to connect me to someone with one of them fancy new television sets!
26th Mar '15 2:42:56 PM LtFedora
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Riker, Troi, Data, and Tasha beam down to Angel One, where we see just how desperate casting was to find women over six feet tall with acting ability. In addition, the men are wearing tight-fitting clothes exposing a great deal of chest, an attempt to provide commentary, and yet Troi is doing the exact same thing (another reason why Troi wearing a uniform would be better). The women of Angel One are distrustful of the ''Enterprise'' crew, but permit them to stay for the meantime. Aboard the ''Enterprise'', Wesley Crusher has contracted a virus, continuing the Season 1 trend of Wesley helping destroy the ship.

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Riker, Troi, Data, and Tasha beam down to Angel One, where we see just how desperate casting was to find women over six feet tall with acting ability. In addition, the men are wearing tight-fitting clothes exposing a great deal of chest, an attempt to provide commentary, and yet Troi is doing the exact same thing (another reason why Troi wearing a uniform would be better). The women of Angel One are distrustful of the ''Enterprise'' crew, but permit them to stay for the meantime. Aboard the ''Enterprise'', Wesley Crusher has contracted a virus, continuing the Season 1 trend of Wesley helping destroy the ship.
ship. Picard is relieved of duty by Dr. Crusher, even though he seems no worse off than getting the flu, and leaves Geordi in command.

Meanwhile, the away team decides to find the missing crew by isolating something unique to them that doesn't exist on Angel One. Rather than looking for human biosigns, they look for platinum. Riker is invited to a private audience with the Baeta, complete with the tight-fitting attire of the native men, while the others look for the survivors. Sure enough, they find Ramsey, the captain of the freighter. Unfortunately, he has no intention of leaving. The crew has settled in, taken wives, and even have children. However, due to how men are treated on this planet, they're in hiding. Nevertheless, they refuse to leave.
26th Nov '14 2:32:43 PM psionycx
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* CampStraight: The native males of Angel One are distinctly effeminate as compared to men from the Federation.
25th Nov '14 8:48:16 AM psionycx
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* BoldlyComing: One of the more notable cases in the series. Riker not only rationalizes going off to score with Baeta as being part of the diplomatic nature of their mission, but he even dresses up in native male attire, which bares his chest, specifically to appeal to her. Deanna and Tasha [[FreeLoveFuture find it hilarious]].


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* MoralDissonance: Despite the above-mentioned low-tech nature of the civilization on Angel One, not only is the Prime Directive being ignored with regards to them, but the opening exposition outright states that this mission is diplomatically sensitive because the Federation hopes to bring Angel One into the Federation as a member! Apparently this is due to their strategic proximity to the Romulan Neutral Zone.
12th Nov '14 9:12:29 AM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: Naturally in an episode that tries valiantly but usually unsuccessfully to make a point about sexism by showing a world that is in reverse of both human biological secondary sexual characteristics and also most societal gender roles.
28th Sep '14 8:03:02 PM Spotts1701
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* ModernStasis: Angel One is described as having roughly a 20th Century level of technology. Yet this is ''not'' their first contact with the Federation. They had been contacted more than 60 years prior, raising the question of whether they had either been very primitive at the time of first contact or else made very little technological progress.

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* ModernStasis: Angel One is described as having roughly a 20th Century level of technology. Yet this is ''not'' their first contact with the Federation. They had been contacted more than 60 years prior, raising the question of whether they had either been very primitive at the time of first contact or else made very little technological progress.progress.
* RaceAgainstTheClock: The ''Enterprise'' can't linger too long, as there is increased Romulan activity at an outpost near the Neutral Zone.



* TakeAThirdOption: Instead of executing the freighter's survivors, or letting the ''Enterprise'' take them away, Baeta chooses to exile them to a remote portion of the planet.



* YouAreInCommandNow: Picard puts Geordi in command upon being relieved by Dr. Crusher.

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* YouAreInCommandNow: Picard puts Geordi in command upon being relieved by Dr. Crusher. When Geordi is incapacitated, Riker orders Data back to the ship to take command.
6th Aug '14 5:46:52 PM LtFedora
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Riker, Troi, Data, and Tasha beam down to Angel One, where we see just how desperate casting was to find women over six feet tall with acting ability. In addition, the men are wearing tight-fitting clothes exposing a great deal of chest, an attempt to provide commentary, and yet Troi is doing the exact same thing (another reason why Troi wearing a uniform would be better).

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Riker, Troi, Data, and Tasha beam down to Angel One, where we see just how desperate casting was to find women over six feet tall with acting ability. In addition, the men are wearing tight-fitting clothes exposing a great deal of chest, an attempt to provide commentary, and yet Troi is doing the exact same thing (another reason why Troi wearing a uniform would be better).
better). The women of Angel One are distrustful of the ''Enterprise'' crew, but permit them to stay for the meantime. Aboard the ''Enterprise'', Wesley Crusher has contracted a virus, continuing the Season 1 trend of Wesley helping destroy the ship.
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