History Recap / StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E13AngelOne

1st Mar '17 1:51:35 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Or a minor part of the plot, at least. Originally, the RaceAgainstTheClock was supposed to be Ferengi ships threatening an outpost. Due to negative reactions to the Ferengi from fans and production personnel alike, this was changed to a Romulan threat instead.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The episode was meant to be a commentary on Apartheid.
19th Nov '16 3:25:54 PM LtFedora
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* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Dr. Crusher dramatically tells Picard that he's no longer capable of effectively commanding the ship, even though he looks like he has a mild case of the flu.
18th Nov '16 2:06:40 AM OlfinBedwere
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Angel One is established to be a world in a mid-20th Century age of development, meaning the Prime Directive should have forbidden Picard from making contact with them.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Angel One is established to be a world in a mid-20th Century age of development, meaning the Prime Directive should have forbidden Picard from making contact with them. Possibly an in-universe example of the GrandfatherClause, as dialogue implies that first contact with them occurred back around the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' era, when the Prime Directive was much more loosely applied.
6th Nov '16 10:17:03 AM LtFedora
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[[caption-width-right:350:Angel One: planet of tall women and zero acting talent.]]
26th Oct '16 5:52:27 AM LtFedora
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* PatrickStewartSpeech: Riker tries his hand at one.
-->"When you spoke of the prisoners, you used the term revolutionary. Indeed, death has been known to stop revolutions. But I suspect it's not a revolution that Angel One is hoping to stop. It's evolution. Mister Ramsey and the ''Odin'' survivors did not initiate the waves of dissent that are rippling through your planet. Their presence here merely reinforced the change in attitudes between men and women that was already well under way. They became symbols around whom others who shared their views could gather. You may eliminate the symbols, but that does not mean death to the issues which those symbols represent. No power in the universe can hope to stop the force of evolution. Be warned. The execution of Mister Ramsey and his followers may elevate them to the status of martyrs. Martyrs cannot be silenced."
26th Oct '16 5:42:58 AM LtFedora
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* ShirtlessScene: Picard while in bed.
25th Oct '16 2:51:59 PM LtFedora
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: A virus that spreads by smell. Definitely one of the stranger xeno-diseases that the ''Enterprise'' encounters.
10th Aug '16 6:47:54 PM psionycx
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We open with the ''Enterprise'' having investigated a seven-year overdue ship, the ''Odin'', showing just how much the Federation cares for its citizens. The wreck contained no life signs, but 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).

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We open with the ''Enterprise'' having investigated a seven-year overdue ship, the ''Odin'', showing just how much the Federation cares for its citizens.citizens [[note]]Although this is a substantial improvement over the early United Earth Starfleet as shown in ENT: "Terra Nova", where it had taken more than ''seventy'' years for Earth to finally check up on their ''first'' extrasolar colony, which had mysteriously gone silent.[[/note]]. The wreck contained no life signs, but 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).
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!
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