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Recap: Star Trek The Next Generation S 1 E 13 Angel One
The Enterprise visits a world in which the otherwise very humanlike (they aren't even Rubber-Forehead Aliens) 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.

  • Dull Surprise: When casting is tasked with finding a bunch of women over six feet tall, they're naturally not going to be too picky about acting ability.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: 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.
  • Lady Land: More like Lady Planet.
  • Modern Stasis: 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.
  • Straw Feminist: The defining trait of Angel One.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Ariel had married one of the survivors, presumably for quite some time, and somehow it is only now that she is caught.
  • Unfortunate Implications: 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.
  • You Are in Command Now: Picard puts Geordi in command upon being relieved by Dr. Crusher.
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