Something’s up with Starfleet Command this week as Picard and crew try to uncover a “Conspiracy”! Author Marc D. Giller joins us for a look at an episode that is somewhat of a departure from what we’ve come to expect from Trek (read: head pinata filled with meat spiders). We delve into this dark Next Gen episode to find out the value of being Gene’s buddy, the connection between the bluegills and the Trill, the lack of cyberpunk in Next Gen, , reverse engineering punchlines, and A MAN’S HEAD BLOWS UP!
Plus, we say hello to the galaxy’s most happy-go-lucky would-be conquerors, the stop-motion parasites, and wonder about their conviviality in the face of death, their love of mealworms, drama, and drama involving mealworms, and A MAN’S HEAD BLOWS UP!
Add a dash of Michael “The Hills Have Eyes” Berryman, and you’ve got a recipe for an episode where A MAN’S HEAD BLOWS UP!
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