Neat, I called it for once. I like the possibilities for this episode, especially if it leads to a conclusion which is not a tidy wrap up. It’ll be a good contrast to TOS’ idol smash n’ run. The closest TNG gets to doing it right is when they encounter terrorists, and the conclusion is basically, “there’s no instant fix, be happy we can just leave.”
exactly. TOS heroes got told they were “too young, come back in X-bazillion years” and TNG heroes were telling others they were “too young, we will come back in X-bazillion years.
…well, some anyway. Q would laugh at my analysis.
Yeah, but Q laughs at everything, whether it deserves to be laughed at or not, so don’t lose any sleep over it. Unless Q gives you a mariachi band you didn’t ask for and you can’t get to sleep.
A rallying cry for the troops, an excuse for the leadership that puts the fodder in front of the cannons. Afshar’s not wrong here.
“Not a reason, Ma’am. An excuse.” — Sgt. Joe Friday.
In a way, it’s like the childhood taunt, “Wait’ll I tell Mom (or Dad)!” metastizing through Maude Findlay’s “God’s gonna get you for that, Walter!” and writ large through history.
I wonder if Delos Reyes will offer up an equally compelling case for her viewpoint, beyond the rebel-without-a-clue contrarianism that seems to be her character hallmark to date. I hope Mr. Farinas lets her do that.
The Moro Rebellion would seem to score fairly high here as a possibility, not to mention any of a half dozen other examples covered in War 101.
Interesting, yes. Has it been established whether Delos Reyes’ bloodline goes back through the Philippines?
Of course, since religion seems to have been not just a motivator but the basic framework of the Moro Rebellion, that’s another chance for Cap’n Giv to say “See?”
Gah. Please ignore that second sentence. Giv would be arguing that it was territorial imperative and self-goverance, with religion just defining the sides.
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