Star Trek: No Matter How Good It Is, It Will Never Quite Be Like It Was

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I have a think-piece in the magazine this week in which I think thoughts about Star Trek. Kind of a mental shake-down in preparation for the reboot. Fun fact: this marks the very first time Ro Laren’s name has appeared in Time magazine.

In the piece I invoke the TNG episode “Cause and Effect,” which is my all-time favorite Star Trek episode. I just re-watched it on YouTube — see below. Totally holds up. Just listen to Riker say “Decompress the main shuttle bay — the explosive reaction may kick us out of the way” four times in one episode. Each time he gives it a slightly different emphasis. That man is a professional.

Though Crusher’s lonely-widow lifestyle is hella depressing.