Saturday, December 27, 2008

Star Trek: TNG Season 1 – The Naked Now

Link to Episode Guide

L and I were shocked at just how quickly in the season they threw in an updated episode from The Original Series (The Naked Time).  We knew it was first season but didn’t realize that it was the very second episode! 

What really stood out for me in this episode was the wonderment and admiration for the human condition.  When Geordie is afflicted by the mutated virus and his inhibitions are removed he lets himself lament the fact that he has never known, and will never be able to know human sight.  His description of wanting to see in “dim, shallow, beautiful human ways” is a very poignant reminder of how simple and amazing the human body is and all the myriad of experiences that we are capable of.

Cool Gadgets: This one was a great demonstration of some of the new medical technology and computer advancements . . .

  • Hypospray
  • Isolinear optical chips
  • Tractor beam

1 comment:

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I totally didn't put two and two together to see that it was an updated version of an TOS episode!

This is definitely one episode where it still feels rough around the edges, but I love the Beverly/Picard interplay in this one.