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#11 – Picard will spend a whole session at some point just making Sisko brush his hair ad nauseum


Character introductions! Now we get to see the rubber meet the road. Or the…nacelles hit the spacetime fabric? Do cars even have rubber wheels or drive on roads in the 24th century? I don’t know, future metaphors are a problem. In fact, I’m willing to argue that Darmok wasn’t actually an episode about communicating with […]

Wes doesn't have a lot of outlets on this ship.  And lately he can't even deck off.  It's trouble.

#12 – Oedipal underwear


I know there’s a lot of jokes and or uncomfortable straight-faced discussions to be had about (a) the dilemma of being an adolescent boy with essentially no peer group on a sterile, surveillance-state environment like a warp-powered submarine and (b) the dysfunctional dynamics of spending most your time around your hot mom and your adoptive-but-actually-pretty-seriously-not […]

Dr. Baby to the ER.  Paging Sexy Dr. Baby.  We've got a Code Binky.

#13 – Anagrams include ‘I shun bra jail’ and ‘Uh, sir? Anal jib.’


People have been having a good time making character-mapping arguments in this thread from yesterday, so I almost hate to collapse the waveform a bit more already, but here we are. Riker-as-Bashir doesn’t really speak much to Will’s imagination, but it seems like a pretty inhabitable character for him. I prefer to think that Riker […]

A: "I love this coffee." B: "I loved that waiter..." A: "...who shouted at your son!" A + B: "Jean Luc!"

#15 – He assimilates entire background characters and I fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here!


Oh Six Hundred already I was just in the middle of a dream I was kissin’ Ashley Judd By a bloody red Cardassian stream JUST ANOTHER WESLEY WEDNESDAY It turns out that I can’t think of anything good to rhyme with Wednesday, at least not at seven in the morning, so let’s just put down […]

My Bashir guy walks up to Miss Andoria and says "I don't know why they call you *Miss* Andoria; a guy would have to be *crazy* not to hit that..."

#23 – Captain Picard, of the OOC Enterprise


Originally I thought this strip was going to involve a much more elaborate metaphysical argument on Picard’s part, about the nature of being, the continuity of consciousness, thoughts on the implications of sleep and stasis and transporter technology on our sense of ourselves as constant beings, etc. But it wasn’t really gelling, and so: Riker […]