Belatedly, as this went up last Friday: Crusher falls in love with a guy who turns out to be more than expected, Riker gets to be a host for a symbiont, and Marvin Rush gets to shoot a Crusher-centric episode while Gates McFadden is pregnant, as the TNG Rewatch plays "The Host."
Finally, there’s the most controversial element of the show, which is the ending. Several have accused the ending of being homophobic at worst, insensitive to a non-heterosexual point of view at best. What leaves a bad taste in my mouth watching it is the way Crusher universalizes it: it’s a “human” problem, and maybe some day humans won’t be so “limited” in love. If she’d kept it to her own individual preferences, I doubt there would have been an issue. In fact, it would have made the ending stronger, with Crusher admitting to a personal, rather than human, failing, and Odan being genuinely confused by it. Instead, Crusher generalized, thus causing the character to marginalize a segment of the human population (both homosexuals and bisexuals) by omission.
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: "Ghost Radio" by the Brian Setzer Orchestra