S1: Episode 24: Picard is Romantically Susceptible to Parachute Pants; Crew is Nonplussed about Breaking Time
We begin with a follow up to last week's episode with more research into why Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) left. Because I am not buying the party line here, and find out the departure of this nepo-baby was not quite as the PR made it out to be. Things were not adding up last week and I get some much needed closure. Thank you to Den of Geek for providing insight!Check out their awesome article here: https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/star-trek-the-next-generation-tasha-yar-death/ Speaking of closure, it seems like literally no one else on the Enterprise remembers her existence, which is just like ice cold. Damn y’all, get some grief counselors on board. Or develop feelings, maybe wear a grief poncho? Anyway, in this episode a further dive into Picard’s taste in women is divulged as we meet one of his exes, who is like a walking narcissism machine in parachute pants. That’s right, Crusher has a romantic rival for Picard’s not affections, and perhaps in my own grief over Tar I find myself rooting for…Crusher? That can’t be right.So basically they’re supposed to go on leave (HA!) when they get a distress call from this planet that has two people left, and Picard is acting really weird and is literally spanking a towel to the point of viewer discomfort because one of those two folks is some chick he stood up at a bar in Paris like several decades ago. Also there’s a casual time loop that’s like the secondary plot. Like time is randomly looping and people are way too calm about it. Turns out Parachute Pants’s husband is doing temporal experiments and just blew up a lab full of Lt. Singhs and Yars, because he does not care. But don’t worry guys, this 1% er and his wife were in a fancy reinforced second lab so they lived. His only problem is he’s having a tiiiiiiiiime seiiiiiizure! Crusher for once is right in saying “whoa, I don’t know what’s going on here” and Parachute Pants promptly starts setting up her “Plan B,” which is Picard. Ignoring her husband’s terminal illness, she instead flirts with Picard and it’s all just terrible.In summation, Data saves everyone (again), fixes time, they get the buddy and her time breaking husband off the ship and they all can go back to their regular Yar-less lives. Data gets confronted by multiple Datas from different timelines during this episode and is so chill that I think the writers forgot about Lore. Or all of the Datas are experiencing PTSD at the same time? But no one cares about Data. :( Oh and it’s supposed to be like Casablanca.Featuring: No mention of Yar, you disloyal losers/former coworkers. Picard dodging a bullet with this Parachute Pants science-digger (science is the new NFL in the future you guys)! To quote succinctly: “You don't mess with time! You don't f__k with time, m_____________r! “ - Rick and Morty. Picard punishing a very bad towel! Girl talk, Troi and Crusher dishing on their crushes while Crusher’s patient is dying behind her! No one getting leave! Maybe a fabricated STD test? Well guys, to paraphrase a famous line from Casablanca, “We”ll always have Yar, (even if y’all promptly forgot.)”Check us out at www.start-trek.com, and if you like us, please subscribe!We have another podcast called Anecdotes for Awkward Folks if you like bizarre historical stories, so give it a listen if that sounds appealing! Thanks for listening!