Episode 24 – Best of Both Worlds (Part 2)

In this second parter, Andy and Jessica talk:

  • The deaths and destruction of the other ships may not have been given the weight they deserve
  • The silly borg arm that Locutus wears
  • Annnnd we’re back to Riker. And sexism. And emotional laziness.
  • Shelby didn’t die!
  • Why was Shelby chosen, instead of Worf as #1? Or Data?
  • Random characters of history showing up in sci-fi
  • Rewatching changes your mind about all kinds of things
  • Picard’s tears and Riker’s strategies.

Jessica’s Rating

3 of 5 Locutus Borg Face Implants
3 of 5 rating

Andy’s Suggestions

Chain of Command (Season 6, episodes 10 & 11) – Ronny Cox comes in as a new captain (Edward Jellico) and eventually relieves Riker of command.
Time’s Arrow (Season 5, episode 26) – It’s been recommended before but called out again to explain the line, “beyond friends, beyond family” from Guinan.
I Borg (Season 5 Episode 23) – Literally just recommended this, but HEY JESSICA, we meet and nurse back to health an injured Borg, but discover doing the right thing may be harder than we thought.

The Wounded

Next Up: The Wounded

Jessica’s Prediction

O’Brien is going to be wounded and taken by the Cardassians. The Enterprise goes to find him while he’s discovering the badness of the Cardassians and having a flirty awkward scene or two.

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Jessica Ray and Andy Goldberg are the duo for Beginning the Trek, leading discussions of a curated first-time Star Trek experience.

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