The third time’s a charm for Modi Operandus, who returns to the podcast to help us examine the Binars, who are a race of computer/biological aliens who have been recruited to fix the Enterprise. Unfortunately, there’s a small misunderstanding and the Binars steal the Enterprise instead of fixing it. Meanwhile, Riker wonders if it’s ethically acceptable to have sex with the holodeck.
I tried to upload this podcast, but my tiny male brain couldn’t handle it. In this episode, Sean and Clay help me to understand the complex gender politics of “Angel One”. When the Enterprise finds the survivors of a crashed freighter, they first have to deal with the powerful females of the planet, who see men as second class. Naturally, Riker is sent in to handle the sexy situation.
Sean stops by to give us his thoughts about “Datalore”. Lore is Data’s brother from another mother, and he is a bad mother to boot. The second android plays mind games with the crew of the Enterprise, but is eventually undone by muscle spasms and a weak understanding of the English language. Bring out your finest crystal for this one!
I guess the holodeck is a technological feature that has somehow evaded Captain Picard for the past decade? In any case, this episode marks the first appearance of the “Dixon Hill” character and gives us a computer program questioning what exactly it means to be alive. We’ll get to all of this, but first we have to re-enable the security protocols for this program.
Modi Operandus makes a return visit to the podcast, and we discuss “Haven”. The first appearance of Lwanxana Troi is no match for our delicate sensibilities! We also wonder about 24th century harp music, what exactly it is that Riker is doing in his quarters, and is it acceptable to leave your sexy drawings of blond women out in a place where your arranged marriage bride can see them?