Trekathon 565: The Disease (VOY)

November 21st, 2012

Harry falls in love like a rebel.

Dear ‘writer’ of this episode,

As it turns out, I have watched Star Trek before this episode. As a result, I found the abrupt introduction of Star Fleet sexual purity confusing. Perhaps you haven’t watched The Original Series and Kirk’s liaisons. That was a while ago. Or any of the other 20 or 30 interspecies relationships that have occurred in all of the series since then. So maybe you didn’t know that your premise for this episode made no sense at all.

However, I’m sorry to tell you that the problems don’t end there. Everyone else acts like a total idiot. From the resistance fighter who starts the interrogation with “I’ll never tell you about the movement” to Harry Kim asking Seven of Nine what she thinks of love. Or the alien who has never heard of a shuttlecraft.

As I see that your writing credits include some very good episodes (including The Visitor and Bride of Chaotica), I can only assume that you’ve been abducted and replaced by an alien. Please, can George Lucas and the others of your kind please just leave us alone.

Thank you,

565 down, 172 to go.