Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Star Trek : The Next Generation
Before Tom and I started watching this one, I was a bit against watching because there were a hell of a alot of episodes that we would have to go through. In my younger years, my uncle tried to get me to watch this, but I was about 8. It was boring, dull coloured and uninteresting as far as I was concerned.
I'm glad Tom talked me into watching it. I'm thoroughly enjoying it, and I'll tell you why.
Firstly, the men wear dresses.
In any universe, where the men wear femenin clothing by my standards, is a plus by one million.
On the real though, I think this is a way of the show presenting itself in a way. Trying to say " Look, we've gotten this far. Things are different, shit is great man." Men and women can wear dresses in harmony, and no one is going to try and beat their ass because they feel like decking out in whatever makes them comfortable. Though because it is a different time and era, this could/probably be completely off the mark and just simply be normal wear for anyone or be a particular kind of dress, like informal, or formal, whatever. We couldn't really know because the men in dresses arn't really interrogated in the show as to why they're wearing them. All I know is that it's hot.
Now bear in mind, I havn't watched the original Star Trek with Captain Kirk or anyting yet, but I def want to when I get the time, because I thoroughly enjoy this one, and I belive it may like to push the barriers on the things we think about from day to day.
There's alot of action to be seen if you're into to all that, but there's way more than meets the eye when listening and taking into concideration of what the characters are going on about.
For example, the fourth episode in season 1. Mind you I've only watched a good handfull at this point, but I'm hoping that the show stays solid all the way through.
Anyway. There are the Lingonians in this episode, and I was fasinated by how their culture was presented, preserved and expressed without making them seem incredibly infirior to our own human race. Though they were incredibly alike in many ways, things were much much different. Couples were created out of love or out of the want for power, just like in our society still. However Men were powerfull in social aspects, where as the women were powerfull in wealth. Both men and women had bargain chips with what they were worth ( as we all still do on many levels. Be it looks, success, or just how capable we are socially.), and people in this culture were able to maintain power, politeness, but still stay reserved in their traditional belifes. By the end of the episode....we'll I don't want to spoil it, if you havn't watched it, but let's jsut say there is an exchange of power, and this change is excepted without hesitation and with obedience. It was a very clever twist, and ultimately, makes one question their own choices, and how is it that their choices are morally right and more so than others "morally right" desicions.
The other episodes continue to explore things such as concious thought in the physical world, and what it could possibly beyond the physical realm. It delves in the idea of social construct, different ways cltures can work and advance while still maintaining their own ways, and still not being any lesser than the other next to it. There are def points where there is confilc of intrest in opposing parties, but these are resolved in witty ways, or in basic humanly ways.. which isn't always the best option.
And of course, this shit is funny as hell. It's incredibly hilarious, despite all the heavy handed ideas each episode is based around. Also
Data is awesome. Watch episode 3. Everyone who has done, knows what I'm talking about.
That's about as much as I can say about it at the moment. I might rethink what I've said when I'm further into the enitre thing of what is Star Trek : The Next Generation. If you've never come across it because it looked boring as shit, I kid you not, this thing is proper balls to the wall amazin.
Yall keep it greasy.
Also. Sorry for any typos/miss spellings/bad grammer. It's 12 am here.