Comments on "Darmok and diversions" - Faerye Net 2010-10-08T13:21:07+00:00 Re: cool 2010-10-08T13:21:07+00:00 2010-10-08T13:21:07+00:00 <p>That is a good one. I also like “Measure of a Man”, where Data has to prove his personhood. I treasure Picard’s argument that it’s not just about Data, but also about what this decision will mean about the culture making it.</p> <p>I don’t recall the makeup conversation specifically, but TNG did have a certain amount of hot buttered genderfail. I love it dearly, but I have to admit that.</p> <p>They should have let dudes wear makeup too. In a utopian future, everyone should get to decide whether or not to play with facepaints on any given day! Whither the skirt guy in the background in the pilot?</p> Felicity Re: Stories 2010-10-08T13:17:12+00:00 2010-10-08T13:17:12+00:00 <p>You will get no argument from me!</p> Felicity cool 2010-10-08T09:19:13+00:00 2010-10-08T09:19:13+00:00 <p>One of my favorites is the episode of Data’s child. In another I hated the scene where the doctor explains why women wear so much make-up (the women on the show always wore too much make-up). Sometimes it was a very smart show.</p> Jan Priddy Stories 2010-10-08T07:21:24+00:00 2010-10-08T07:21:24+00:00 <p>“His arms wide”!!!<br /> This is why we have stories. This is what culture is made of. From a subversive standpoint, activists suggest we tell new stories, create new myths, and build something new while/before/as we take down the old.</p> Emily