I'm conscious that I never did a post on Darmok...I wanted to write it in the style of the episode and give it to you totally through metaphor.
Turns out that learning how to think in an entirely different way is really, really hard to do...which I guess is the lesson of the episode.
I had never seen the episode before a couple of months ago. @ParkerMcCombe recommended it. It is really well thought out. Yes it has aliens with latex makeup. Yes it has some dodgy effects. But it has a group of aliens with a totally different way of thinking and communicating information. It isn't just that they are a bit warlike or really greedy. They are really, really different.
Bringing it all down to the planet reminded me a little of that movie Hell in the Pacific.
I also watched The Inner Light for the first time on the same evening. Mrs. Jones likes Star Trek, but doesn't necessarily want to watch every single episode with me. She came into the room a couple of minutes into it. She perched on the arm of the sofa and didn't leave until the credits rolled at the end. She shed a little tear.
In any case, to get back to the original question - can I please get some suggestions regarding what we're going to watch over the next while? It looks like Discovery isn't going to coming along until later in the year. And I'm aware that we have watched some Original Series, TNG, DS9, but haven't watched either Voyager or Enterprise. Or any of the movies. Or any fan films.
So let me know what you think.
I favour Tapestry as our next viewing experience. What say you?