Tread Perilously -- Star Trek TNG: Angel One


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Tread Perilously continues to celebrate Star Trek Month with an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called "Angel One."

When the Enterprise follows the path of an escape pod to the planet Angel One, they discover a matriarchy where men do not have the vote or a voice. Their main occupation: looking pretty for the women. But not all is idyllic on Angel One, as Counselor Troi and Commander Riker are about to find out. The Federation citizens who landed on the planet "took wives" and want to change the planet's legal system. And as they are not bound by the Prime Directive, Troi is powerless to stop them. Riker, meanwhile, gets seduced by the planet's Elected One, Mistress Beata. Will Riker's raw sexual magnetism change life on Angel One?

Man Power Pills get reformulated as Erik and Justin dive into the deep end of a poorly thought metaphor. The discussion almost immediately gets derailed when Katie McGrath gets mentioned. The fashions of Angel One are critiqued. Erik once again declares his love for Christopher Pike and his fondness for Will Riker. Justin calls out some of the problems in the Angel One metaphor and the pair try to decide if Riker's seduction scene should've been a moment of harassment. The pair figure out ways to make the episode better and find a place for Brenda Strong.

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