ST:TNG Mirror TV Guide S3E71-72: Menage a Troi and Transfigurations

ST:TNG Mirror TV Guide
by the Enigmatic Miss Sunbeam
read by Karmen Ghia

71. Menage a Troi – “Lwaxana Troi, you WILL be mine.” A darling little Ferengi gives that line a wonderful reading, and then there’s naked Betazoids just standing there, as if their nakedness communicates something (odd, really), and Mr. Homm is confused and Riker tries to kiss Deanna and then he beats out those rhythms on a drum-like deal, and the whole thing is mildly shameful, both to watch and to have appeared in, is my guess.

72. Transfigurations. Is the tale of a strange alien with a wobbly face who gets named John Doe. Well, I’m okay with that; remember *Se7en* where Kevin Spacey played John Doe? Seems a sound enough role. Hey, rumor has it that both Bev and Jean-Luc look on John Doe with lust in their eyes (I myself notice that neither one can keep their hands off him). I hate John’s tight- white jumpsuit, though; it’s the prototype for Julian’s terribly disturbing DS9 racquetball suit.

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ST:TNG Mirror TV Guide S3E70: Sarek

ST:TNG Mirror TV Guide
by the Enigmatic Miss Sunbeam
read by Karmen Ghia

70. Sarek. If you don’t love Mark Lenard, you are invited to step outside now. (Really, the nerve of some people.) Mark Lenard IS Sarek. He is so handsome and stately and lovely and sexy, and just think of all the hot babes he’s had, THREE wives!!!!, man, he just can’t keep it in his pants, can he!!!! Here (this is a cool plot) he’s got Vulcan Alzheimers and he’s weeping and boohooing and then the whole ship gets infected and Wes and Geordi square off making surly tiny sexual accusations at each other, etc. etc., and Bev SOCKS Wes! Yay! Anyway, Cap has to mindmeld with Sarek, which calms Sarek down long enough to complete his diplomatic mission and everyone lives happily ever after!!! (A classically brilliant scene where Picard has to let it all hang out with Sarek’s memories: not necessarily hot but pretty cool all the way around.)

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ST:TNG Mirror TV Guide S3E69: The Most Toys

ST:TNG Mirror TV Guide
by the Enigmatic Miss Sunbeam
read by Karmen Ghia

69. The Most Toys. I once saw a fan letter bitching about this ep: a gay man, it grumbled, the only time we have an episode about a gay man, he’s evil and he kidnaps Data and wants him to run around without clothes on. It took me a while to realize that this was a “bad” thing. I thought it sounded great!!! Face it, Internet: which interests you more! Data saves a kitten, or Data’s kidnaped by an evil sodomite who wants him naked? Oh, yeah, which one would you pay GOOD MONEY to see? I don’t think that being Evil is bad. (I possibly need help.) Besides, it’s not clear that Kivas Fajo is gay; if anything, he seems quite omnisexual. (I am very sure Fajo’s doing henchwoman Varria offscreen; she’s Alice Kramden to his Ralph.)

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ST:TNG Mirror TV Guide S3E67-68: Tin Man and Hollow Pursuits

ST:TNG Mirror TV Guide
by the Enigmatic Miss Sunbeam
read by Karmen Ghia

67. Tin Man. Nice title, and the name of the top guest character is Tam Elbrun, which is a pretty cool name too. This is a staple ST plot: we meet an alien sentient intelligence and, uh, in order to . . . uh, deal with it, we leave this week’s guest star with it as we zoom into next week, yeah, that’s the ticket! (i.e. “Corbomite Maneuver,” “Metamorphoses”, etc.)

68. Hollow Pursuits. TPTB fearlessly attack . . . fan fiction! And mighty tepid fanfic it is. Poor old Reg Barclay gets on the holodeck and pretends he’s super great. The best part is Data, Cap, and Geordi as the Three Musketeers. Brent, Lavar, and King PS really throw themselves into it, and they look FAB YOU LUSSSS!

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