S4E15 – First Contact

Riker boldly goes where no man has gone before and gets him some Arkonian tail before that species even develops warp technology. James T. Kirk feels a great disturbance in the force.
Can I also just say that whole thing seriously creeped me out? I mean, it’s using sexual exploitation and blackmail and it’s supposed to be funny because the tables are turned and it’s a woman (Bebe Neuwirth!!!) forcing the man, but at its core, Riker is a hostage being forced to have sex for his freedom. It’s sexual violence.
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  1. I feel like this was the season where the writers sat down and said “Lets base episodes around complex and serious adult issues, but not show any consequences or even have the characters themselves acknowledge anything serious is happening”

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