i've never really watched much star trek but my impression is
every tos episode: the ship encounters an alien. kirk tries to either bang it (sex style) or bang it (shooting it style). a drunk scotsman yells what are probably slurs at mr spock
every tng episode: the ship encounters a reverse nadion flow asymmetry in the subspace manifold. picard learns something about another culture and wrestles with his conscience. Riker Gets Horny
@esvrld every DS9 episode is either "the crew gets involved in some kind of wacky escapade" or "Captain Sisko struggles with the implications of genocide
@esvrld two points:
1. Kirk is done dirty by the popular consciousness. He's a lot more restrained and considerate in TOS than people remember. A thing I read a while back speculated that he got himbofied in pop culture in confusion with earlier space opera heroes and because Americans generally wanted that kind of character
2. Riker fucks, but is rarely horny. Geordi is extremely horny, but never fucks
@robotcarsley @badboy69 the plot with Geordi's fantasy of the mechanic who designed the Enterprise is so terrible. What he did on screen was almost as bad as what Barclay was doing. And he probably did even worse stuff off screen. But in the end, we're still supposed to side with him and pretend like Leah Brahms was just overreacting?
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