Video Mondays: “The Measure of a Man,” Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 2, Episode 9
Most of the time my fondness for Sci-Fi is from a need to escape, like I did last week, binge watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy. But sometimes the appeal comes from the ability of our fiction to speak brazenly the truth of our reality that we might not be able to fully embrace were it given to us in any other form. Those who scoff at Sci-Fi/Fantasy as some lower form of storytelling might miss the burning message because they’re all caught up in the funny costumes, weird ears or bumpy foreheads. I happened to watch this episode of ST:TNG with Deb this past week and it screamed out the message we need to hear in our current situation… about the value of all forms of life and the short-sightedness in disregarding those whom we would consider to be “Other” and not like us and not worthy of our concern or care. Today’s clip/video is toward the end of the episode. You might want to catch the full episode on CBS All-Access or Amazon Prime. Enjoy (and remember to continue to love one another, even those not of your tribe).
- The Measure of a Man (Star Trek: The Next Generation), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Measure_of_a_Man_(Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation)
- CBS All-Access, https://www.cbs.com/shows/star_trek_the_next_generation/
- Amazon Prime, https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Next-Generation-Season/dp/B005HEPOKU