Trisha’s Link of the Day: Why Riker is the man

In full disclosure, I haven’t seen all of Star Trek: The Next Generation yet, but if/when I am able to cherry-pick which episodes I watch, “The Outcast” is high on my list, and artist Jess Fink explains why in this comic.

I was really blown away by the frankness of the dialog in this episode too. Apparently Jonathan Frakes pushed for them to hire a male actor to play Soren but the producers didn’t think TV was ready for dude-on-dude action.

I would pay good money to see that episode re-shot the “right” way, wouldn’t you?

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 11:11 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
In: Around the Intertubes, Television: U.S.A. · Tagged with: ,

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  1. Written by Kara Dennison
    on 2010-05-30 at 14:18
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    Seconded.

  2. Written by Jillers
    on 2010-05-31 at 16:10
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    Awesome strip! However, I am anal and geeky enough to mention that, in regards to what the author wrote after the comic, Star Trek was always about real human conflicts set in a science fiction world to make ideas far more palattable for people who don't want to be preached to, original series too, not just TNG.

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