Star Trek: The Next Generation analysis of season 1 episode 7 (Justice)
In an episode jam-packed with very UNsexy shenanigans and rudimentary philosophical ponderings, it's hard to even say what this one is about: capital punishment, free love, god, the prime directive, the trolley problem...
Nic and Mike explore the subtle undercurrent of patriarchal sexual violence in 'Justice;' exploring everything from the episode's faulty understandings of consent, to the inappropriateness of having to explore a sex planet during working hours, to the imperialist sex tourism vibes of the crew.
A few bright spots in the episode are, as always, Wesley's sweater (this time an understated, tasteful brown jumper) and Data's autistic conversation with Picard.
Nic also goes off about vaginas and costume design, almost killing Mike.