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S1E14 11001001: The One in Which Riker Falls in Love with a Manic Pixie Dream Hologirl
Episode 141st September 2022 • Redshirt Collective • Nic & Mike
00:00:00 01:35:09

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Star Trek: The Next Generation analysis of season 1 episode 14 (11001001)

11001001 brings us a contradictory episode - on one side, an interesting premise of a nonbinary binary species from a planet where technology and organic beings have fully integrated; on the other side, a misogynistic, weird male fantasy.

We dig into the analysis, exploring holodeck created Minuet as TNG's version of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Nic mistakenly attributed the creation of this term to Garden State, it was actually Elizabethtown, you can read the origin of it here) and how this perpetuates rape culture and the patriarchy.

Reference: The Bataan Death March of Whimsy Case File #1: Elizabethtown https://www.avclub.com/the-bataan-death-march-of-whimsy-case-file-1-elizabet-1798210595

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