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"Inner Light" prostitute

SeptuagintXXX

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Report this Sep. 18 2011, 1:29 pm

for the episode "inner light" where the enterprise encounters a probe that causes picard to relive life as a member of an ancient, extinct society, the woman that picard is married to is essentially a prostitute.  Her job is to fu.ck whatever poor sap gets co-opted by the probe.  She's supposed to pretend like she loves him and then give him children so that he can experience their society as a father, husband, etc.  But, at the end of the day, she's a prostitute.

grhyno

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Report this Sep. 18 2011, 4:36 pm

The woman from that episode was not a real person.  The "lifetime" Picard experienced was only a few moments as perceived by the Bridge Crew.  The woman represents the collective soul of the planet and their desire to leave a legacy for the rest of the universe to remember them by.


The experience Picard had was the best way to ensure that he would have a connection and a desire to continue their memory.  For Picard to mourn the loss of his life in star fleet and then lose his life on the doomed planet only to be thrust back into his role as Captain of the Enterprise left him conflicted for life.


He is only able to share the Russikan flute and it is very emotional for him when he does.  Long story short, she is not a prostitute but represents the last desperate hope of a dying people.

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Report this Sep. 18 2011, 7:54 pm

How is she a prostitute if it is merely a memory and the woman in the memory sincerely thinks the individual in the link is her husband.


 


Not only is this a ludicris thought, it is expressed in a very crass and offensive manner.


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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 4:19 pm

This is rediculous. The entire "life" never even happened, and the woman never existed. It was an implanted memory.


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Report this Sep. 23 2011, 9:15 am

I don't recall the necessary exchange of goods/currency for intimacy needed to call the imaginary woman a lady of the night.  Someone once said prostitution is a lot like dating, only more honest.


I did have to chuckle though when I saw an earlier post where ludicrous was spelled in the manner used by the entertainer.  Coming soon, Abraham Linkin! 

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Report this Sep. 26 2011, 1:50 pm

Newb analogy

scifi1978

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Report this Sep. 27 2011, 9:40 pm

I just rewatched the episode and its kinda obvious that Picard is given memories of a real family.  His wife loved him for more then 30 years Not anyting more or less then a loving family to rember

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Report this Sep. 29 2011, 9:44 am

No. Just, no. Go back to your Star Wars club kid. You'll get eaten alive here.

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Report this Oct. 10 2011, 3:40 pm

The whole premise of this episode revolves around mind-rape,
which has been discussed in this forum, before. At least once.
Picard was used and ended up with Stockholm Syndrome. Even
the most comfortable prison is still just that ...


Kaman's wife was perhaps the worst aspect of it, too. So I'll agree ...


 


HisRoyalHighnessTheKing

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Report this Oct. 10 2011, 11:11 pm

Not sure if she's a prossie, but she's definitely a sadistic torturer.


Picard is forced to relieve AN ENTIRE LIFETIME on another planet, stripped away from his actual life which he for some bewildering reason is allowed to remember, thus being forced to question his sanity probably to breaking point....and then when he's finally accepted the new life that's been forced on him....it's all taken away, simply because some loser aliens wanted to be remembered before they went extinct.


It's horrific. Picard should have been traumatised beyond repair after that experience.

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Report this Oct. 10 2011, 11:14 pm

Quote: Beershark @ Sep. 22 2011, 4:19 pm

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>This is rediculous. The entire "life" never even happened, and the woman never existed. It was an implanted memory.

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Agreed.


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Report this Oct. 11 2011, 12:05 am

Quote: SeptuagintXXX @ Sep. 18 2011, 1:29 pm

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>for the episode "inner light" where the enterprise encounters a probe that causes picard to relive life as a member of an ancient, extinct society, the woman that picard is married to is essentially a prostitute.  Her job is to fu.ck whatever poor sap gets co-opted by the probe.  She's supposed to pretend like she loves him and then give him children so that he can experience their society as a father, husband, etc.  But, at the end of the day, she's a prostitute.

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She's no more a prostitute than a character in some man's fantasy. Or a collection of bits in a computer chip.


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Report this Oct. 11 2011, 5:27 am

For those new to this sight, The Inner Light is a much beloved episode, and as such, has been the target for large armies of trolls.  Just ignore them.


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HisRoyalHighnessTheKing

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Report this Oct. 11 2011, 10:48 pm

For those new to this sight, The Inner Light is a much beloved episode, and as such, has been the target for large armies of trolls.  Just ignore them.


It's a beloved episode to people who really haven't studied it properly.

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Report this Oct. 12 2011, 9:52 am

Quote: HisRoyalHighnessTheKing @ Oct. 10 2011, 11:11 pm

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>Not sure if she's a prossie, but she's definitely a sadistic torturer.

>It's horrific. Picard should have been traumatised beyond repair after that experience.

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I agree with your analysis HRHTK, especially regarding the traumatization...  I think the jump to call her a prostitute is just an attempt to provoke a response...  which it did...  but the premise is flawed completely. 


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