Season 6a—Season 7a
Season Six began to bog down a bit in the middle, but there are a couple of interesting episodes. Especially from the point of view of someone looking for deeper content. The cliff-hanger at the end, though, seemed to be playing a bit heavily on past Trek successes.
Episode 14 “Memorial”
Episode 15 “Tsunkatse”
Episode 16 “Collective”
Episode 17 “Spirit Folk”
That aside, though, the metaphor here is incredibly fascinating. If we grant the village on the holodeck is full of conscious individuals, the way they react to supernatural occurrences feels authentic. We get the full philosophy of religion gamut, from superstitious explanations to religious establishments, to power plays, and ultimately, ignorant cruelty. What makes it most interesting in the end is that, despite there being logical explanations for everything, they DO include the supernatural. This isn’t a case of people creating hysteria out of nothing. Sometimes there is more than we are capable of comprehending. Do we take the word of greater intelligence, or assume we are the end all of universal knowledge?
Episode 18 “Ashes to Ashes”
Episode 19 “Child’s Play”
Episode 20 “Good Shepherd”
Episode 21 “Live Fast and Prosper”
Episode 22 “Muse”
Episode 23 “Fury”
Episode 24 “Lifeline”
Episode 25 “The Haunting of Deck Twelve”
Episode 26 “Unimatrix Zero Part 1”
“The Best of Both Worlds” and we aren’t worried going into the season break.