Our Imposter Syndrome cancels out our Dunning-Kruger

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L.I. Underhill is a media critic and historian specializing in pop culture, with a focus on science fiction (especially Star Trek) and video games. Their projects include a critical history of Star Trek told through the narrative of a war in time, a “heretical” history of The Legend of Zelda series and a literary postmodern reading of Jim Davis' Garfield.


  1. Sean Dillon
    May 11, 2016 @ 4:22 am

    Honestly, this could work as the season finale.


  2. Robert Hutchinson
    May 11, 2016 @ 10:26 am

    There's so much that's great about this episode, it's almost impossible to believe that it was created as "the ultimate holodeck episode." That's like calling The Inner Light "a flute episode."


  3. Ross
    May 11, 2016 @ 12:15 pm

    The neatest thing about this episode for me is actually what isn't in it. The Enterprise just became sentient and had a baby… And everyone is just cool with it. They're just like "Aight. That's a thing our ship can do. We'll roll with it." There's no conflict-for-conflict's-sake, no "tragically we must kill the ship and ensure this never happens again to preserve the status quo", no "the space-baby turns evil and comes back to avenge its mother's enslavement", it's just, yep, this kind of thing happens.


  4. Daru
    August 4, 2018 @ 8:19 am

    Yeah – beautiful.


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