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Tread Perilously

Dec 10, 2015

Justin and Erik divert back to the 24th Century to look at "The Royale," an Star Trek: The Next Generation that apologizes for itself at every turn. Riker, Data and Worf beam down to a world of giant ammonia storms, where a small bubble of breathable air maintains a chintzy Las Vegas hotel with many sordid goings on. But what does this have to do with the corpse of a 21st Century astronaut? Erik and Justin discuss the perils of trying to be intentionally bad and the ease with which noir can go wrong. They also talk about that most infamous of cosplayers from the film Trekkies who claimed his look was inspired by this episode.