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Title : Who Watches The Watchers? Rating : 3
First Aired : 16 Oct 1989 Stardate : 43173.5
Director : Robert Wiemer Year : 2366
Writers : Hans Beimler, Richard Manning Season : 3
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Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 2
Review : These 'duck-blind' studies strike me as a seriously bad idea if holographic technology is as unreliable as it seems to be. Still, the interesting thing was the varying attitudes to religion. Some people have complained about Picard's supposed intolerance towards religion here. I can see their point, one or two lines do slip into the more militant atheist territory (the suggestion that ANY religion will inevitably lead to 'crusades', 'holy war', etc). However, he tends to stick to reasonable atheism most of the time, and I suppose that his attitude was entirely consistent with "Justice". Gene Rodenberry was famously anti-religious, so I suppose that would explain either stance. The story itself had a decent flow to it, and Liko's somewhat zealous reaction certainly made it look as though Picard may have been right after all. The somewhat more reasonable Nuria (who went through two conversions in one day) was far more balanced, and her sudden understanding that 'The Picard' had no power over life and death after all was my great moment. Overall, I liked it, but it has a few flaws.
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