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Zoe
Sat, Sep 30, 2017, 7:53pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: If the Stars Should Appear

This episode does not rip off For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky. It has the same basic setup but beyond that it's quite different. And remember that the Star Trek episode itself bears a strong resemblance to "Orphans of the Sky" by Robert Heinlein first published in 1941, which has the following synopsis on Wikipedia.

"A gigantic, cylindrical generation ship Vanguard, originally destined for "Far Centaurus", is cruising without guidance through the interstellar medium as a result of a long-ago mutiny that killed most of the officers. Over time, the descendants of the surviving loyal crew have forgotten the purpose and nature of their ship and lapsed into a pre-technological culture marked by superstition. They come to believe the "Ship" is the entire universe, so that "To move the ship" is considered an oxymoron, and references to the Ship's "voyage" are interpreted as religious metaphor. They are ruled by an oligarchy of "officers" and "scientists". Most crew members are simple illiterate farmers, seldom or never venturing to the "upper decks" where the "muties" (an abbreviation of "mutants" or "mutineers") dwell. Among the crew, all identifiable mutants are killed at birth."
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Zoe
Sun, Feb 9, 2014, 4:43pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Descent, Part II

I think you're right that this episode was disappointing. When Lore disappeared in the episode "Brothers" we were all excited for an episode of "Lore's Revenge" All we got was this.
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