Gimme That Star Trek Robin Hood

How does the Robin Hood legend fare in Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Qpid"? Siskoid calls on that Bold Outlaw himself, Allen W. Wright, to discuss the episode, its obvious and not so obvious sources, and whether or not in properly pays homage to the myth!

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"Star Trek Theme" by Alexander Courage, with the Irredeemable Shagg on vocals. End theme: "Deep Space Nine Theme" by Dennis McCarthy.

Bonus clip from: Star Trek The Next Generation's "Qpid", starring Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Gates MacFadden and Michael Dorn.

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2 responses to “Gimme That Star Trek Robin Hood

  1. I haven’t seen this episode in a long time, but I recall thinking visually it was fun, but the episode itself didn’t measure up. I think the real problem is Picard was in total “stick in the mud” mode in this story, as you two pointed out. Let’s face it, Will Riker is much more the classic Robin Hood type, despite his height. This would also be tailor made for Kirk, but not Jean Luc, especially one who gets so fussy every time Q shows up.

    I had no idea that Patrick Stewart was dating the actress who played Vash. That explains a lot, because I honestly never really got the appeal of the charcter either. She works as Julie Newmar’s Catwoman to Picard’s Adam West Batman in some regards, but oddly enough the chemistry seems a bit forced. Maybe that’s why they didn’t stay together?

    Still, I enjoyed the Robin Hood discussion! Allen W. Wright always brings the goods in that department.

    1. Thanks, Chris.

      As I said on the show, I feel like they could have done something with Picard being a stick in the mud and embracing his rebellious side. Then again, I’m not really sure him learning to do some Indiana Jones style (“what sacred traditions — to hell with it!) archaeology might not have been the best payoff. I think the idea of Picard-Q-Vash love triangle was kind of fun, and the Camelot (originally) or Robin Hood gimmick was fun. But that whole “let me teach you why women are a pain” mechanism to get into the story? I remember feeling “yeesh” in 1991.

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