The Federation

Last night I dreamed I was having lunch with Captain Picard and he was bitching about the slow pace of Martian terraforming. "It would be done by now if there was oil there", he said.

"Oil? Wait a minute, aren't you some kind of god living in a post-scarcity utopia?"

He said, "The Federation still trades with outsiders, and we'll grind a planet down to its mantle to get the beads and trinkets they're interested in."

"What's it like on a Federation oil rig?"

"It's a disneyland, full of cosplayers who think it's an historical re-enactment."

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7 Responses:

  1. jwz says:

    Anyway my subconscious just pitched season 2 of Picard and I'm pretty sure that's better than what we will end up getting.

    • Landa says:

      I'd watch that over Picard Season 2 even if every episode consisted of someone having lunch with Picard.

  2. Bob says:

    Season 3:

    "Tea in Shuttles" where characters meet up for some nice Earl Grey and conversation with Picard.

  3. Dude says:

    What did you guys eat? I hear Picard's picky about his meals.

  4. Misty Jean says:

    There's nothing worse than half-dead gaak

    • Jungle Dwayne says:

      I'm more of a half-alive gagh man myself. But this isn't gagh, it's just worms from that episode with the exploding head.

  5. Jim says:

    This was my pre-Biden take:

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