"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."
Anyway my subconscious just pitched season 2 of Picard and I'm pretty sure that's better than what we will end up getting.
I'd watch that over Picard Season 2 even if every episode consisted of someone having lunch with Picard.
"Tea in Shuttles" where characters meet up for some nice Earl Grey and conversation with Picard.
What did you guys eat? I hear Picard's picky about his meals.
There's nothing worse than half-dead gaak
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.
This was my pre-Biden take: