Tread Perilously — Star Trek TNG: The Royale

royale1Erik and Justin divert back to the 24th Century to look at “The Royale,” a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode that apologizes for itself at every turn. Riker, Data and Worf beam down to a world of giant ammonia storms where a small bubble of breathable air maintains a chintzy Las Vegas hotel with many sordid goings on. But what does this have to do with the corpse of a 21st Century astronaut in one of the rooms? Erik and Justin discuss the perils of trying to be intentionally bad and the ease with which noir can go wrong. They also talk about that most infamous of cosplayers from the film Trekkies who claims his look was inspired by this episode.

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About Erik

Erik Amaya is the host of Tread Perilously and the former Head Film/TV writer at Bleeding Cool. He has also contributed to sites like CBR, Comics Alliance and Fanbase Press. He is also the voice of Puppet Tommy on "The Room Responds."
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