Written By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Following the mind meld she was forced into in the episode “Fusion”, T’Pol apparently developed a neural disorder, that has a sort of stigma to it based on the taboo nature of mind melds at this point in Vulcan history.
The B-plot involving Phlox’s wife clearly flirting with Tucker is kind of funny I guess, but not really all that needed. But it doesn’t detract from the main storyline too much, so I’ll give it a pass.
Solid entry, despite it’s social issue plot being a little late compared to when the actual HIV stigma issue. I’m not saying there isn’t still a bit of a stigma related to HIV, but it is definitely not what it was in the 80s.
NEXT TIME: Archer Plays Arbiter