Earlier, I was watching one of the worst TNG episodes ever ("Cause and Effect"), and it reminded me of something I really grew to hate about modern day Trek.
Whenever something happens, that you or I would just ignore or dismiss as foolishness or a figment of imagination, they start running tri-phase particle scans and aim the gravimetric sensor array at it. And invariably discover "plot-particle emmission."
I'm watching this episode, and Crusher is sitting there saying, "I heard voices last night, and no one was there!"
And I'm thinking, if I was Picard, my first reaction would be, "That's because you're a crazy bitch, Beverly, now shut the fuck up when mens is talkin'."
Instead, Geordie starts analyzing and what-not.
And they're forever doing shit like that. I mean, I guess in the future, when quantum anomalies pop up around every corner, you can't afford to dismiss something as mere crazy-bitchitude or stellar transphase shutthefuckuposis.
But goddamn, I just wish for once that a bump in the night on the Enterprise was still just a bump in the night.
Bad enough they kept showing the same goddamn poker game every fifteen minutes...
"You must be proud, bold, pleasant, resolute,
And now and then stab, as occasion serves."
Edward II: Act 2 Scene 1, by Christopher Marlowe