Feb 20, 2013
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) (part 3 of 9)
In the banquet room, a string quartet plays as various aliens and humans mill about. We find out that the newest members of the Federation are a bit on the short side, with asses that take up a good third of their body structure. Picard greets Cuzar, and is in turn greeted in what she calls the “time-honored tradition of my people”, placing what looks like a very large dog collar on Picard’s head.
So, the time-honored tradition of her people is to make the person you’re meeting wear a really dumb looking thing that sort of resembles dreadlocks? God, my sense of humor is just dying right now.
The gag is made even lamer as the violinists smirk slightly before resuming the music, and Picard gives Troi a dirty look. Geez, if this is how thoroughly Troi briefs Picard before diplomatic functions, then no wonder the galaxy is in such turmoil.