Here’s a nice episode that puts us face to face with hardcore prejudice – do we accept the gravity deficient? If someone comed from a low-grav planet, can they fit in with our world? This is an obvious metaphor for the wheelchair bound disabled – a core constituent of the Trek audience. (I learned this at the Vegas convention – I’d never seen so many scooters and wheelchairs in one place in my life.) To what extent must a low-grav native wish to be “normal” in order to be normal, ya dig?
Anyway, this is also a nice love story (good to see Dr. Bashir’s character get interesting) and also some fun foibles with Quark.