They were not sensual, Lwaxana Troi was sensual (whether she was serious or half-laughing, she was sensual), she was self-aware. These people seem to operate the lines of "it's very sad that we are about to ice a kid for falling into some plants, so sad, let's forget about this with sex, and never think again!"
They reminded me of the princess(?) in TOS's "Cloudminders", though I liked her in the end when she decided to learn more about life for the other side. All the do is jog around all day, heavy pet, and ACCEPT THAT DEATH IS THE PUNISHIMENT FOR ALL CRIMES, because anything more complicated than that hurts their brain.
This kind of stupid, it is not sexy.
...but they weren't all stupid all the time, they offered Picard a visible out earlier, and I totally wanted to punch Captain Chuckles in the face when he turned them down and then started speeching, shut up! Kirk would be scandalized, so would Janeway, so would Sisko! None of them would have left Wesley in their custody.
I think it's possible, though the law is very stupid, that the people there might have adapted an eyes half-shut way for it, for the minor crimes, which has to happen a lot with children eh?
Still this episode hurts my brain. My only desire at the end of the episode is to punch the screen.
Srsly, the people in "Justice", I poll you, how many would actually enjoy a shoreleave on that planet? Would your brain not explode from the insipid mental atmosphere within the hour? Their face is smiling but I don't see anything behind the eyes here...
Very excellent play by some of the characters though. My fangirl heart leaped and did a little dance when Riker rushed to defend Wesley from the people who came at Wes with the poison needle. Dr.Crusher was just lovely. I've always loved the relationship between Beverly and Wesley, they really do feel like they are mother and son, in interaction, and in characterization too, I don't know if the actors have talked about it or not, but both of them have this same adorkable air of excited geekiness, Wes more obvi than Bev.