Star Trek episode ahead of its time - positive


just watched the episode "The Muse" of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Despite the science fiction elements involving neural energy absorbing beings and telepathy, it essentially depicts and adult woman seducing a 17-year-old young man (boy) with promises of artistic immortality as a writer. It is depicted as abuse and the adults in his life treat it as such and support the teenager; his father even physically attacks the (alien) woman to defend him. This is remarkable even today, and much moreso when the episode was made in 1996! I also wasn't really triggered at all (progress for me). Not only was I able to appreciate the story and character development as I am in most episodes, but I even found it a bit therapeutic and it gave me hope.