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Old 10-08-2009, 11:31 AM
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It's that high morality that made it special. Society needs that.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:42 AM
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I saw classical moral tales in TOS and TNG. The only clear difference I can see are the differing decision processes, troika vs. senior staff.
Excellnt point Horatio. DS9 and VOY nevr quite got in either groove.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:47 AM
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Not as strong as the previous two series, that's why DS9, VOY and ENT are less popular and usually called post-TNG or spinoffs.
ENT was cancelled when it really started gaining momentum.

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Old 10-08-2009, 01:05 PM
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It's that high morality that made it special. Society needs that.
Special, but sometimes too far. I suppose some take issue (as far as a piece of fiction goes) about an institutionalized policy of not getting involved in anything... even if it would have been morally correct. Individuals would, but not the state. There were a few exceptions to the rule (I think) but its an interesting conflict. High morals that absolves them from taking moral stances and doing something to help.

The story about the drug addicts who didnt know that was their problem, because the feds didnt want to hurt the pushers. Not even telling them 'you didnt hear it from us but you guys are junkies and not dying from a plague." And then we got the high morals explanation. IIRC the doc simply said it was a high price to pay. It would have been a much better story conflict if she simply said the policy needs to be changed and a total cop out. Would have been a great writing setup for future stories. Oh and it was funny about the pushers in-your-face use of official policy against them.

I guess for example the Klingon civil war. The feds want to stay out of an 'internal matter', a rebellion against the legitimate government of its largest ally. Taking it to the next step, when a major power gets involved at best the feds would try to expose them but not take any action. But even to just make a barricade they needed convincing. I suppose its an attempt at a Trek statement against the realities of the cold war when each side secretly provided material support to keep the balance of power intact or in their favor.

Funny paradox but they did get involved and worked to stop rebels against the Card-whatevers. So... actively work against rebels fighting your enemy but not the ones fighting your friend.

Old old old Trek argument and there are other story examples of the same thing. Very true about ENT and would have been the perfect example to try and show why these high morals were correct.
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