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Old 03-25-2008, 02:20 AM
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Interesting episode. I'm watching it now. I love how the Exitur (sp?) is the model of the Enterprise.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:10 PM
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And yes, an interesting episode. Not one of my favorites, but I'll admit I don't dislike the way I used to.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:25 PM
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Terrible ep IMHO but at least semi-interesting. Written by Roddenberry I think. The not-so-great-bird in this case.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:32 PM
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argh....I dislike this episode intensely....I'm not the biggest fan of the "parallel planetary development" stories anyway, but this one is just tooooooooo much! That their "Constitution" would not only have the exact same words as America's, but that it would look exactly the same....blech. Poorly written doesn't even begin to describe it.

By the way, I really like the idea of discussing the individual episodes.
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:22 PM
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Well I think the Exeter was an AMT Model, just like the Constellation. With the Constellation they rearraged the numbers "1701" to "1017", and they melted the model.
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:39 PM
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Yeah, I wasn't real far into the episode when I posted this. Definitely not a horrible episode most of the way through. But by the time they got to the Constitution and the American flag it got pretty silly. It was as if they were trying to inject some American patriotism into the series at the time. I'm all for patriotism, but it just didn't fit. At the end when Kirk looked at the flag and looked like his heart was swelling with pride and patriotism it just didn't make sense at all.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:13 PM
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Basicly the episode was not all to stupid, I think. I just never understood why Roddenberry was such a fan of parallel worlds to the extent of a second earth and a world where the american constitution and the banner look exactly the same. The whole planet could just have been a long forgotten colony, founded during the postapocalyptic era, or something.

Then everything would have been okay in the way, that it was a show from the sixties (where some naive "americanism" was half acceptable in the context of "lets never forget what this country should be").

And that message was transported relatively well (when ignoring how the end was a little all to much music and pathos for my taste).

To proclaim that to make peace with the Coms was something very "american" and "patriotic" was an important message in the sixties, where many people where not even willing to accept peacefull coexistance with the USSR, not to even mention real peace and cooperation.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:54 PM
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I thought it was a great episode, I thought it was funny how the people pronounced the Pledge of Alligence, also I was surprised that the Constitution and the Declaration didn't disintigrate, right now if you would touch it, it would probably disintigrate...... so how did it survive with the people touching it as a rag.....
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ive never seen this episode, but does it have anythign to do with the omega molecule?
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