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Old 04-30-2009, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by horatio View Post
What's racist about a historical holo-program or having nazis as villains?
By the way, it was the first nazi episode we Germans could see, damn the ZDF for pretending that TOS was TV for children and damn them for banning "Patterns of Force".
Because it isn't historical at all. I is just some stereotyped kitsch in which all French have a beret, a baquet and a mustache and all nazis are cardboard villains.
It is even said that the Germans are an old race of soldiers.
If Quark would run "Gone with the Wind" as a historical holo-program and would tell his custumors something of an old race of slaves, Sisko would kick some @$$.

And the ZDF was right, Nazism is a serious subject which Star Trek isn't able to handle.
"Patterns of Force" is crap.

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Old 04-30-2009, 09:49 AM
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I never felt 'misrepresented' only because nazis were used as villains in three episodes ... among which only
"Patterns of Force" really makes a point, in the other two the nazis are just there as villains. They could have made the point with any other dictatorship, but nazis work just well in TV because you just need a swastika to let the audience know who they are.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:01 PM
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They did the Nazi stuff far too many times in Trek...I hop ENT was ther very last time we go down that road.

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