The Official Star Trek Movie Forum

The Official Star Trek Movie Forum > Star Trek > Star Trek XI: The Movie > Why Do "All Powerful, All Knowing" Beings Seem To Like To Torture Starfleet Crews?
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-02-2008, 10:26 AM
TheTrekkie's Avatar
TheTrekkie TheTrekkie is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 1,030

Originally Posted by Zardoz View Post
Maybe Trekkie-

But what about Trelane, Apollo, Melkots, Vidians, Metrons? I could go on and on....
Trelane e.g. played with the humans like many children play and torture bees or ants. When his parents came they were angry and you see that it was just him and his race wasn't that evil.
And if tyrants take me, And throw me in prison, My thoughts will burst free, Like blossoms in season.
Foundations will crumble, The structure will tumble, And free men will cry:
Thoughts are free!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2008, 09:40 PM
Elizadolots's Avatar
Elizadolots Elizadolots is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4,466

I once wrote a paper (in college) comparing Trelane to God. I think the "kid with a toy" view we have of Trelane could be applied to God in the Hebrew Testament (at first, he's there all the time, walking among them...then he gets distant, then he gets annoyed)....I've always described Star Trek V as "They find God, don't like him so nuke him"...

Thanks to Ron Salon for the signature banner!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 05:27 AM
Zardoz's Avatar
Zardoz Zardoz is offline
Federation Councillor
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Somewhere In The Future
Posts: 31,432


Ok, I can buy that about Trelane, but what about the others I mentioned? They did not have that issue.


But the "god" in Trek 5 was just a manelvolent alien (again) it was just using Sybok to get him free. he was just a prisoner (admitdly a powerful one) try to escape.
"High Priestesses Of Zardoz" By Eliza's Starbase Of Avatars Copyright 2009."
"Zardoz Speaks To You, His Choosen Trek Fans."
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:55 AM.

Forum theme courtesy of Mark Lambert
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2009 by Paramount Pictures. STAR TREK and all related
marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.