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Old 10-31-2009, 08:54 AM
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This would be great for the movie as it would address issues of todays conflicts and send a message that we can all get along.
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:22 AM
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why that idea
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:24 AM
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Isn't that broadly akin to saying that the Labour party should be in the next film? I don't think either is likely.
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why that idea

So we can watch Uhura get her brains beat out by Lt. Fazel the first time she can't establish contact with an alien species. Of course we'll never know the extent of her injuries since she'll be wearing a burqa.
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But the Taliban are just a little splinter group from the Muslim religion - it wouldn't really be fair.
Why not just have NORMAL, mainstream follower of Islam? Trek never shows those lunatic Christians that blow up women's health clinics, so why show the Islamic version?

Unless, of course, someome is trying to start a racist discussion?
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:19 AM
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But the Taliban are just a little splinter group from the Muslim religion - it wouldn't really be fair.
Why not just have NORMAL, mainstream follower of Islam? Trek never shows those lunatic Christians that blow up women's health clinics, so why show the Islamic version?

Unless, of course, someome is trying to start a racist discussion?
Whose to say the Taliban will even be around in the 23rd century? If our current efforts in Afghanistan are successful, they won't be. But let's not Babylon 5 Trek to prove what exactly? That Gene Roddenberry's future vision of humanity, free of intolerence, failed?
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Unless, of course, someome is trying to start a racist discussion?
Seems a reasonable suggestion, Jer!
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I could imagine a Taliban-Trek story: Federation officers supports a species which defends against the Klingon near the UFP-Klingon border, species is successful and attacks Federation colonies a few years later, Federation officers get court-martialed for the violation of the PD.
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I could imagine a Taliban-Trek story: Federation officers supports a species which defends against the Klingon near the UFP-Klingon border, species is successful and attacks Federation colonies a few years later, Federation officers get court-martialed for the violation of the PD.
That's a lot more inline with the Trek I know about than Capt. Pike's idea that a Member of a 20th century religious political movement show up on board the Enterprise and say, "ok, I'm here. The Party can start now. How are you officer Chekov? Yes I understand you are a little uncomfortable, I would be too if my people invaded your country and slaughtered thousands, but don't worry. That was a long time ago, I have nothing against working with a Russian, just don't speak against Mohommed, or I WILL KILL YOU!
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