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Sat, Aug. 13th, 2005 06:43 pm
For Your Amusement

This article takes a special kind of crazy to write.

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moozeale
moozeale
Julia
Sat, Aug. 13th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)

You're right. Anyone who reads that much into a TV show is definately nuts.


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noble_resonance
noble_resonance
Sun, Aug. 14th, 2005 12:44 am (UTC)

Eh, yes and no. While I agree that these the writer of this takes the premise a little too far, he does do a pretty good job of highlighting some unconcious views held by a large number of people.


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phoenix1701
phoenix1701
Brian
Sun, Aug. 14th, 2005 01:53 am (UTC)

As noble_resonance says, the article isn't entirely without merit. The author is obviously very convinced that capitalism is the One True Economic Theory and anyone who isn't a capitalist must be a dirty dirty commie, but I myself noticed how Star Trek, especially later on with DS9 and Voyager, pretty much abandoned the whole idea of "no money" and started on the idea of "credits" and even, I seem to recall, latinum (!) because they couldn't portray a society we could identify with without including money and its related vices. It is rather inconsistent in that sense. And it's also true that the complete and total lack of religion in favor of science does seem fairly deliberate, and my own personal views make that a future I honestly wouldn't want to see. I do recall an episode of TNG, though, where Worf goes on a holy pilgrimage and has a vision that, by the end of the episode, is not entirely explained (I think -- I know there was also some business with a clone of Kahless in that episode), so I don't think it's completely dismissed.


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Sun, Aug. 14th, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC)

I don't know. The premise of Star Trek's economy was centered firmly on the concept of the replicator -- foo in, whatever you want out. It makes the idea of money seem kind of odd. The only thing you need to run the damnable machines is matter and more energy, and its clear that the Star Trek universe is hip-deep in cheap energy.


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teenyweenyowen
Owen
Sun, Aug. 14th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am a geek

The appearence of the clone was fully explained by the end of the episode. The priestswere trying to give themselves political leverage basically. OTOH the end of the episode did have the clone taking the position of spiritual leader of the klingons. The general feeling was the spirituality was a good and desireable thing despite that it could be abused for political reasons.


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