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Aliem
Thu, Dec 20, 2012, 10:01am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S7: The Emperor's New Cloak

Rewatching this episode, and speaking as a queer woman, I'm not sure why Mirror Ezri and Mirror Kira getting together is somehow wrong but literally any other, more heterosexual, relationship isn't. The Intendant had a lot of sexual liaisons with men that were played to establish her character as wantonly sexual. None of those get nearly the same sort of fan backlash in the comments, well-intentioned or not.

So what if AltKira/AltEzri was played for titillation? AltKira/anyone played the same. Frankly, the only difference is that Nana Visitor and Nicole de Boer made a cute not-really-couple.
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Aliem
Sun, Nov 27, 2011, 12:45pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: Homefront

"And finally...Since a million years of human history and societal evolution have left us with capitalism as our best alternative"

A million years of biological evolution, certainly. Recorded history is a handful of millenia long, while behavioral modernity dates back to the Great Leap Forward about fifty millenia ago. Given the accelerating pace of change - compare the last ten centuries of technological and cultural change - it's not so unrealistic to see some utopian ideal as possible.

The only barrier here is a lack of vision and political will. Unfortunately, cynicism is a powerful force and *that* is what probably rules out utopia: our belief that it's impossible, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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