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Brad Hinds
Mon, Jan 27, 2020, 11:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Remembrance

Has anyone actually posited a serious argument that the Federation is or should be "rainbows and butterflies"? I find this questionable at best and reminds me of Sisko's equally specious remark in DS9 that Earth in the 24th century is a paradise.

I find it strange how some of you are quite hostile to even the faintest sense of optimism or idealism, especially the kind exemplified throughout Trek. What is it about it that triggers you so?
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Brad Hinds
Mon, Jan 27, 2020, 11:07pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Remembrance

@ovaduh

On the contrary, I would argue that Trek has explained quite convincingly how greed has been - well, I wouldn't say eliminated because that would be a stretch, but certainly tempered. For one, the humans of the 24th century live in a post-scarcity society in which everything they could need or want is readily accessible. How would greed as we perceive it even manifest in such an environment?

@Quincy

How dismissive and myopic. Human failings are not immutable. They are not fundamentally encoded in our DNA - they emerge from the many inadequacies and imperfections of our socio-economic structures. Who are you to say that in a future as depicted in Star Trek where the nature of those structures has shifted radically would not also radically change humans and for the better?
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Brad Hinds
Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 9:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

LOST was an astonishing television series. Probably the most ambitious since the turn of the century and certainly one of the very best. I was initially very caught up in the sweeping mysteries of that show, but it was around season 5 and 6 where that changed. I remember going into the series finale just wanting to see what would happen to those characters - answers to questions be damned. I wasn't disappointed and I've never been as moved by a piece of fiction in any medium. Lindelof and Cuse cop a lot of crap (the former in particular even though he's produced equally incredible work such as The Leftovers), but I loved how they ran LOST from start to finish and wouldn't change anything for the world.
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