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don joe
Sun, Nov 9, 2014, 5:28pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: Rejoined

I see a lot of discussion of homosexuality here, but I actually thought that the strenght of "Rejoined" was that it was never mentioned. It was only about love. That's for the best in my opinion, you can't get over prejudices if you don't stop labeling some things (or people).

It did seem to me a little over the top, the kind of passion that was portrayed. I can imagine having memories of a lover from a past life, and being attracted to them even if they changed body, but, with Trills, we've been repeatedly told that it's not just about the bodies. The symbionts retain the memories and traits from their hosts, and Jadzia Dax has always been the first to say that she 'is not Curzon', and things like that. I guess this was unimportant - who says Lenara Kahn and Jadzia Dax can't feel for each other like Torias Dax and Nilani Kahn did? In any case this didn't ruin the episode for me, the message went through very clearly.

Also it occurred to me that this is something of a character trait of Jadzia: she falls fast and deeply.

As a side note. Some days ago, here in Italy, people actually protested (standing silently in the town square I understand, very civilized-like, like wasn't happening in a while) against the new laws pro homosexual unions. Yes, no gay marriage here yet.

Just think about the contrast between a story like this, about a romance outside of gender/sexual boundaries, and the reality where people actually go out of their way to prevent other human beings from gaining a right.

Was it preaching? I'm not saying. I guess it can't be denied that "Rejoined" criticized this kind of attitude, but I think it did it in a constructive manner: it showed, in fact, that it doesn't have to matter.
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Don Joe
Sun, Nov 2, 2014, 3:34pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S3: Family Business

It seemed a little weird to me that jammer gave so much relevance to the Sisko b-story, but then I understand some people don't really like the ferengi stories. No offense but I think some of the comments are much more interesting this time.

I myself thought, as I watched it, that this would be a thought provoking episode, what with the ferengi woman wanting to be a person. But... in the end, there was nothing gained. Clearly she couldn't just win her rights in the course of a forty minutes comedic episode, but the result was that her (also actual) issue was only used to give a context to the comedy, as has already been pointed out. It's unfortunate the ferengi have turned out so funny, because the way their society is built makes for very trekkish stories.

Maybe someone already mentioned that the black commander hooked up with yet another gorgeous black woman, and what do they have in common? Oh hey, it's baseball!
Sorry, I've got nothing against those things. I just thought that, maybe, in the vast universe... Perhaps Andorians have colored people too.
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