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jtesteban58
Thu, Jan 7, 2021, 3:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 2

@aby, You don't understand the show runner's obsession with Michael Burnham? Gee, could it be that Paradise and Osunnsanmi consider themselves massively "woke", and feel a moral imperative to ram "wokeness" down our throats? [That was a rhetorical question. ] Such a mindset unequivocally requires that an African-American woman must be the Center of All Things, even when it makes no character or story sense to do so. That's all Discovery is to them, a vehicle for woke propaganda using Michael Burnham (and SMG) as the vehicles. Things will not change without a wholesale removal of Paradise and Osunnsanmi as well as the other producers. So you might as well accept that is what Discovery will always be without such changes. They are sure as hell not going to change.
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JTEsteban
Sat, Dec 26, 2020, 8:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Su'Kal

This is a first comment for me on a Jammer board besides enjoying his reviews for many years. The current show runners for DISC/PIC are fully intent on preaching and ramming the so-called virtues of a woke utopian (dystopian in my view) universe down the audience's throat. The explanation for the Burn fits completely in this paradigm. The message of the Burn is simply : "Don't ever trigger anyone because it will bring my universe to an end." It is nothing more than an Anti-triggering , anti-microaggression, anti-free speech message. While Star Trek has always been unrealistically utopian in its ideals (Roddenberry himself made statements to that effect), this incarnation is clearly nothing more than a commercial for woke philosophy, as flawed as that ultimately is in my view.

Chris Lopes is right; they are far too interested in checking the woke checkboxes to do really daring or even mildly bold storytelling. And you see, the problem is, that the more woke society becomes, the more bland it becomes in all its aspects, especially its art forms. Discovery is living proof.
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Esteban
Wed, Jan 16, 2019, 2:16am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Primal Urges

"where apparently an MD and a psychology PhD fall under one umbrella)"

I don't think you understand what a PhD is for. A PhD is for people who want to carry on doing research, not some trade school for clinical practice. Even if we ignore that psychology will likely be different (and hopefully less of a pseudoscience) 400 years from now, even today it's quite possible for someone to have a B.S. in Psychology as well as an M.D.. Such an individual would be qualified to practice medicine as well as to provide marriage counseling. Especially so given the constraints of life within a small starship.
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Esteban
Thu, May 10, 2018, 9:24pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: Tribunal

Loved KOVAT, What a character! So invested in his culture that he does not see different options. I like how DS9 is able to establish different cultures leaving us amazed. Makes me wonder: if 100% of the cases are solved in Cardassia at the expense of a few of them using an escape goat... Is it that bad a system?
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