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Locutus
Tue, Nov 20, 2018, 9:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: First Contact

It's always amusing to look back on the Borg and wonder: why do we find them so terrifying? Here we have a species which personifies like no other what humankind (at least in the Trekverse) claims to aspire to - true interconnectedness. And TNG did brilliantly at showing our fear of losing our limited identities, our fear of real relationship as opposed to the relationship between two small, limited, scared identities. And so our constructed sense of self screams out "No! I can't give up what I hold most dear, otherwise I will be turned into a soulless machine with no sense of agency, and life will be stripped of all its joy". Of course the show never framed it in those terms and it always became about "good" versus "evil", but it's a good psychological study of just how much we fear what we most desire, and how we go about hiding that fear beneath an seemingly innocent facade which places individuality as the epitome of what it is to be "human". That resistance which is futile is nothing more than our resistance to love.
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Locutus
Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 9:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Lethe

I wish to let everyone know I will keep watching this series. From reading some of these comments, I’ve come to realize the importance of letting everyone know our viewing intentions. Rest assured, I will update everyone weekly on my status.
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Locutus
Thu, Mar 13, 2014, 11:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: The Perfect Mate

Moonie... While the way this episode played out may not have been ideal, the way the "perfect mate" is ultimately being used as a bargaining chip isn't depicted positively.

What's "annoying, outdated, sexist, stupid" is the way that you accuse us of "all being men" as if male genitalia is just cause for anger. That outburst reads like a caricature of the irate, irrational misandrist. You do your own feminist ideology a disservice.
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