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Loud Morn
Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 4:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Thirty Days

well yeah, this episode certainly aged well... nowadays, fascists like Bolsonaro and Trump do have that sort of rhetoric like "respect our borders don't meddle in our internal affairs". Janeway demonstrates just how outdated mainstream liberalism is with the non-meddling policy in case of an environmental catastrophy. Of course Paris, the romantic eco-anarchist is going to get all the bashing. Who cares about orders and military fetishism when the planet is in danger?
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Loud Morn
Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 5:45am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Counterpoint

@wolfstar
just came here after the STP discussions... and yes, I agree, the directing is spectacular here. Those angles! Voyager is shown here as it is never shown, the customary sets are looking spooky, weird and full of mystery. Another thing: the Voyager sets are so tastefully constructed, they are so unique in comparison with the design of the Kurtzman-era Trek, where the sets convey the feeling that you are on a generic starship of a generic franchise.
Third: this whole episode just reinforces the theatrical, and why not, operatic feeling of the 90' Trek. It just has that force of cohesion, force of invisible frames which keep the material together.
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Loud Morn
Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 4:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Saints of Imperfection

@Trent @Gil

https://them0vieblog.com/2017/09/12/trump-trek-how-star-trek-voyager-is-perfectly-trumpian-star-trek/

if you "want" a perfectly right wing star trek, here it is!
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Loud Morn
Sat, Feb 9, 2019, 5:24pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: An Obol for Charon

@Rahul sorry to disappoint you regarding socialism in star trek:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/opinion/make-it-so-star-trek-and-its-debt-to-revolutionary-socialism.html

and about that Shatner-comment... serious? that's why you finished reading that article?
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Loud Morn
Sat, Feb 9, 2019, 4:07pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: An Obol for Charon

Hey guys,
I've found a nice article which sums up STD quite well:
https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/05/the-dismal-frontier

What is your oppinion?
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Morn
Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 9:42am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Choose Your Pain

Maybe the whole show so far is actually set in the mirror universe where everything went wrong (including the war with the Klingons), and "mirror Stamets" will actually turn out to be good Stamets? That theory would certainly explain why everyone behaves like such a jackass on this show, including Saru...
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Morn
Fri, Jan 1, 2016, 8:24am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Homefront

The only problem I have with this episode is how ubiquitous Starfleet is. Why is the Federation in control of everything. Doesn't Earth have its own military and its own form of civilian government? This is something that Star Trek doesn't delve into deeply enough. Sure, we've come so far as to formed alliances with other races and formed a Federation out of that. It makes sense to have an alien as head of the UFP but giving the Federation full control over Earth's defences, its military, is a step too far. The final scene with yellow-shirts beaming in on to the streets is quite absurd. It would be a bit like NATO sending in its forces to take control of the US in an emergency.

You have to wonder, what power does Starfleet and the Federation lack on Earth? I don't think that question was even considered by the writers here, because we are so used to Starfleet being the center of Star Trek. Watching it today it just comes across as insular and divorced from the realism that DS9 tried to bring to us.
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