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  •  I guess that works. (2+ / 0-)
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    walkshills, FloridaSNMOM

    But I would have found it more compelling if they hadn't tried to legitimize the spirituality surrounding the wormhole aliens by having Sisko share in it.  They should have forced him to deal with the ethical conundrum of accepting a mantle he knew to be nonsense for political reasons.  Instead they muddied the waters by having him explore his own spiritual feelings in all sorts of mystical ways when they could have done it more humbly and honestly.

    Democracy is a habit, not a circumstance.

    by Troubadour on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:47:03 PM PDT

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    •  Never thought of that way.. (2+ / 0-)
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      Troubadour, FloridaSNMOM

      Most of that was in Season 7, and I took it far more about him exploring his heritage, since he knew his mother was a wormhole alien, then worshiping them or thinking of them as a religious concept;

      But it is interesting.  Actually, I find the whole fact that a Trek could engineer this kind of thought about character motivations to be a good sign for how well written it was ;)

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:49:14 PM PDT

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      •  What irks me is that I can imagine so many ways (3+ / 0-)
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        tmservo433, Dogs are fuzzy, splashy

        that Star Trek could continue to evolve and tell compelling stories on an even higher plane than DS9, but the owners of the franchise are cretinous corporate scum who have instead thrown it in a ditch and jumped on its bones with these Abrams movies.

        Democracy is a habit, not a circumstance.

        by Troubadour on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:52:33 PM PDT

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