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Subj: Re: Regarding the post about Babylon 5
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 09:45:51 pm EDT (Viewed 94 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Regarding the post about Babylon 5
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 09:32:16 pm EDT (Viewed 10 times)

    I will say I agree with that. As an atheist it still bothered me that most of the humans in Star Trek were atheist. Part of my disgust was that the humans had become so enamored with their technology you had Barclay living out his life in holodecks and Riker and Harry Kim falling in love with holograms and another hologram giving himself the delusion of family. Humanity in Star Trek is well...wretched. Preachy, non-religious, overly optimistic, they for the most part abstain from real alcohol (fools!), they're utterly dependent on their technology, and they're just so utterly devoid of any real passion. Their utopia is built on blandness and they've evolved past real interpersonal conflict. You can't relate to them.

Well said. But I will say that Barclay's holo-addiction to me was one of the most realistic takes on humanity 'Trek ever did. How many people today retreat to their virtual worlds rather than interact with people face-to-face?

    That's why I liked Sisko...he didn't seem like one of the other Federation drones lacking flaws. He was obnoxious, demanding, manipulative and abrasive at times. He's the one person in Star Fleet I could relate to.

And I did not like Sisko because he was too perfect, as I pointed out in another post. The guy could do Everything.

Give me Dwight Schultz's Barclay every day, a guy full or neuroses and flaws, Barclay was the most three dimensional character in 'Trek.