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Reverend Meteor

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Mikel Midnight

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Subj: Re: Regarding the post about Babylon 5
Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 08:53:34 am EDT (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Regarding the post about Babylon 5
Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 12:49:29 pm EDT (Viewed 96 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.

    I agree. And not just about the humans .... given their immense budget, the later ST producers were incredibly lazy about presenting alien cultures as well. Typically they might have one defining characteristic, but the same bland characterless architecture and other artifacts.

Voyager was particularly bland when it came to creating new aliens I thought. Enterprise could at times be more awful than Voyager but Voyager could always out bland everyone else.

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