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Old August 25 2014, 02:04 AM   #3
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Re: Messages, morals and meanings...

Also from Who Mourns for Adonais, the genuine regret from Kirk and McCoy over having to destroy Apollo's temple:

MCCOY: I wish we hadn't had to do this.
KIRK: So do I. They gave us so much. The Greek civilisation, much of our culture and philosophy came from a worship of those beings. In a way, they began the Golden Age. Would it have hurt us, I wonder, just to have gathered a few laurel leaves?

So, yes, Apollo was a jerk, and maybe destroying his temple/power supply was the only thing we could do to escape, but maybe we could have done things a little differently too, and just because someone else is wrong, that doesn't always make us right.
This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again.
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