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Old April 24 2008, 11:31 PM   #11
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Re: Meaney On 'Deep Space Nine'

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
It was really a social commentary where in the not-too-distant future we could develop a permanent under-class who are segregated from society. In contemporary television you couldn't do that, so I realized the value of science fiction as a genre by doing the show."
I guess he's never heard of The Wire. It's not at all "impossible" to address the types of issues DS9 did on TV in a non sci-fi setting.
Good job he didn't actually use the word "impossible" then, isn't it? And I'm pretty sure he was talking about TV in the early-to-mid 90's (which is when DS9 started and the episodes he's referring to aired), rather that the early 2000's, which is when The Wire started.
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