View Single Post
Old October 1 2008, 03:10 PM   #191
Steve Roby
Commodore
 
Steve Roby's Avatar
 
Location: Ottawa, ON Canada
Re: Greater Than The Sum Review *** POTENTIAL SPOILERS ***

I don't think I'd make a great starship captain, so I don't think I need to see someone like me onscreen in Star Trek. I need characters who are believable and who have some qualities I can approve of or sympathize with to some extent. That's not limited to middle-aged white guys.

I do remember people on usenet years ago complaining that pandering to the politically correct meant they couldn't watch DS9 or Voyager, because everyone can relate to a white man in charge but only black men can relate to a black man in charge and only women can relate to a woman in charge. It was almost funny to see people so obliviously blind to their own racism and sexism. Well, not all of them were oblivious -- in my experience, most people who blather about the PC police are outing themselves as bigots. (I'm referring to the extreme cases on usenet in the 1990s, not to anyone here.)
Steve Roby is offline   Reply With Quote