Thread: Reunion
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Old December 15 2008, 05:35 PM   #5
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Re: Reunion

But I really dislike the way the most interesting Klingon woman we've ever seen is dispatched quickly and horribly off-camera, leaving the double implication that she underestimated her opponent and couldn't defend herself.
Given that we've seen women kick a** and take names on Star Trek prior to this, wouldn't it be more fair to say that we're left with the [rather logical] implication that a politician/diplomat couldn't defend herself against a trained warrior?

As for underestimating her opponent -- I think you're reading too much politics into the scene. If it was Picard getting in the face of a Klingon warrior, you'd call it a master's diplomacy -- even if he'd be killed should the opponent not react as expected. K'Ehleyr does the same, and she's an idiot.
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