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Old February 13 2010, 12:34 AM   #38
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Re: Was Picard wrong in I,Borg?

Rush Limborg wrote: View Post
^Yup. She leaned from Picard's error--an error he confessed to in "Descent".

I think, in that ep, Picard was shaken into reality. For too long, he was so caught up in Nothing Can Exuse Going Against Our Federation Values, he condemned Riker, in "Silicon Avatar", for advocating killing the chrystaline entity to prevent further attacks.

But as he found out, sometimes the "moral" thing isn't necessarily the "right" thing.
Picard had weapons armed and ready to go if their attempt to communicate with the entity failed. He was willing to kill it, but he figured they may as well try to talk to the damn thing first.
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