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Old November 10 2010, 03:00 PM   #71
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Re: Some speculation about the Romulans and the Borg invasion

One of the persistent problems with ST's approach to aliens is that it usually treats "species," "culture," and "nation" as interchangeable terms. And that simplistic thinking leads to errors like defining Vulcans as a "species" instead of a cultural and ethnic subdivision of the greater Vulcanoid species that includes Vulcans and Romulans.

And really, going around in circles arguing about the meaning of one sentence in a movie can't be the most meaningful way of exploring that subject. Surely there are larger and more interesting questions to be examined within the context of the thread topic.
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