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Old May 24 2011, 02:43 PM   #321
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Re: Star Trek: TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic Review Thread

"Can't anyone die of old age in Trek?"

I understand that sentiment. I had no issue with how Scotty went out (if he went out . . .). Granted, it is comforting to think our heros died peacefully surrounded by loved ones and surely some will/did. But many who refuse to retire don't go down entirely peacefully. Most of our past explorers during the heroic age of exploration died on the job: Magellon, Cook, Scott, Shackleton. Though I wouldn't kill everyone off during an eventful story, it is likely many explorers into the unknown will not die at home in bed, even in the future.
"Can anyone remember when we used to be explorers?"

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