Captain Tracy wrote:
I'd really like hear what both you and 7THSEA have to say on Commodore Stone.
Well, he's kind of a weasel ... but to be honest, that's the kind of white-washing that goes on from time to time in real life.
Had Jack Webb produced Star Trek
, we would no doubt have had a conversation about how Kirk can't be excused from prosecution and that it's only fair. However, this was GR's Star Trek
, so Stone wanted to sweep it under the rug rather than deal with a scandal.
Having worked lots of places where this happened, I don't really fault Stone for it. It's common procedure when a scandal that might impact a company is involved. You deal with it internally, and you shut up about it otherwise.
And besides, even though he's black, Commodore Stone could be a descendant of mine, so I have to be lenient with him.