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Old November 13 2011, 01:26 AM   #39
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Re: Gene Roddenberry's weird rules

Bixby wrote: View Post
About vices, what about Scotty and his love affair with Scotch? The guy even hides a bottle or two in his quarters...I'm not saying he was alcoholic, but the man seems to have quite a high tolerance for whiskey...
While it may look like a vice to us these days, Scotty's behaviour regarding alcohol was socially accepted, then.

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But Picard's statements in "First Contact" can't be so easily dismissed.
But Roddenberry had passed away by the time of First Contact, so it's hard to hang it on him.
It was a more general statement regarding the economy of the Federation. The posts I replied to seemed to go in that direction.
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