Ian Keldon wrote:
The difference being that In TOS it was clear that the venal, etc people were bad guys. Moore's version had them being "typical humans".
Yes, the line of demarcation was less sharp, more nuanced...more "realistic", if you will. But it was still there. One only missed it if one refused to see it...or needs those white/black hats to keep the scorecard.
The "realism" movement is nothing but rhetorical cover for cynics and others who despise seeing man viewed through the lens of a higher nature and calling and who prefer to think of man as "just another animal".
We have too much of that kind of thinking today.