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Old February 2 2012, 02:52 AM   #140
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Re: OTHER Starship Captains - Symbolism, Foreshadowing & Plot Devices

SISKO - It's a great question; and the answer - by my way of thinking is - BOTH.

The underlining and overshadowing tone of the show is most obviously: 1966 White-Male dominanted socio/politico, imperialist/ expansionist, American big-business - projected into a 23rd century backdrop.

However - the individual writers were able to adroitly weave into the overriding tone of the show - and the often ham-handed,'Truth, Justice, and the American Way Roddenberry rhetoric - subtle and compelling social, moral, and humanitarian issues and statements, which, in their best handling, caused us to examine our own philosophies and views.
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