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Old July 26 2012, 06:04 PM   #167
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Re: The OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Season 1 Discussion Thread

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Instead of coming up with any kind of original alien culture, they just trotted out some African tribe from a 1930s movie-- complete with African clothing and tribal music!-- and tried to convince us that they're "alien." Say huh?
The only reason the aliens were all black and made to look like a stereotypical African tribe was because the director was a racist. The damn episode is full of references to just about every pre-modern Earth culture but African culture.
I think the writers, casting director and production designer also had something to do with it as well. The director is never solely responsible, not on a tv show like this in any case.

The episode didn't make it to air without Roddenberry's approval.
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