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Old August 20 2012, 08:30 PM   #674
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Re: The OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Season 1 Discussion Thread

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and there's some genuinely touching moments like the death of the girl
How exactly was that touching? Riker deliberately chose not to save the girl and the crew gave him a pat on the back for it. For a series that depicts humanity that's still trying to develop new ways to heal people, the moment when one has the power to bring a dead child back to life is shunned upon. Why is letting this girl die a good thing? Should we go to every hospital and tell doctors to stop trying to revive patients the moment they flat line?

You know what I call characters who willingly let children die and feel good about it at the end? The bad guys.
What crew gave him a pat on the back? Both Data and Crusher looked stunned when Riker didn't bring her back. I understand Picard being wary of changing events that already happened and that they would normally not have the power to change.

The Gift, DC Comics Annual #1 gives a look at changing events that have already happened. It's written by Micheal Jan Friedman and John deLancie.

"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"
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