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Old September 2 2012, 03:31 AM   #47
Knight Templar
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Re: Why Is Diversity Focused Only On Race & Species?

Christopher wrote: View Post
NYPD Blue? The Shield? You're asking for Star Trek to become something it fundamentally isn't and never should be. There are already fifty zillion dark and cynical shows on TV and five hundred gajillion dark, dystopian science-fiction futures in both fiction and literature. What makes Star Trek special is its optimism, its inspirational nature. It's important that there be at least some fictional franchises out there that try to do something different than the same old cliched negativity.

True, there have been times when ST has pushed its heroes to darker places -- Sisko in the Dominion War, Janeway in "Equinox," Archer in the Xindi arc. But there have always been limits, and those have been the exceptions, not the rule. If what you want to see are protagonists that are always that dark, or even worse, then you do not want Star Trek. And there's no shortage of cynical, ugly, negative franchises out there to give you what you want.
JoeZhang wrote: View Post
From his previous posts, I would think he wanted it to feature a group of aryan looking clansmen riding around on the USS Hitler.
That is very offensive JoeZhang and you should apologize or back up what you claim.

And Christopher you're showing a lack of imagination...again.

You can have a broadly upbeat and optimistic show but still have a captain whose general personality and disposition are the opposite of that most of the time.
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