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Old September 8 2012, 06:42 PM   #38
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Re: Does the Federation still exist in the 31+th century?

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The problem with this scenario is that it relies on the assumption that the Federation electorate is stupid and irrational.
Every eloctorate ever has been so...
The fundamental premise of Star Trek is that society has changed, that people have rejected irrationality and ignorance.
I know... but if you look at how Trek on TV was handled... the writers simply re-created early 21st century in the late 24th.
They were steering clear of such idiocy while Roddenberry was still alive, but after he was gone, it was downhill from there.
In voyager's episode 'Pathfinder' they had secretaries and numerous other stupidities that are directly related to our century and the socio-economic system WE live in (while the Trek one as Roddenberry pushed was given minor nods and eventually pushed to the side).
We are who we choose to be but also have predefined aspects of our personalities we are born with, and make art that defines us.
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