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Old October 10 2012, 05:42 AM   #39
A beaker full of death
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Re: Picard qualified to command Enterprise?

CoveZombie wrote: View Post
Funny. I thought the point of TOS was to tell entertaining stories in a sci-fi setting as a way of attracting viewers and, ultimately, making money.
no, that was Berma-Trek.

CoveZombie wrote: View Post
I also thought all the "using Trek as a vehicle to explore the human condition" bullshit was just that.
no, it wasn't. ALL writing - when done by writers - is created because the writer has something to say. That doesn't mean they're trying to expound on deep meaningful philosophy, as people later interpreted Trek. But yes, writers, even tv writers, like all artists, write because they have something to say.
Now, people who start out as suits, who then take writing credits, are another animal entirely.
"shall not be infringed" is naturally open to infringements of all kinds, because shut up and think of the children.
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