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Old December 2 2012, 02:23 PM   #49
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Re: Insurrection

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The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, anyone?
That has never been the case. It's always the needs of the upper few that outweigh everything else.
But in the Star Trek universe it isn't suppose to be that way...
The particles were about to be collected by a corrupt Starfleet Admiral and criminal scum that also worked with the Dominion. In the film they also talk about how the Federation didn't know about what happened there (Rua'fo talked Dougherty into ordering the attack on the Enterprise so that the Federation Council didn't get information about what happened there, because it would lead to endless debates).

None of those guys were trustworthy. Dougherty tried to butter Picard up when he said it was going to help billions. The Son'a had the technology, and the Son'a would set the price for the fountain of youth. Only the richest would get a share of it. So the Ba'ku would have lost everything for greed. And THEN it became clear that the Ba'ku were only about to get eradicated because the Son'a wanted the particles all for themselves (because they were dying) AND wanted revenge. That was actually pretty clear.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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