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Old December 10 2012, 07:01 PM   #95
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Re: How many reset buttons?

sonak wrote: View Post
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exodus wrote: View Post
Comparing X-Files to Star Trek is like comparing Buck Rodgers to Supernatural
There are differences, but X-Files proved that an ongoing story can work in a TV show.

exodus wrote: View Post
Chakotay destroyed their ship, remember?
So they had no supplies, no food, no place to sleep & no weapons.
Someone honest is offering them all of that and more as long as the do an honest days work...........and this person still needs to gain you're trust?
They were never treated as political prisoners or enemies. Why bite the hand that's feeding you considering you have no other options?
You're 75 thousand light years from home with nothing to your name. What's more important, your political views or a hot plate of food? Isn't that more believable?l
Just because Chakoty and the Maquis don't have much of a choice doesn't mean they have to be happy about. There should have been more resistance and push back against Star Fleet regulations and frankly I think a lot of the Maquis would blame Janeway for being stranded in the DQ. What's the point of having the Maquis on the ship if there is not going to be any conflict? It makes Janeway look like a total Mary Sue if all those Maquis people will simply defer to her right away.

yeah, I agree with this second point. The fact that Janeway basically stranded all these people out there should have served as more of a source of conflict. Instead, except for a few episodes, it was largely forgotten so they could show everyone on the ship falling in line behind the captain.
Chakotay stranded his own people there as well.
Isn't he as much at fault as she is?
Why would the Maquis be pissed at Janeway and not at him as well?
Besides, didn't DS9's "Maquis" state the Maquis weren't enemies of the Federation and wanted no conflict with them? Isn't that what Cal kept telling Sisko? Didn't Kira also tell Sisko that the Maquis weren't the aggressors and we discovered by the end of the 2 parter that it was the Cardassians manipulating the whole thing?
Adm. Nycheiv called them "Citizens of the Federation".

The Overlord wrote: View Post
What's the point of having the Maquis on the ship if there is not going to be any conflict?
Because they knew how to survive with very little resources. They proved they could survive in hostile conditions. Being poor, hungry and hunted was a daily way of life for them.
A Tiger doesn't loose sleep over the opinion of sheep.

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