Thread: Insurrection
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Old December 30 2012, 11:09 AM   #166
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Re: Insurrection

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There's something about Insurrection that I've always kind of wondered about. The Ba'ku weren't indigenous to that planet, but obviously they benefited from the "fountain of youth" on that planet. If the Ba'ku were so...enlightened and nice, for lack of better words, why wouldn't they just share the planet with others for the purpose of helping others? I mean they are a population of 600. They wouldn't even take up a fourth of the planet. Why not have their small area, and open up maybe 50% of the other side of the planet where the sick can come for help for medical reasons?
They were selfish.
^ This. Anji in particular always struck me like she was manipulating Picard to her own (unexplained) aims. The trouble with this script is that it expects us to side with the Ba'ku... but if you look at it more objectively, they're just as bad as the Sona. Except, of course, that they're the ones who have "paradise", and are just eager that everybody leave them alone to enjoy it.
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