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Old January 10 2013, 06:35 PM   #61
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Re: Was Chakotay a stereotype?

^ They could have done something with his heritage if they'd bothered to think & get creative. Maybe actually talk to some Indians...

For example, run with the Maya. Make Chak's ancestors who left earth some 22nd century well-educated professionals who simply want a life with less tech than they're getting on earth. Rural communities worldwide are adopting tech to reach out, but still retaining traditional ways of doing things. I mean, hell, you can watch live feeds from sugar shacks.

There's a difference between choosing to do some things by hand, and being a complete Luddite. It's hard to understand how a group of people who shunned technology would get on a starship & hurtle themselves to the far reaches of the quadrant.
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