Re: The Orb - a new DS9 podcast
Great job, although I have to say that I disagree with your assessment of DS9 challenging Roddenberry's philosophy. I think 'challenge' is the wrong word to use to describe what DS9 does; it doesn't really challenge Roddenberry's philosophy so much as examine his philosophy from a slightly different angle. DS9 still has every aspect of TOS and TNG's 'utopian future' present even in its later seasons, but what it does is examine those aspects from an outsider's point of view.
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