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Old January 20 2013, 12:44 AM   #120
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Re: most "wrong" episode...

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junxon wrote: View Post
but it wasnt a dilemma of "should we help or not?" it was "we mustn't help because evolution-destiny tells us not to"

yes! exactly-the "dilemma" doesn't work, nor is it meant to even be a dilemma-from the presentation of the episode from Phlox' point of view, we are meant to see that Archer "saw the light" when Phlox approves of him for basically accepting his nonsense pseudoscience.

This wasn't like "Tuvix"-the viewer wasn't meant to wonder about the decision, they were meant to overlook or ignore the misunderstanding of evolution on display here and respect Archer's decision.
Basically, it was a story that they had the end to before ever putting anything to paper. They didn't want any debate, they just wanted a pat on the back for their "bold" storytelling.

Much like Insurrection, they attempt to drive home that there is only one "correct" solution. At least Tuvix attempted to show that there was no correct decision.

It's funny, the two pieces of Trek I despise the most are the two that I know the best because of arguments like these.
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