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Old January 21 2013, 01:44 PM   #185
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Re: TNG: The Body Electric by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Markonian wrote: View Post
Imho, there is to much fuss about the Tuvix issue. It is a matter of simple mathematics:

You toss one capable officer and get two capable officers in return. I'd call that a bargain. The needs of the many.
Joke, right? Just so I'm clear before I bother responding.

Christopher wrote: View Post
That's completely unfair. What I'm saying is that Janeway made the choice she felt was best for her entire crew, because that's what captains do. You just can't toss out pat caricatures and oversimplifications here. The moral dilemma of "Tuvix" is brilliantly complex and challenging, and you can't sum it up with sound bites.
The dilemma is brilliant, but I can't say the decision was. What happened to upholding federation principals?

Try as I might, I can't see Picard having done the same thing in the same situation. Hell, I couldn't see Janeway doing it from how she was earlier portrayed. But as I said, her decision here makes future admiral janeway totally believable to me
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