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Old January 24 2013, 05:11 PM   #23
sonak
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Re: Has your perception of Trek changed in the last 10 years?

I'm a lot more of a casual fan of it these days than I used to be. I used to think that TOS through DS9 was about the best televised sci-fi out there, but I've caught up on a lot of older, very good sci-fi shows like B5 and Farscape, and now I think of Star Trek as just one of many good sci-fi franchises out there.

Like BillJ, I also have increasingly noticed that for its reputation as "social commentary" and presenting ethical dilemmas, that Star Trek often drops the ball in that regard, and the Prime Directive is a big part of it. Now, I tend to enjoy the "space opera adventure" angle of it, or just appreciate the characters and stories without taking the preachiness too seriously.
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