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Old April 8 2013, 09:44 AM   #61
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Re: Section 31 is a positive for the Federation (spoilers from TV & bo

AllStarEntprise wrote: View Post
My biggest gripe about Section 31 when i was watching DS9 was it was completely counter to Roddenberry's vision of the future.
I don't think Section 31 violated GR's vision. At least not as originally given us in TOS and the TOS movies. We had covert activities. We had an "if push comes to shove then we choose us" philosophy.

Section 31 is an organization that acts to preserve and protect humanity. Not the Federation, but humanity.
Keeping in mind that your human, what is at all wrong with their mission being the protection and preservation of humanity?

That is the brand of thinking I just don't get. Not knocking anyone, but I am honestly confessing that I just don't get it. Where does this ideal that under the right conditions a self-inflicted extinction is okay? And that keeping tabs on openly antagonistic races is wrong? Or keeping a technological parity is provocatory and wrong?

If Roddenberry did this then he bait-and-switched us first generation fans, and fortunately DS9 corrected that fraud.

I think fans would be more comfortable with Section 31 if there were public and not a cloak and dagger organization under Star Fleet.
Which would pretty much defeat its purpose and nullify its effectiveness.
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