Re: Section 31 is a positive for the Federation (spoilers from TV & bo
I don't think Gene ever imagined a Section 31 and I think that it made for interesting fodder in Deep Space Nine, I wouldn't change anything except going into Sloan's mind at the end of the series. What really gets me is that this wasn't in response to the Dominion threat. That Section 31 had always existed really got on my nerves. It's not Gene's future, despite being necessary in the 24th Century.
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