Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku
I wonder how much of the dispute over this movie emerges from genuine issues with the scenario and how much is due to flaws with the structure of the film itself (i.e. it fails to address points that should have been reasonably brought up).
Whether or not the Son'a forfeited their right to live on the planet, by the time they returned they were a dying people. From that perspective, I feel a compassionate race could offer to let them inhabit some portion of the planet...especially a compassionate race consisting of 600 members.
Not all that dissimilar from how Khan's people may have been reasonable if Khan hadn't been batshit crazy and obsessed with wreaking vengeance on Kirk at all costs.
It was the best of Trek, it was the worst of Trek...
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