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Old April 30 2013, 03:58 PM   #595
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Re: Janeway's Decision to Kill Tuvix

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Those lives had already ended. Tuvok and Neelix were dead, and Tuvix was killed in order to create new copies of them.
Have you any idea how ridiculous that sounds?
We're worried about sounding "ridiculous" now?

You do realize this is an episode about a machine that turns two people into one, as though it were a magical blender, right?
That's my point. It's entertaining to speculate but talking about killing and reanimating and murder are at odds with the idea that the show is intended to be thought provoking but not to the point of ridicule. It's supposed to make you think 'well what would I do in that situation?' Some people say they would allow things to continue without interference and other people say they would bring back the original people. It's an ethical call. That's really as far as this argument can go without beginning to sound ridiculous.
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