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Old May 13 2013, 07:29 AM   #26
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Re: Episode of the Week: 2x15 "Pen Pals"

Timo wrote: View Post
How is that better than telling the truth?
It avoids all the hassle of wading through planetary resistance when saving the primitives, for one thing. If Picard told them he'll be firing biblical-level weapons at their world, he'd quite possibly be facing a wall of human(oid) shields waving placards saying "Aliens go home!" in various degrees of misspelling...
I meant after the fact.
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