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Old May 17 2013, 09:25 PM   #2622
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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The "message" in this movie that startled and pleased me was this one: it's immoral to kill people with remote missiles without benefit of trial. Wow...imagine that.
How very much like TOS of it, to have such a metaphor.
Very TOS, but I don't think it can be called a metaphor or even an allegory - can it? A remote missile is a remote missile rather than symbolically representing...a remote missile.
They just didn't use the word "drone", IIRC.

But, yeah, I puzzled over that before I wrote it: those were 23rd century magic fantasy torpedoes, as opposed to Hellfires. If allegory and metaphor aren't words for it, what is?
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