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Old June 28 2013, 03:04 AM   #36
Captain Clark Terrell
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Re: Star Trek morality test - best and worst episodes

JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
I would argue that fewer Romulans died because they joined the war effort.
No doubt. The Dominion would ultimately have overrun them once they finished with the Federation and the Klingons.

JinnPanthosa wrote:
Or, it's possible that Romulus would have just surrendered once they were surrounded by the Dominion. But centuries of slavery isn't much better than death.
I'd argue that it's worse. What good is the survival of a race if the essence of said race has been lost?

JinnPanthosa wrote:
What Sisko did is very debatably the right thing to do, but it has nothing to do with Star Trek morality. It's an outright critique of Star Trek morality.
Bringing the Romulans into the war was the right move. It's how they were brought into it that raises so many questions. In the end, I think they'd have joined the war anyway. The issue is whether it would have happened soon enough to make a difference.

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