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Old June 28 2013, 06:25 PM   #50
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Re: Star Trek morality test - best and worst episodes

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Unless they were willing to fire Russ and Phillips, there had to be a solution which ended Tuvix's life.
Tuvix was nothing more than a merging of Tuvok and Neelix, and not a original life-form. When the composite being was separated back into it's two original forms, the composite's memories apparently lived on in both Tuvok and Neelix. There was no surprise on their faces when they materialized in sickbay, they remembered the activities of Tuvix, just as Tuvix temporarily retained both of their memories.

There was no "death" of Tuvix.
I don't know about that. Tuvix certainly thought he was dying.

If he was simply a composite of two live beings who were aware, he should have begged to be separated. He did not.

He expressed individuality, consciousness, and a very clear will to live.
Okay, let's switch this around a bit.

If it was Spock and McCoy fused together and there was a chance we'd never get either character back would folks complain as much over it?

Let's not forget that folks didn't really like Tuvok or Neelix and would've been happy to see them gone out of the equation here. Audience bias.
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