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Old July 1 2013, 10:37 PM   #5
Robert Comsol
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Re: Janice Lester / Turnabout Intruder

Metryq wrote: View Post
STAR TREK was generally very forward-looking; I would say the episode was probably a commentary on contemporary society (rather than the future world of the Federation)—that capable individuals were excluded from rising to their fullest because of tradition or bigotry.
I agree that it was probably foremost a commentary on contemporary scociety but at the expense of Roddenberry's utopian vision of the future where male dominance seems still to rule.

In simpler language: The vision was sacrificed for a story, but it's the last episode we are talking about.

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