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Old July 5 2013, 06:51 PM   #126
Bad Thoughts
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Re: Star Trek morality test - best and worst episodes

Ugh! The chair is not the issue. The sergeant was dismissed (a not so thorough psychiatric exam from Dr Spock, MD) because his lowly character served the narrative purpose of being the buffoon. The pilot, otoh, was accorded respect and honest out of respect for his military and social rank, which would contribute to his sons importance. These were the narrative conventions of the era.
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