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Old July 6 2013, 04:10 AM   #132
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Re: Star Trek morality test - best and worst episodes

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I really do think it was made into a silly rule and dogma in TNG, whereas it should've been better written. Not interfering is one thing, but when you need to let them die, that's just stupid.
In "Homeward"'s case, they just needed to go further and explain that it wasn't possible to evacuate the planet in time and that would set a precedent for such actions that would lead to an ineffective Galactic Nanny State.

which would have been absurd, but at least it would have been amusing.

Unlike the episode itself, which combined being morally offensive with jusr being boring.
Amusing to learn that there are possibly realpolitik reasons for not blinding jumping to everyone's aid?
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