Re: Better if they had allowed main cast to die?
This is ridiculous. Just because people point out one inconsistency in an episode, and even call it a major inconsistency, doesn't mean they don't think it's a good episode.
Barring actual evidence to the contrary, I'm calling shenanigans on the idea that either "The Void" or "Living Witness" weren't considered good episodes at the original airing.
It was the best of Trek, it was the worst of Trek...
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