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Old August 6 2013, 03:10 AM   #107
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Re: When did the perception of Insurrection change?

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It might be if you truly believe in your principals. Sometimes upholding your principals/ethics etc.. can put you in a weaker position.
Hell, Picard points this out in Descent, Part 1. I know Piller was off the show at that point, but it does show the lack of familiarity he had with the characters when he wrote the movie. What we get in the movie does fit Gene's/Hollywood's bizarre "competence and pragmatism = evil" mindset though, which is really bizarre in this movie because the pragmatic admiral was going for solutions that would kill less people, while the Enterprise crew wound up causing tons of people to get hurt or die.
A business man and engineer discuss how to launch a communications satellite in the 1960s:
Biz Dev Guy: Your communications satellite has to be the size, shape, and weight of a hydrogen bomb.
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