The Old Mixer wrote:
How is it hypocritical of Janeway's crew that they enjoyed movies and television because a Denobulan 200 years earlier had a different opinion about such media?
It goes back to Data's statement that TV pretty much became 'extinct' around or a little after 2040.
And considering that this was early TNG, it appeared to say future humans grew bored with it or abandoned it for some reason.
Then taking a look at how humans entertained themselves on the Enterprise-- plays, reading, playing instruments, studying science and arts-- we never see anyone watching a movie or tv.
But for direct evidence, read what Harry Kim had to say about TV when Kes and Neelix told him about how much they enjoyed soap operas.
Phlox's statement, Data's and Kim's all combined say TV is outdated and a waste of time.
Let's face it, I'm already bored by TV. By 2040, I will probably be bored by films as well.