Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
If you were to ask Picard if he watched TV he'd probably say something similar to Phlox, about finding real life more interesting than watching someone else's.
But if you were to ask him, 'but when you pretend to be Dixon Hill when you use the holodeck, how is that any different?"
Would love to see the expression....
I think people are reading way too far into this. However, I suspect Picard's answer would be along the lines of
"The Holodeck allows us to interact with the story, to almost BE the story. It DOES benefit if used correctly. Even Dixon Hill is solving crimes instead of watching someone else do it."
Also, in the Star Trek universe, where we aren't forced to work 9-5 all our lives, I'd say life WOULD be far more interesting.
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We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing, all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. - Gene Roddenberry