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Old September 16 2013, 09:18 AM   #75
Robert Comsol
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Re: Not real Star Trek

Isolinear wrote: View Post
And I agree with Greg Cox, BSG was infinitely better than the old one, and in some ways better than Star Trek.
Now that's a story I need to hear.

Yes, Star Trek was definitely a vision of the future which qualifies as "utopian" and maybe had too much of it.

I vividly remember how I had to overcome my scepticism regarding Babylon 5. Here you had real people with real problems (drug and alcohol abuse) but the core message was get involved, stand up for what you believe is right but be smart and consider the long-lasting consequences of your actions.

However, the nuBSG protagonists had severe problems to reflect on such considerations and - interestingly - seldom had to pay a price for their actions which IMHO is just as naive as the original BSG presentation had been as a whole.

"The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth" Jean-Luc Picard
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
Albert Einstein
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