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Old September 21 2013, 10:56 PM   #52
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Re: The hate at "Genesis"

Hober Mallow wrote: View Post
The bad stuff that exists franchise-wide doesn't make "Genesis" any better.
But it does make Genesis "typical."

Admiral2 wrote: View Post
A runabout in DS9 got shrunk down to a christmas tree ornament.
Coincidentally available in Hallmark stores in time for the Holidays?

Hober Mallow wrote: View Post
What, I'm responsible for the violent death of Ensign Noname?
Except they weren't responsible, they were under the influence of the "T-Cell" infection. When it comes to the deaths aboard the ship, the only responsible party was Doctor Crusher.

JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
Evolution goes in the direction that increases survival and reproduction odds at the time in the environment you're in. It's not some predetermined track.
The episode The Chase says otherwise, "evolution" in the Star Trek universe, the development of intelligent lifeforms, was predetermined.

TNG had some flaws but its message was not among them. It's a little sick that "Mankind may not be inherently violent, greedy and awful" is considered preachy and arrogant.
TOS did it much better, Humans didn't "evolve" somehow in to completely different people psychologically. We were still inherently violent (but won't kill today), greedy (wealthy miners), and occasional awful (we'll kill half the population, so the other half won't starve).

This episode, however, was badly written and badly staged.
It was interestingly written, and I thought the staging was creepy in a good way.

Hober Mallow wrote: View Post
But how does Barclay "devolve" into a spider?
Miles O'Brien had a pet tarantula named Christine, Barclay interacted with it a little over a year before Genesis, this might in some way have influenced his change into a spider. Maybe it bit him at some point.

Spider spit.

Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
Individuals do not evolve, species do. Over the course of EONS.
That not completely true, evolution includes not just adaptation but also mutation and other mechanisms too. It is possible for mutation to occur within an individual, and so individuals can in fact evolve.

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