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Old October 12 2013, 01:51 PM   #75
Bad Thoughts
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Re: Homosexuals and Deltans

^Yes, I agree. I think the concept was sustainable for the one film. However, it might have become more trying if learning to work with Ilia had to be a recurring conflict of the plot. Perhaps a clever writer may have found a way to make Ilia's character arc about being a woman in the work place, where she is constantly sexualized in spite of her wishes. As it stands, it suggests an intergender dynamic with constant sexual tension, in which men are caught between their natural sexual desires and the social need to deny their instincts. What would have happened if a human male crossed the line with a Deltan woman? Would he have been blamed for his actions, as he should? How would we have felt thirty years later about such an episode of Second Phase if it excused the human male of being "under the influence?"
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