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Old October 15 2013, 02:40 PM   #35
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Re: Measure of a Man

PaleMoonlight wrote: View Post
This episode rules, possibly the best "courtroom drama" ep along with The Drumhead.
Drumhead is lightyears ahead of Measure of a Man IMO.

PICARD: You know, there some words I've known since I was a school boy. With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably. Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning. The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. I fear that today

PICARD: Maybe. But she, or someone like her, will always be with us, waiting for the right climate in which to flourish, spreading fear in the name of righteousness. Vigilance, Mister Worf, that is the price we have to continually pay.

Trek is at it's finest when it is relevant in today's climate.

This is especially true nowadays with the flash in the pan media and social networking.
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