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Old November 27 2013, 04:30 PM   #22
Richard Baker
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Re: Bread & Circuses - Kirk's Folly

Wasn't Sulu supposed to have some extensive knowledge of Geology? I know at the beginning (and perhaps in the writer's bible) he had almost an interest of the week, but whatever interested him he dove into with both feet. I think Botany was also features in the first season...

The logic of beaming down into the thick of things, getting into trouble and figuring a creative way out is just how the show was constructed. I agreed with David Gerrold in his book but when I watched TNG with the 'Away Teams' while more practical they were just not that interesting in the stories. The times when Picard did beam down and deal with things personally were far better IMO
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